Holiday Extravaganza – Contest Question #3, Jennifer St. Giles

December 17, 2008 at 6:00 am (General)

Hi, and welcome back to our Holiday Extravaganza. Today’s winner will receive from Jennifer St. Giles!

Question of the Day: What, if anything do you leave out for Santa? And his reindeer, too, of course!

As per the M&M’s guys… “He does exist!”

Drawing will be announced on December 30.



  1. Pam P said,

    Cookies and milk, of course, and then there’s that special reindeer food. My sister brought it over to my nephews one year with a story about it, and now she has to come over with the food for them every year or they worry Rudolph might pass them by, lol. She lives about an hour away and one year didn’t think she’d make it down for Christmas Eve and tried telling them their mother had it. No way, they got all worried and said only Aunt Wendy has the magical one, she has to bring it. So she had to go drive down and then right back home, late to her party, lol.

  2. Lea said,

    Cookies and milk and a carrot for the reindeer. 🙂

    Merry Christmas

  3. Natasha Armstrong said,

    When I was young we did some sort of treat, something mom had baked, and a glass of milk. Dad always tried to get me to leave some sort of booze for Santa. I wonder why? And we did carrots for the reindeer.
    Natasha A.

  4. Ann M. said,

    Since Santa doesn’t come to our house… no. I never did as a child when I did celebrate Christmas. I guess poor Santa did not get a bite to eat there. 🙂

  5. Eva S said,

    We leave rice pudding for him, my kids used to believe he ate it, nowadays they think it’s our cats…

  6. Lorri-Lynne Brown said,

    We used to, but with no kids in the house we don’t anymore.

    It was always milk and cookies for Santa and carrots and a bowl of water for the reindeer when we were young though.

  7. Jackie (Literary Escapism) said,

    Right now, we really don’t leave anything out. My son is only 22 months old and I don’t think he understands the concept of leaving something for Santa just yet.

    Although, once he does understand, we’ll probably be leaving either no-bake cookies (daddy’s favorite) or chocolate chip cookies. Homemade of course.

  8. *lizzie starr said,

    I don’t think we ever left anything for Santa or his team. Just not a tradition in our family. Sounds like he still gets plenty of treats to help him keep his handsome figure! 🙂

  9. Wanda said,

    Chocolate chip cookies (baked that day) and milk. My husband’s been trying to convince the kids Santa would prefer Dr Pepepr instead 🙂

  10. Diane M. said,

    Not since the kids got older. If there are cookies the kids would eat them, both teenage boys. Food never lasts.

  11. Crystal B. said,

    Nothing now. As a child, we left cookies and milk.

  12. MsValerie said,

    We’ve always left something chocolate…cookies, fudge, cake. This is actually more for the reindeer, as they are particularly fond of chocolate. Santa likes it too, but we’re more concerned about the reindeer.

  13. Beth R said,

    Cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer

  14. Anna said,

    We currently don’t have any kids in the house. But when I was little I always use to leave decorated sugar cookies (yummy) and milk out for Santa.

  15. Cathy said,

    When the kids were small, we left cookies & milk for Mr. Claus (aka Dad) or carrots & celery with peanut butter for Mrs. Claus (aka Mom). Now the Grand kids put bosscattis, homemade Italian cookies that take my daughter all day to make and milk, hot chocolate or juice, whatever is handy for the kids.

  16. MarnieColette said,

    Chocolate and carrots( for the reindeer) at least when I was growing up. Now I don’t do much of anything… on Yule – I make cocoa and eat cookies… on Christmas eve at my fathers we have snack food and hang out.

  17. Colleen said,

    As kids, that was not one of our traditions… the only thing that we had out was a bowl of mix nuts and our nutcracker. Now if we left anything out, our dogs would help themselves… 😀 Happy Holidays all!

  18. ThatBrunette said,

    I used to leave out milk, cookies and crudites for the reindeer. There was one year when Santa requested diet soda since he gets so many cookies at the other houses. *MY* Santa used to leave thank you notes for his treat. We had a very polite Santa.

  19. Quilt Lady said,

    When my son was young we left out a glass of tea, homemade candy and carrots for the reindeer. My son is nineteen now and he doesn’t want to leave anything out anymore. Just can’t figure this one out. Santa still nees snacks

  20. Donna said,

    Cookies and milk for Santa and carrots and water for the reindeer.

  21. Eshani said,

    When I was a kid, I still remember my mom leaving out ginger cookies and milk for Santa..but we never left anything for the poor reindeer 🙂

  22. Lori Ann said,

    Santa gets a plate full of cookies, cake, and candy every year with a glass of milk. We feed him well because it’s so nice of him to remember our house on Christmas and leave gifts out of the goodness of his heart.

  23. Teresa W said,

    I leave out nothing now but when I was younger it was always chocolate chip cookies and milk!

  24. Shari C said,

    When our chldren were small we always left out a glass of milk and chocolate chip cookies for Santa…those are my husband’s and my favorite cookies so we enjoyed them after the kids were asleep for the night

  25. Carmen R said,

    We leave out Mt dew and cookies for Santa and for the reindeer we leave out reindeer food which is crumbled up Christmas cookies with extra sprinkles and dry oatmeal mixed together.They must love it because it’s gone every Christmas morning when we wake up.

  26. Mona said,

    I never did leave anything before but if I’m going to leave something it’d be cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.

  27. Fedora said,

    Uh, whatever he can find on the counter or kitchen table 😉 We haven’t been in the habit of leaving anything special out for him, poor thing!

  28. cyclops8 said,

    I don’t leave anything for Santa anymore. I used to leave milk and cookies when I was a kid.

  29. Barb P said,

    Hi All! We usually left out cookies and milk and of course carrots for the reindeer. But my son always left a little present for Santa, such as a drawing or something that he made because he said that Santa needed to get presents too!

  30. Angela H. said,

    Cookies and milk for santa and carrots for his reindeer!

  31. catslady said,

    When my children were young and still believed we left out the cookies and milk. When they went to bed I poured the milk back and had an adult drink lol.

  32. catslady said,

    When my children were young and still believed we left out the cookies and milk. When they went to bed I poured the milk back and had an adult drink lol.

  33. april s said,

    My son , who is 11 and still believes in Santa-believes we should leave out butter cookies and a root beer Float for the Jolly Man- chocolate chips and nuts are for the reindeers…

  34. Karin said,

    I don’t leave anything out now, but when I was younger, we would leave some peanut butter cookies, candied walnuts, and a glass of egg nog.

  35. Deidre said,

    Well, the kids make sure to leave out milk and cookies. I think we even left out a napkin and a note to Santa last year. It’s fun to believe in something.


  36. LadyVampire2u said,

    When I celebrate Christmas with my little cousins I make sure they leave out some milk and cookies. Sometimes a carrot or two. They believe in Santa so much and thier innocence never fails to enchant me.

  37. Leslie said,

    We leave out Christmas cookies, milk, carrots for the reindeer and the kids write a short note for Santa.

  38. Kimmy Lane said,

    A bottle of whiskey. Just kidding. Milk and cookies from the kids.

  39. sidhevicious said,

    It wasn’t much of a tradition in my house, because we always opened presents on Christmas Eve. My parents come from Europe and I guess that’s how they did it there. Or else they just didn’t want my sister and I to wake them up at the crack of dawn, lol. 🙂

  40. Ilona said,

    We don’t leave anything for Santa and his reindeer but if we did I think I would put out Gaviscon tabs for him and lichen for the reindeer. He would need the relief after all that rich food and they would probably enjoy their own food 😀

  41. Beth C. said,

    Cookies (usually OREO) and milk for Santa. I leave baby carrots out for the Reindeer. Every now and then some oatmeal mixture will come from school and we leave that outside.

  42. Terri W. said,

    Cookies for santa and baby carrots for his reindeers.

  43. caffey said,

    Now that the kids are young adults, the hubby will steal them if we left anything out (I have to tell you, my son caught my hubby eating Santa’s cookies one year and we had no more and we sent the hubby to the store to get more, LOL. Never know when the kids would of woken up!

  44. Lindsey Ekland said,

    Of couse cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.

  45. Paula said,

    No kids in the family, so we eat all the goodies by ourselves.

  46. Michele said,

    Santa gets only the best hand picked cookies from our 7 and 4 year old and the reindeer get some carrots. I try to hint to them not to leave out too many, Santa and his reindeer have lots of houses to visit and cookies to eat 🙂

  47. Alaina said,

    used to leave out all kinds of cookies.result of the weeks before baking.. then i discovered santa was really my papa.. and then just gave him extra cookies afterwards.. LOL

  48. Lisa W said,

    We leave Santa one of every baked good that we made, since you never know what Santa will really like, and milk. We also put out mini carrots for the reindeers. We even have a special plate that says Goodies For Santa and a Mug that says Milk For Santa.

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