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British boy's chimney designed with Santa in mind
reuters via Yahoo ^ | Dec. 21,2010 | staff reporter

Posted on 12/21/2011 5:48:13 AM PST by Daffynition

LONDON (Reuters) - A worried letter from six-year old Leo Park sparked a mammoth operation to test what is believed to be the world's first chimney specifically designed to accommodate Santa Claus.

The little boy's parents are having a house custom built and when Leo viewed the plans he was concerned that the chimney wasn't big enough for Father Christmas and his famous belly that shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly.

As he was penning his traditional letter to Santa, Leo decided to also write a heartfelt missive about the chimney design problem to Jeremy Paxton, who owns the estate on which the new house is being built.

In childish scrawl the letter reads: "Dear Mr Paxton, I am worried that my mummy's house does not have a big enough chimney. I think Santa Claus will get stuck. Please can you help. Love Leo Park."

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TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: santa; uk

1 posted on 12/21/2011 5:48:16 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Some parents will go to any extreme to cater to their child’s whims. I’m surprised they did’nt put grip tape on the roof so that Santa’s reindeers won’t slip and fall. There are many other safety precautions that these parents have overlooked I’m sure for when Santa arrives on the big night.


2 posted on 12/21/2011 6:26:18 AM PST by WhatNot
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To: WhatNot
This precious snowflake looks eerily familiar.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 6:33:21 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Daffynition
Design it like a pitcher plant so once Santa goes down the kid's chimney he can't come back out. Cha-ching! He gets the whole bag of toys instead of just one or two.
4 posted on 12/21/2011 6:33:44 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL..I’m still stuck on the bowls of jelly laughing. :)


5 posted on 12/21/2011 6:37:08 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Daffynition
Hey, kid, if Santa can fit down that chimney, so can the Boogie Man. Another concept not thought through.
6 posted on 12/21/2011 7:41:11 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Daffynition

7 posted on 12/21/2011 7:46:18 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Daffynition
Can you imagine the phone call?

Ring Ring

Hello?

Hello is this Leo's Mother?

Why yes, yes it is, who's calling please?

This is Jeremy Paxton..Mrs Park we just received a very troubling letter from your son Leo. It seems your son is extremely worried that your chimney is not big enough for Santa to go down.

Yes, we are all very concerned about him, we have never seen him this distraught and downcast.

Well, Mrs Park, we have a solution to solve your dilemma and hope you can support our idea.

Oh I'm willing to try anything, what do you have in mind?

Well we want to bring in a 1 ton crane, strap a man in a full padded Santa Claus suit to the crane and then lower him down your chimney, while your son watches the whole operation, we think this is the only way to keep your son from going into full on depression.

Oh yes, that sounds like a wonderful idea to me, when can you do this, please hurry the sooner the better for us...etc etc

8 posted on 12/21/2011 11:40:47 AM PST by WhatNot
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