Machine of the Month – December

Machine of the Month – December

NORAD’s complete “technical data” on Santa’s sleigh below.

Designer & Builder – K. Kringle & Elves, Inc.
Probable First Flight- Dec. 24, 343 C.E.
Home Base – North Pole
Length – 75 cc (candy canes) / 150 lp (lollipops)
Width – 40 cc / 80 lp
Height – 55 cc / 110 lp

Note: Length, width and height are without reindeer

Weight at takeoff- 75,000 gd (gumdrops)
Passenger weight at takeoff- Santa Claus 260 pounds
Weight of gifts at takeoff- 60,000 tons
Weight at landing- 80,000 gd (ice & snow accumulation)
Passenger weight at landing- 1,260 pounds
Propulsion- Nine (9) rp (reindeer power)
Armament- Antlers (purely defensive)
Fuel- Hay, oats and carrots (for reindeer)
Emissions- Classified
Climbing speed- One “T” (Twinkle of an eye)
Max speed- Faster than starlight


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