How Many Cookies Does Santa Eat On Christmas?

Whether you refer to him as Santa, St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas or Sinterklaas, there is no mistaking his legendary status as the mac-daddy of the gift-giving season.

Santa has a magical quality that most people cannot deny.  He can perform the impossible.  He knows all of the children in the world. He knows who has been naughty and who has been nice. He lives with an army of little people who can make anything (except iPads, Steve Jobs’ lawyers aren’t afraid of the North Pole.) And let’s not forget that he flies around the world to deliver toys on Christmas Eve.  No small logistical feat.  Just ask Fed-Ex or UPS.

But this Christmas, I wanted to share with you another reason Santa is so awesome. In addition to a magical sack of toys, Santa has a magic tummy. That’s right.  Have you ever thought about how much cookies and milk Santa consumes on his Christmas road trip?  Well lucky for you, I have.

Taking information from several sources such as the Census Department, Wikipedia, Jenny Craig, Buddhanet, Runner’s World and personal experience and experimentation, I have calculated how much cookies and milk Santa consumes and organized it for you to review.


I’ve also provided a couple of downloads for you if you are interested:

I ran through the numbers 3 different times so everything should be pretty accurate. But If I made a mistake, please forgive my rather rusty math skills.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas.