Competition: Where’s Santa?!

By Friday, October 9, 2015 413


The build up to Christmas has started. There’s no escaping from it. It’s October, the shops are stocking stockings and decorations. This means good ol’ Saint Nick is going to have to get back to work pretty soon. Our question is… What has he been doing for the last year? Has he gone somewhere tropical this whole time? Is he backpacking through Europe? Maybe he stopped over at Disneyland, the possibilities are endless.


That’s why we’re going to leave it to you to figure out where he might have been. Type in the comments section below where your answer to the question ‘Where has Santa been spending his time all year’ and the most creative, funny or obscure answer could win you one of our beautiful 7ft 2in Warm White Blossom Trees.


The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 18/10/2015 and we will announce our favourite answer and the winner the following day. We will also be awarding a 10% discount to the top ten answers to be used on their next order with us.


Gardens and Homes Direct reserves the right to remove any answers deemed inappropriate or offensive. Entrants must reside within the UK.


Good Luck!

  • Roz Danter
    October 13, 2015

    Probably in a beauty parlour keeping that beard and hair in tip top condition for the big day – in Hawaii of course

  • Darrell
    October 13, 2015

    Santa loves to holiday in Las Vegas. He especially loves to ‘chill out’ at the Blackjack table

  • G Whitworth
    October 13, 2015

    Contrary to popular belief, Santa actually prefers cold weather to warm, hence one of the reasons he took his job in the first place. He spent his holidays after Christmas in Alaska and while there he thought he would combine business with pleasure and see who he could find doing naughty things. He was kept very busy during his holiday making a note of all the people who found it fun to shoot majestic animals such as moose and bears for sport and just “because”. He was very glad he had decided not to bring Rudolph, what with his unusual nose, he would surely have been an easy target! Santa is now amending his list and adding such people to the Naughty list with the capital “N” not the naughty list with the small “n”. He had so much fun tripping over the “hunters” wherever he could, scaring away the animals so they couldn’t be shot, and eating the honey meant to tempt bears to a cruel death, that he made a quick detour on his way home and stopped by the way of Minnesota where he may or may not have spray painted “RIP Cecil” on a certain dentists door….

  • Linda mathieu
    October 13, 2015

    Santa was suppose to deliver a 6 ft fiber optic tree to me last Christmas 2014 I paid for it about $80.00 and I have NEVER received it. Tried to call but you didn’t post all your phone numbers for an out of country call. If you were not going to deliver my tree because I live in the United states or what??? You should refund my money. Linda Mathieu 5100 Remington road, moss point, Mississippi 39562. United states.

    • Richie Withers
      October 20, 2015

      Hi Linda,

      We e-mailed you back in November to let you know that there would be an extra carriage charge on your order to deliver it to the United States.

      By January time we had not heard back from you and we did, in fact, refund you in full.

      The £85.98 that you paid was refunded back to your card on the 14th January.

      I’m assuming from this comment that you never received our e-mail. I can only apologise for this, I’m not sure why that would be.

      In any case, this tree is still in stock on our website. We would be very pleased if you would still like to order it from us for use this year. However, there would be an extra carriage charge as you are in the States. Please e-mail us at [email protected] and we will sort this out for you.

  • stewart miller
    October 13, 2015

    Santa actually spends his holibobs “off world” on the planet Venus. He goes to Venus, because its quite warm there, some might say hot, which for santa makes a lovely change from the cold of the north pole.

    But still why Venus? well because Venus isnt too far away as sleigh speed and has thick clouds around it in the atomoshphere to stop that nosy hubble telescope spying on him and catching him if he fancies a spot of skinny dipping- you know yourself what the papparazzi are like and a santa skinny dipping would be just too much. As well as being outside of his job description being caught with his pants down so to speak could get him the sack and i don’t mean one with toys in it, and due to austerity measures his understudy has been made redundant, so if santa gets sacked there would be no christmas and he simply could not bear the shame as it has been a family tradition, handed down from his great great great great great great great… and many more more hundred greats, grandfathers who have always kept on time and scandal free.

    Of course in the past there was no such thing as hubble to spy on venus like there is in the modern day, the best they could spot was the vapour trails of his sleigh as he fine tuned it and sped around venus on test runs.

    People then thought these were caused by Volcanoes spewing how gas and molten rock around- which was fine as far as santa was concerned because it stopped them asking lots of awkward questions and looking too closely and certainly put them off from sending manned probes as they are hoping to do for mars, at least for a long time yet.

    So that is where santa goes for his holidays, as the bathing pools all contain warm water nothing icy and cold like the north sea or the arctic and somewhere he can- at least for the time being enjoy a bit of solitude, one of the best things is, there are no mobile phone masts on Venus so those pesky elves of his cannot keep calling him up about every little thing, and he truly does get lots of rest. Well lets face it he needs it, its not an easy job delivering to billions of houses and homes, all in a 24 hour night.

  • Graham Brady
    October 13, 2015

    Hes not had a holiday hes bin to busy gettin the prezzies ready looking after the raindear and the dwarfs he a busy man

  • David Kerr
    October 12, 2015

    Santa has been visiting Sunderland. “Oops!” he says as he bumps into an endless line of pushchairs and buggies.

  • Maria Sack
    October 12, 2015

    Santa is recruiting elves for his great giveaway on the 25th December.

  • Val Hassall
    October 12, 2015

    Santa has been really busy since last year .first , he has moved from the “grotto” to “reindeer house”, well mrs Santa found it while he was away delivering presents on the 24 th dec! yep thats what he told his wife,she knew then he was defo seeing miss fairy princess and confronted him with his lie.Mrs Santa said “thats it we are moving from this grotty grotto to the very expensive reindeer house”.Santa was so ashamed of himself he not only moved,but took Mrs Santa away on a world tour for the rest of the year.But he will be back in time to deliver all the xmas presents on dec 25th,and they will be the best presents ever.the end

  • Mag Hodgson
    October 12, 2015

    santa fav holiday destination is key west

  • Susan Spray
    October 12, 2015

    I think Santa has been to Florida coz the people there r so friendly and he visited Mickie and Minnie in the Magical Kingdom

  • Helene siruchidis
    October 12, 2015

    Santa thought he would mix things up this year, he decided on a few music festivals to get him into the swing of spring/summer then to mellow him out after all the dancing he caught flight to Thailand to ride some elephants and to try a few of their kooky delicacies.
    Once summer was over he thought a trip to the cobbles was in order as he always fancied pulling a pint in the rovers and was quite rosy cheeked when he met a few the crew.
    However Christmas is creeping up and his beard has fluffed up and his boots are dusted off, he knows it’s time to go check on the elves and check the progress of the toys for all those children that’s gotten into the nice list. He’s asked Mrs Claus to make his bottoms bigger this year and with elastic waist as last year the kids were leaving him double the mince pies

  • Patricia Joseph
    October 12, 2015

    Santa has spent most of his days at the gym getting fit and slim to get down the chimneys and ready to eat all those mince pies

  • Janice Dunn
    October 12, 2015

    Santa has been holidaying in The Netherlands, I’m sure I saw him at Tomorrowland raving.

  • Sarah Hanson
    October 12, 2015

    Santa Barbara

  • Catherine McAlinden
    October 12, 2015

    He’s in Liverpool. I saw him last week in Aldi stocking up on chocolate. Think he’s staying in a caravan somewhere.

  • Nancy Bradford
    October 12, 2015

    I think Santa’s on a beach in the South of France which is where I would be if I were him 🙂

  • Susan laurent
    October 12, 2015

    he spent January in mauritius for six month then back to north pole for rest of the year to sleep

  • Sue Cotton
    October 12, 2015

    Santa has spent all year so far on various cruise ships having dancing lessons and also practising his dancing in normal clothes and dancing shoes (well you can’t dance in those black hobnailed boots, the girls toes would suffer) just in case he should be invited to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, which of course he is desperate to do. Particularly as he knows it’s a jolly good way of losing weight and he has put on a bit what with all the sherry and mince pies. Still, there’s always next year. Keep dancing Santa!

  • sarah brooker
    October 12, 2015