Father Christmas is real... he has the I.D. to prove it
If you ever had any doubts about whether Father Christmas, Santa Claus, or St Nick (whatever you like to call him) really does exist, then an identity check would prove to you… he does.
Santa Claus really does exist. When he’s not flying around the world on a magic sleigh delivering presents to all the good children on Christmas Eve, he lives in Long Island, USA and runs a catering company called Santa’s BBQ.
As reported by The Washington Post, he could be just any old white-haired man who loves Christmas and looks like Santa, but that is really his name. And if a child questions his identity, he’s got plenty of documentation.
“I show them my driver’s license, credit card and insurance cards,” said Mr Claus “Now, I have proof that I am who I say I am. All of a sudden, it becomes more magical.”
But the magic doesn’t just end with his name and looks. He also worked in the early 2000s as a Santa Claus at Macy’s in Manhattan, the store of “Miracle on 34th Street” fame.
His children loved the experience so much that he continued to play the Santa role at community and private events.
Claus pours his heart and soul into his Father Christmas role and goes as far as he can with it.
He doesn’t have flying reindeer or chimney-sliding magic, but, he does have the natural white beard and a red Santa suit. His phone even plays “Here Comes Santa Claus” to entertain the caller as the line rings.
Claus even bought a sleigh, originally used as a horse-drawn carriage in New York City’s Central Park, and had it refurbished.
He also has a Facebook page with 31,000 followers. To prove that he was legitimate and not perpetuating a false identity, Claus had to send Facebook his court papers.
Although he is reluctant to mention it, Claus told The Washington Post his original name was Frank Pascuzzi, and he lives in Copiague, N.Y.
He went to court to sign papers and change his name after a background check. The process took more than three hours, but after the judge said yes, it became official: Frank Pascuzzi was now Santa Claus.
The only people who still call Claus by his former name are his wife and father, who call him Frank. Then there are his children, who just call him Dad.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Verifile.
Image: Mason Biondi, 3, on a recent visit to see Santa Claus, 61, at an event in New York.