Who still leaves out mince pies & sherry by the fireplace for Santa? Obviously you have to have a fire with a chimney. If your house has central heating then you will miss out on a visit from Santa
Also, who leaves out carrots for Rudolph & his merry reindeer friends? Even a bowl filled with some mulled wine? Apparently reindeer love mulled wine & as there are no patrolling police with breathalysers up there on Santa's flight path........
If you log onto NORAD's website you will see they are tracking Santa & his reindeer from NORAD's Cheyenne Mountain base & can even plot a flight plan knowing which direction Santa is headed. I have heard Santa's sleigh even has a transponder fitted so ATC are able to fully track him & not just on primary radarhttp://www.noradsanta.org/
Bernard the brown nosed reindeer who is second in line to Rudolph just loves mulled wine & many a time Rudolph has had to pick up the slack when Bernard is too sozzled to do his bit