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Made for Dare 17 at Freesound. Theme "The Festive Season"
Santa Claus is a very busy and reclusive character. However, contrary to what most people think, Santa does have holidays! Starting from 26Dec up to the New Year, the old man puts his feet up and takes a break. Usually starting with a lie in and breakfast in bed on the 26th Dec :)
I managed to get a very rare interview with Santa Claus during this period and learned that, traditionally, Santa Claus does a secret round the world trip on New Year's Eve. This time, not delivering presents, but just for fun and for the sake of seeing people having fun.
As he explained to me: "I like seeing people enjoying themselves, seeing families together and all that. There is no time for me during Christmas: I am too busy delivering presents. But it is good fun to see people partying in the New Year. Sometimes I see them wearing their new jumper or new shoes I just delivered to them a few days before" - he chuckles.
To my amazement, I was invited to Santa's New Year's Even magic sleigh trip.
The sleigh is magic indeed we travel through space and 'in between time' as Santa explained to me. Your best scientits are about 500 years behind understanding the physics involved and probaly 5000 years behind being able to do something that resembles what I do.
When we travel in the sleigh, we are like ghosts. No one cacn see or hear us, and we can travel through physical barriers like people or walls.
Here is a sonic record of my travel, starting with me running throught the snow to board the sleigh. Then we were off to London, followed by a brief stop in a small village on the Sounth English coest, accross the channel to France, Belgium. Back to France for midnight celebrations in Paris (yes, I know! We travelled back in time for this one!".
Then accross the Atlantic into South America. Costa Rica where we watched a drummer band go past, then Mexico where we sat in a Mayan temple and watched an "end of the world" crowd gathered there, and finally into a familly living room where the father spoke to kids about an anchient Guatemalan legend, while the whole family sat by the fireplace...
All sounds used from Freesound:
23774__dobroide__20061014-impossible-mix.flac (and sounds credited there)