When I was kid, my parents would always tell me in the days leading up to Christmas that Santa Claus was already circling the globe. Now that I'm an adult with internet access, I can confirm that this is true.

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You may not know this, but Santa Claus is quite the procrastinator. Sometimes, he waits until four or five days before Christmas to gather up naughty and nice information. It takes him from the highest mountains to the bottom of the sea, but eventually he gets it done. However, there are several stops along the way.


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First, he checks the trains to ensure that they'll deliver all the toys on time. The Polar Express doesn't just run on magic and delicious hot chocolate, you know!


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

Next, he has to pick up the dry cleaning, as he can't been seen on Christmas Eve in anything but his best suit, freshly pressed.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

Of course, he also needs to fuel up. It's a recession, man. Even Santa can't pass up a 5 dollar footlong sandwich.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

And I suppose we can't blame the man for wanting to check out a few toys for himself, for a change.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

Santa is also incredibly popular in the sea, and visits the sea animals a few days before Christmas to deliver their gifts.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

The fish are pretty excited, as you can see.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

He even gives gifts to the sharks!


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

And Baby Beluga has clearly made the "nice" list this year.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

Penguins are also big Santa fans.


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Most likely because he protests against global warming.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

In the end, however, he's all about business.


You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus Might Already Be In Your Town

After all, there's work to do!

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