It's also thought by some that Santa doesn't simply pass by your house and leave a few presents on your doorstep -- he lands on top of your roof, climbs down your chimney and puts presents both in your stockings and around your Christmas tree. Certainly one couldn't make or buy all of that merchandise by himself. It's possible that these little workers possess a drive and energy even the smallest of nanorobots couldn't match, so Santa would never have to worry too much about being behind in production. According to the classic Christmas song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," Santa's always watching: "He's making a list / he's checking it twice / he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice." A big part of his job is to keep an eye on your behavior over the course of the year -- if you've behaved well, there's a good chance you'll get what you want for Christmas.
If your behavior was less than satisfactory, however, you risk getting nothing but a lump of coal in your stocking. Our best bet is that he's using something similar to Google Earth.
Participants were asked about what risks they worry most about when shopping online.
The two highest concerns were having credit card details stolen, and purchasing goods from an illegitimate website.
Think of that, then fast-forward into the future a few hundred years.
Nick or Santa Claus, though, the man represents the same thing to nearly everyone who celebrates Christmas and the holiday season -- he's known as a benevolent soul, a giver of gifts and a spreader of Christmas cheer.
Surprisingly, in this always-connected day and age, people surveyed by Norton in Australia and New Zealand said they plan to do less than 40% of their Christmas shopping online.
Norton released results of their Online Shopping Survey just in time for the holidays, when online retailers offer sales to lure shoppers into buying presents for themselves and others.
On average, about one in three people spend more than two hours a week shopping online.
16% of people in Australia and 17% of people in New Zealand have already experienced credit card fraud after shopping online.