WATCH: Santa sends special video message to primary school pupils

Santa Claus has delivered a very special message for the children of one local primary school reassuring the boys and girls that he will absolutely, definitely, positively be visiting them on Christmas Eve.

Santa wanted to dispel any worries that the coronavirus would stop him making his way around the globe and delivering presents as he does every year.

His special video message was prompted by a card he received from a national school pupil who was worried that the Man in the Big Red suit would be unable to set off from the North Pole with his team of reindeer due to travel restrictions.

The letter read: “I wanted to ask you about you getting to my house this Christmas. Everyone seems really worried that you won’t be able to travel.

"We have a virus here and we are not allowed to go to play with our friends. I was thinking then, does that mean you and the reindeer won’t be able to travel?

“How will I know for sure if you can come? I want my sister to get her presents just like me. She has been really good.

"Mammy and daddy keep telling us that you will come but I hear my friends in school saying no one is allowed travel far, so that must mean you as well.

"I’m trying really hard to be big and brave but sometimes I feel sad and nervous.

“Will you try to get a message to me if you can. I want you to be safe too so I’ll try to understand if you can’t come.

“But if you can come I’ll leave some food out and a drink.

"Lots of love.”


Well, Santa did indeed get his heartfelt message and picked up on the boy’s worries.

“Thank you for joining me, especially all the girls and boys in wonderful, wonderful Ireland,” began Santa, sitting beside an open fire and surrounded by festive decorations.

“I got a card, you know, from one of your pupils and from the card I can see there’s an awful lot of anxiety about what’s going on this Christmas.

“Boys and girls in Ireland, let me say here and now that I, Santa Claus, will be absolutely, no doubt coming to you this Christmas as usual.

“Ooh, this terrible virus is engulfing the whole world and he tells me of all these rules and regulations, that you can’t travel here and you can’t travel there.”

Santa said he wanted to set the record straight and outline just how safe his whirlwind visit will be.

“Boys and girls in Ireland, let me say here and now that I, Santa Claus, will be absolutely, no doubt coming to you this Christmas as usual. Okay!

“We have done so much work up here in the North Pole. Mrs Claus is taking our temperature every day in the workshop. Only a few elves can work at a time, making everybody safe.

"And when I go in there I have to wear my magic scarf - that way everyone stays safe.

“And when I come down your chimney. I will be wearing my magic scarf, which would protect me and you from that nasty virus, and I’ll drop my presents, as usual.

"So, boys and girls, let me state, everything’s in place here in the North Pole, we’re ready to go.

“And let me say right here and now I’ve got universal clearance from all the leaders of the world so I can go wherever I like.

"And when I go there’s no problem about me and Rudolph, and all the reindeer travelling, we are clear to go.

“And I know you’re all very good and you’ll all stay safe. You have to keep washing your hands and doing what you have been doing in school.

"I’ve heard great reports, you’re very, very good, and you’re leading by example.

“And, rest assured, on Christmas Eve, 2020 Santa Claus will be with you. I’ll see you then.

"Until then, bye bye, Cheerio.”