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Real life Christmas legends
Real life Christmas legends

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You may have started questioning Santa's existence when you were old enough to wonder how an old, obviously out-of-shape man can hustle around the globe in just one night. But old St. Nick's ambitious ride isn't the only mystery of the holiday season. Wondering where reindeer live in the offseason and who helps the elves make all those toys? Click through to discover the real-life answers.  
 
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