It has been said that behind every successful man stands a strong woman. In the case of Kris Kringle, aka: Santa Claus, that person is his wife, Mrs. Kristin Kringle, better known to the world as “Mrs. Santa Claus.”
It’s not always easy to get an interview with world leaders and people of international prominence, but after much haggling with Mrs. Claus’ publicist, Blount Today was fortunate to land a Chatroom interview with Mrs. Claus.
The only caveat: Blount Today could not reveal Mrs. Claus’ age.
Mrs. Claus took time out from her busy schedule and one of her weekly guilty pleasures, watching “Desperate Housewives,” and answered a few questions for the readers of Blount Today.
Here is Mrs. Claus:
Name: Mrs. Kristin Kringle, a.k.a.: Mrs. Santa Claus.
Age: Not telling
Family: Married to Kris Kringle, considers the children of the world her own.
Education: Bachelors degree in education with a law degree from the University of the North Pole (“Go fighting Elves!”)
Occupation: Assistant Toymaker, bookkeeper and housewife.
What was your first paying job?
“People get paid to work!?!”
If you could do one impulsive thing, unrestricted by cost, what would it be?
“Go on an all-expenses paid trip to the Caribbean with Kris.”
What’s your favorite television or movie quote?
‘“Kiss my grits!” from the character Flo on the 1970s CBS show ‘Alice.’ I use it whenever I get mad at Kris or the elves.”
What are you guilty of?
“Switching up the Naughty and Nice lists, just for fun. I always switch them back.”
What is your favorite material possession?
‘My state-of-the-art custom-made triple oven with its built-in self-cleaner.”
What are you reading currently?
“‘Twilight.’ I hope to finish the series in January.”
Who has been the most influential person in the 20th century?
“Herman Fisher, Irving Price, Margaret Evans Price and Helen Schelle, the individuals who founded Fisher-Price in 1930.”
What was your most embarrassing moment?
“There was a YouTube video of my college days before I started dating Kris. Don’t bother looking for it. Kris has far reaching influence.”
What is one word others often use to describe you and why?
“Sassy. It takes sass and an iron hand to run the Pole.”
When you were 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“A Rockette. I can still kick ’em high.”
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
“I would like to have a tan.”
What is your passion?
“Giving to others.”
What is your all-time favorite movie?
“I really love ‘Dirty Dancing.’”
With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?
“Clement Clarke Moore who wrote ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’ I really need to chat with him about the whole ‘down the chimney’ thing. Kris tried it for years after the poem came out. What a mess!”
What do you hate?
What character in a book or movie would you most like to be?
“Carrie Bradshaw from ‘Sex and the City.’ ”
What is the best present you ever received in a box?
“My industrial-sized Kitchen Aide mixer.”
What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?
“Marry someone who is jolly.”
Did you ever get paddled in school and if so, why?
“Yes, and it was Kris’ fault. In elementary school, he told his father to put me on the Naughty list. I bopped him on the head with my spelling book.”
Who is your hero?
“The person who invented Slice-and-Bake cookies.”
What was your first car?
“Car? Well, we get a new sleigh every five years.”
Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
“The glass is always full. Merry Christmas.”