says just 296 days until Christmas 2023! (2023)

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Santa ChecksThe Time To Christmas 2023!

When is Christmas Day?

Christmas Day 2023 is on
Monday, December 25th, 2023!

How long To Christmas right now?






25,571,056 Seconds**

Countdown to Christmas 2023

Santa's Countdown to Christmas 2023 clock says there are 296 days left to Christmas!
(But watch those seconds go by fast as reindeer fly on his special live countdown clock!)

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A Grumpy Elf answers your questions about "How long until Christmas 2023?"

  • How many days until Christmas 2023?
    There are 296 more days to Christmas Day (but I'm not counting -- I'm just a grumpy elf - and I really don't want to count the 25,571,056 seconds too!)
  • Is there a Christmas Countdown ⌚clock⌚ of how many days till Christmas 2023? says just 296 days until Christmas 2023! (3)Well, if you really must know, YES! The elves (even the grumpy ones!) have fun counting down the 296 sleeps left till Christmas Day with Santa's ★Official★ Countdown Clock right here, on this page. See? Look up! (On the page silly!) It shows you exactly how long to Christmas!
  • Are there still a lot of days till Christmas 2023?
    It ALWAYS seems like there are a lot of days to Christmas! Well, there are 296 days to be exact or 25,571,056 seconds! OK, now that DOES seem like a long time! Now I'm a REALLY grumpy elf!
  • How many days until Christmas Eve?
    Santa will be making his famous Christmas Eve flight in 295 sleeps. You can see exactly when he will arrive at your house on Santa's homepage. (But will he bring me back some nice haggis from Scotland? No, he forgets every year!)
  • How many days until Christmas 2024?
    OK, you have serious Christmas issues if you need to know how many days until Christmas 2024 already! Christmas Eve 2024 is in 663 sleeps. There! Are you happy now? (I'm not!) I'll bet you finished all your holiday baking too? (yeah, I thought so!)
  • How many shopping days until Christmas?
    There are 296 shopping days before Christmas 2023. (And I haven't even started my list yet! Everyone is getting haggis fruitcake again this year!)
  • How many weeks till Christmas 2023?
    Weeks are good! I can count how many weeks until Christmas! The answer to how many weeks to Christmas 2023 is: Too many! There are you happy? Ok, ok, I was just being a grumpy elf. There are 42 more weeks to December 25th, 2023!
  • How do elves countdown to Christmas?
    Well, I tried counting down to Christmas using my fingers and toes, but I don't have 296 of them -- then I'd be REALLY grumpy! (But if YOU want to countdown to Christmas, there are 296 days to go. Remember? That big Countdown clock up there? The one that says 426,185 minutes left?)
  • How many sleeps till Christmas?
    If you don't include all of Santa's naps, there are 296 more sleeps before Christmas! (It's a LOT more if you DO include his naps!)
  • And how many Saturdays till Christmas?
    Saturdays? Why does everyone want to know how many Saturdays till Christmas? Why doesn't anybody want to know how many Fridays till Christmas? What's wrong with Fridays? Ok, Ok, there's 42 Saturdays until Christmas (But I still like Fridays better, so there!)
  • What day is 100 days before Christmas?
    Oh, sure, give me a tough question! Let's see, 100 days before Christmas is (subtract 100 from December, carry the 2...) September 16th! Ha! I'll bet you didn't think I could figure that one out did you! Oh great, now someone will want to know 99 days until Christmas is September...!
  • What about a Christmas Calendar?
    A Christmas Calendar? You mean one of those Advent Calendars? Of course there's a Christmas Calendar right here. But don't blame me if someone ate all the chocolates!
  • When is Christmas Eve 2023?
    Oh that's easy! Christmas Eve 2023 is December 24th, 2023 (What? I'm a grumpy elf! Did you really think I was going to tell you it was 295 days away?)
  • How many more days til Santa comes? When does Santa Claus come? When will Santa Claus be here?
    Oh, that's Top Secret! I have to check to see if you're on the Nice List first. Then I can tell you the answer to when Santa Claus comes to your home is 296 days (Oops! I wasn't supposed to say that! You better stay on the Nice List or I'm in BIG trouble!)
  • How many minutes to Merry Christmas?
    Well, I always thought you could say "Merry Christmas" any time you wanted (although I prefer to say Grumpy Christmas!). But, officially, I guess it's 426,185 minutes to when you can say "Merry Christmas", officially. (Is that official enough for you?)
  • What day of the week will Christmas be on in 2023?
    What? Don't you want it to feel like Christmas EVERY day of the week? I'm a grumpy elf but I'd still like that! Ok, ok, you want to know what day will Christmas fall on this year. Well, Christmas 2023 falls on a Monday.

    Now I'll bet you're going to ask what day does Christmas fall on in 2024! If I wasn't such a grumpy elf I'd tell you Christmas 2024 is on a Wednesday and Christmas 2025 is on a Thursday and...

  • How many hours and minutes until Christmas 2023?
    You want to know how many hours and minutes until Christmas 2023? That's easy! Too many! I don't know if I want to tell you it's 7,104 hours until Christmas because then you'd be a grumpy elf like me! (You don't even want to know it's 426,185 minutes until Christmas 2023! If you did, I think you'd just want to cry in your eggnog!).
  • What are some other questions kids ask elves?
    Oh great! Now you are asking me questions about questions! Well, you asked so here they are. I get asked about:
    - t minus Christmas kids countdown clocks!
    - Can I leave Santa Claus smelly old socks?
    - I want an Xmas count down ticker!
    - Is Rudolph or Dasher faster and quicker?
    - How many days till Xmas day?
    - Do puppies have accidents in the Santa Claus sleigh?
    - Can I have a free Countdown to Christmas Kids Clock?
    - Does Santa REALLY leave coal in naughty kids' socks?
    (What? You didn't think I was going to answer them all too, did you? Now leave me alone. I'm still grumpy because it's 25,571,056 seconds to The Big Day!)

Notes about Santa's Clock says just 296 days until Christmas 2023! (4)Check out The Santa Webcam

**Note:Fixed times are calculated from Santa Claus's computer, whichis on Santa Central Time (on the International Date Line, whichruns through Christmas Island btw!), so it may differ from yourtimer.The fixed times shown aren't necessarily forChristmas' arrival where you live (the ticker timer clock showsthat) but rather how long until the first time zone on the planetreaches December 25th.

If the timein the countdown ticker seems off, please check your computer'sdate and time and see the Note above.


How many sleeps until Santa is coming? ›

There are 302 sleeps (or 301 days, 7 hours, 59 minutes, 54 seconds) until Christmas Day on Glasses Island. That's December 25, 2023! If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device.

How long is it exactly until Christmas? ›

How many days until Christmas? There are 293 more days to go until Christmas Day 2023. Our Christmas Countdown has your back!

What age is no Santa? ›

In 2019, House Method surveyed more than 4,500 families across the United States, and found the overall average age for no longer believing in Santa Claus is 8.4 years old. (But it varies by state: Kids in Mississippi generally believe until they're 10, while kids in Oregon stop believing at 7.)

What age does Santa stop? ›

Multiple surveys and studies from the United States and around the Western world show that the typical age that kids stop believing in Santa Claus is age 8.

How long until Christmas is Siri? ›

There are 295 days until Christmas Day!

How many more sleeps to Christmas? ›

The how many sleeps calculator !

There are 295 Sleeps between today, Sunday 5th March 2023 and Christmas Day (UK time).

Should I tell my 12 year old there is no Santa? ›

"It's not an overnight shift in thinking," says Laura Lamminen, Ph. D., a pediatric psychologist at Children's Health℠, "and there's no set age where children should know the truth about Santa Claus." Dr. Lamminen says each family and each child within that family will be ready to talk about Santa at different ages.

Should I tell my kid Santa isn't real? ›

Research shows that kids who are lied to by their parents are more likely to lie themselves, so it is always a good idea to tell the truth if possible. Don't use Santa as a tool for motivating your kid. Letting them grow through fantasy and imagination is positive.

Is 13 too old to believe in Santa? ›

"There is no such thing as being too old to believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy," Kelman tells Yahoo Life. "Letting kids figure it out on their own is preferable to parents breaking the news to them.

Is Santa real or is it your parents? ›

Santa is real in the sense that he was an actual person. Otherwise known as Saint Nicholas, his story goes all the way back to the 3rd century. He was a monk who was born in 280 A.D. in modern-day Turkey. As an only child, he was given great affection by his parents.

How old is the oldest Santa? ›

Exactly how old is Santa? According to the blog Email Santa, Santa Claus is 1,751 years old as of 2022. In fact, the origins of Santa Claus can be traced all the way back to a monk named Saint Nicholas, who was born between 260 and 280 A.D.

What age are kids afraid of Santa? ›

According to, Santaphobia is most common in children under four years old. In most cases, once children get to 5 years, they lose their fear and start to get wholly excited again. As toddlers, our little ones are starting to feel emotions in completely different ways to what they've ever experienced.

What happens if you say 17 to Siri? ›

In reality, the hack doesn't work and if you do tell Siri “17,” you will unwittingly be calling for emergency services. According to the Siri user guide, iPhones automatically call the local emergency number no matter what emergency number you say.

What happens when Siri says 17? ›

r/apple - Saying 17 to Siri somehow calls emergency services. 17 means in SIRI's algorithm is calling the emergency. because of 17 is the emergency number in many countries.

What happens when you say 14 to Siri? ›

If you say "14" to Siri, your iPhone will call the emergency number in the country where you currently are. Previously, saying “14” or any other emergency number to Siri would start a three-second countdown, during which you could cancel the call for emergency assistance.

What time do most families wake up on Christmas? ›

On Christmas Day in the United States, Americans wake up around 7:35 a.m. on average.

What time do most kids wake up on Christmas? ›

According to our research, the average time to wake up on Christmas morning is 6:44am. However, despite the pre-seven wake-up call, on average, presents remain unopened until 8:48am. Parents of younger kids will be up earliest, with the average child aged two to six being wide awake by quarter to seven.

Who celebrates Christmas the most? ›

Virtually all Christians (96%) celebrate Christmas, and two-thirds see it as a religious holiday. In addition, fully eight-in-ten non-Christians in America also celebrate Christmas, but most view it as a cultural holiday rather than a religious occasion.

Does Santa come when your sleeping? ›

We do, however, know from history that it appears he arrives only when children are asleep! In most countries, it seems Santa arrives between 9:00 p.m. and midnight on December 24th. If children are still awake when Santa arrives, he moves on to other houses. He returns later, but only when the children are asleep!

How long until Santa visits every house? ›

But Santa is undaunted by the monumental task before him. With 500 million households to visit and 42 hours to do it in, that means Santa has a total of just 300 microseconds (0.0003 seconds) to accomplish everything he needs to accomplish per household. Sound impossible?

How many hours does Santa come? ›

3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seemes logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second.

Does lying about Santa hurt kids? ›

There is no evidence that belief, and eventual disbelief in Santa, affects parental trust in any significant way. Furthermore, not only do children have the tools to ferret out the truth; but engaging with the Santa story may give them a chance to exercise these abilities,” said Wooley.

Is Santa real or is it your? ›

According to historical records, Santa is real. Santa is real in the sense that he was an actual person. Otherwise known as Saint Nicholas, his story goes all the way back to the 3rd century. He was a monk who was born in 280 A.D. in modern-day Turkey.

Why do kids cry when Santa? ›

Jamie Howard, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, said most young children who cry in front of characters like Santa Claus do so out of fear and unfamiliarity. They might start out eager to meet Santa but shift quickly to feeling intimidated in the moment.

How many presents should Santa leave? ›

Of course, parents have varying opinions. Some follow the “rule of three.” This means that a child gets three presents, one for each gift baby Jesus received. Others believe in four: something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read. And some follow other guidelines entirely.

When did Santa born? ›

The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around A.D. 280 in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St.

What age do most kids find out about Santa? ›

Boyle received 1,200 responses from all around the world, revealing that the average age when children stopped believing in Father Christmas was eight. A third of of those surveyed also reporting feeling upset when they discovered Santa wasn't real, while 15% had felt betrayed by their parents and 10% felt angry.

Did Santa ever go to jail? ›

Nicholas was the 4th-century Greek Bishop of Myra (in present-day Turkey). Under the Roman emperor Diocletian, who persecuted Christians, Nicholas spent some five years in prison—and according to some accounts, in solitary confinement.

Where was Mommy Kissing Santa? ›

The song describes a scene where a child walks downstairs from his bedroom on Christmas Eve to see his mom kissing "Santa Claus" under the mistletoe.

Does Santa get paid? ›

How much does a Santa make? As of Feb 5, 2023, the average annual pay for a Santa in the United States is $114,203 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $54.91 an hour.

Where is Santa's first stop? ›

What route does Santa travel? Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west. So, historically, Santa visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia.

How old is Mrs Claus? ›

Claus is much more tight-lipped about her age than Santa is. The last time she talked about it, she mentioned she stopped counting when she turned 170.

Is Santa faster than the Flash? ›

Santa Claus is faster than both the Flash and Superman, who are prevented from exceeding the speed of light by the laws of physics. Santa defies this limit by warping space and time, which means he can shrink the distance between two points, Dennin says.


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