Will Santa find me? Kids worry Father Christmas can’t deliver presents if they go on festive holiday

Three quarters of children flying away this Christmas are worried that Santa won’t be able to find them, according to new research.

Parents may be dreaming of cocktails on the beach or a day on the ski slopes but kids have their eyes on the prize and are worried about what a festive holiday means for their presents.

According to research of 2,000 British parents and their children by easyJet, 71% of children are worried that Santa won’t be able to deliver their gifts, even if they make the nice list.

Meanwhile, parents have their own concerns and are worried they will appear on Santa’s naughty list, with nine in 10 (91%) terrified they will forget to pack their children’s Christmas stockings when they jet off. 

With over 200,000 bookings for families to fly during the festive season, easyJet is installing special post boxes at its major airports across the UK and Europe so kids can give Santa an update on where they will be on Christmas morning, with pilots and crew flying the letters directly to Santa in Lapland.

easyJet’s Hannah Wells said: “Christmas is a magical time for families and travelling somewhere festive, for some winter sun, or to see friends and family.

“We hope our Letters to Santa postal service will bring some extra magic to the thousands of families travelling with us around the holidays.”

From today, young travellers passing through London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol, and Manchester airports will have the opportunity to drop off their letters via easyJet’s orange post boxes.

easyJet are also providing a special letter collection service to local schools near its UK airports. The letters will be delivered on flights from across the UK and Europe directly to Rovaniemi in Lapland.

Almost all Brits (98%) travelling abroad will try to find events and festive activities to ensure their children feel the magic of the festive season.

Some surprising requests children make in their letters to Santa, according to British parents, include banning broccoli, a pet whale and no more homework.

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