All smart azz answers aside, seriously ... why?

Turns out there is a reason!  A group of Dutch scientists (apparently, there's not much to do in The Netherlands these days) have answered the question that has plagued mankind for at least ....... well, when I first saw this story I started to wonder.

He's overheating!!  According to the Dutch Brain trust,

“the exceptional physical burden of flying with a sleigh with Santa Claus as a heavy load,” which resulted in “cerebral and bodily hyperthermia” and an “overworked nasal cooling mechanism.”

Guess it's milk and cookies for Santa and Prestone for Rudolph this year!!

And beer for me!!!!!!!  Merry Christmas everyone!