Article Image
IPFS News Link • Entertainment: Movies

How Santa Delivers All Those Gifts by Christmas Morning

• Samantha Murphy via Yahoo!News

Santa Claus needs a tremendous amount of tech backup to effectively deliver presents to every child’s house in the world before the sun rises.

[More from Mashable: YouTube’s Best Christmas Videos]

According to the screenwriter of hit blockbuster film Arthur Christmas, Peter Paynham and his team spent nearly five years calculating how exactly Santa could deliver that many presents to that many homes in such a short amount of time.

The film -- in theaters now -- follows the son of Santa (Arthur) as he uses his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission. The first few scenes of the film shows how modern-day Santa makes his way across globe with the help of advanced GPS systems, cutting-edge gadgets and multitudes of elves.

[More from Mashable: Action Movie FX App is Awesome, Free Fun]

"I really believe the way we did it in the movie could actually be done by Santa," Arthur Christmas screenwriter Peter Paynham told Mashable. "We did a lot of math and got creative."

"We’re used to seeing the North Pole with scenic sugar cottages and elves making toys out of wood, but we wanted to show how Santa could actually deliver all those gifts today," Paynham said. "Kids are exposed to technology and mobile devices at a young age now, so we thought it would be fun to introduce a new side of Santa."

According to Paynham --