Where Are They Now: Kriss Kringle

December 22, 2006 11:32am

You may not recall, but our vintage box of 1991 Hi-Flyer cards doesn’t lie. Kriss Kringle was once featured on his own Hi-Flyer card for his tremendous racing exploits. Honestly, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the guy is able to charge through the entire world on one single night delivering packages to girls and boys. Pulling that off is a testament to his tremendous speed and great starts. He is often noted as a pioneer for his technique in stepping on and stepping off rooftops, and his jumping ability is, well, more like flying. Kringle also made sure to only surround himself with positive people, such as millions of good boys and girls and as his loyal elves, who worked hard during the week in his race shop. And we can't forget to mention his hi-flying reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.

Kringle was also well-known for his podium speeches—which were usually delivered in the kids’ department at the local mall—as he thanked his team of reindeer and his wife, known only as Mrs. Claus. Unfortunately, it was difficult to hang goggles around his neck due to his big white beard, but Kringle always did a great job delivering his sponsors’ products. And even the Indy 500 winner pales in comparison to Kringle’s milk-drinking skills!
Kringle is off the racing circuit now, as he focuses exclusively on working with kids every Christmas night. Forget Anaheim. For Kringle, his whole life is about December 25. Merry Christmas!