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9Mini headed to North Pole to meet Santa Claus

It seems that retailers are bringing out the Christmas decorations earlier each year, but Mini's premature holiday spirit could be one for the record books. The day after Black Friday, the "Mini Goes to Santa Claus" adventure will depart from BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany and head up Rovaniemi, Finland (just outside the Arctic Circle) to deliver Christmas letters to Santa Claus –he must have an mail outpost here for his North Pole workshop. Guinness World Records is also getting invo

6Ford reimagines Santa's sleigh with Evos design, EcoBoost power

Ever thought about how much CO2 is being emitted from Santa's reindeer? Neither have we, but Ford has. The folks at the Blue Oval figured out that Chris Kringle's road crew drops a knee-wobbling 214,670 tons of CO2 each year while delivering presents to 267 million homes.

14Ford reimagines Santa's sleigh with Evos design, EcoBoost power

Ever thought about how much CO2 is being emitted from Santa's reindeer? Neither have we, but Ford has. The folks at the Blue Oval figured out that Chris Kringle's road crew drops a knee-wobbling 214,670 tons of CO2 each year while delivering presents to 267 million homes.

15Santa saves man from burning pickup, directs traffic

You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why: One day, Santa Claus himself might pull you from your burning Ford Explorer Sport Trac before you're engulfed in flames. Brad Luddeke was on his way to deliver gifts to needy children when he came upon an accident just outside of Dallas, Texas. Luddeke saw the vehicle was beginning to catch fire and helped pull the man from the vehicle before the flames consumed the rest of the truck. No one was seriously harmed

AddWired tells us what to do with leftover Christmas trash

Holiday season is upon us, and while most of our readers are likely in the process of checking out all the cool new stuff that was deposited under the big tree in their living room, a few interesting questions arise once it's all done and over with. For instance, what are you going to do with that tree next week? And what about all those bags of wrapping paper?

22Jaguar and Land Rover design sleighs for Santa part of Car's annual design entries

Concept sleighs for Santa by Jaguar and Land Rover -- Click above for high-res image gallery

11Santa gets new super sleigh thanks to GE

Santa's high tech sleigh by GE -- Click above to check out the specs

6It's Friday: GE's experimental sleigh seeks to make reindeer obsolete

Might Santa's traditional Rudolf the Reindeer-led sleigh be sent off into the oblivion of obsolescence? Could be, if General Electric has anything to say about it. The huge corporation has designed a new conveyance for the red-cloaked and bearded gift giver, and it's green. Well, it's red, naturally, but it's also green.

31VIDEO: Gag Me With a Yule Log - GM allows kids to track Santa Claus via Onstar

Santa pays a visit to OnStar -- Click above to view the video after the jump

10Automakers tapped by CAR to redesign Santa's sled

Click above for a high-res image of Santa Claus' Bentley Continental GTC

6Child asks Santa for gas-free cars

This particular blogger doesn't have any children, unless you count two dobermans and a chihuahua. Regardless, I always find that it's fun to give kids a listening ear and hear what they have to say. It's oftentimes rather surprising just how tuned in to the world they can be. Need proof? Jennifer Lance over at Eco Child's Play has a daughter who recently wrote a letter to Santa. Like millions of other such letters, the idea was to have the kids write down what they want for Christmas. Despite a

3Reindeer are so last year, Santa gets a hydrogen powered sleigh!

US Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters along with a portly gentleman in a red suit unveiled what is claimed to be the world's first hydrogen powered sleigh yesterday, just in time for Christmas. According to Peters, the sleigh is a hybrid that can operate either under the tractive effort of reindeer or hydrogen fuel cells. They are claiming that the new sleigh is quieter, which makes for less intrusive nighttime deliveries. I guess the compressor whine is less than pounding 32 hooves on the

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