Pretty much a questionable statement, let us have a closer look at it. First of all many reports on this research refer that they have indeed counted gingerbread as if it is a candy. Man this is too far unfair it’s not even sweet every time, on x-mas such is essential… wait… did they counted sweets eaten on Christmas days only? Ha! Ha! Ha! O! Ho! Ho!
And the main prove is:
I bet they have manipulated the numbers which relate to all sweets and candies eaten de-facto. That’s right. But Santa is a grown man, an adult, he can more freedom on candies and god-d@m unlimited funding. The kids apparently have a great gap between “eaten de facto” and “wished to be eaten”. How’s that Mr. Christmas Skywalker??