Saturday, 5 December 2015

Where Santa Lives

It's that time of the rolling year where Santa is making his list and has began checking it twice in preparation to dishing out lumps of coal or toys.
Something that has always bothered me is where does Santa live? It is important because if some jolly fat man is going to be dropping treats under my Christmas tree, i want to know where he is from.
I have always considered him to be from Lapland but that region takes in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia so he could be a Swede, Finn, Norwegian or even a Russian.
Not wanting to be left out by their Nordic neighbours, the Danes have thrown their hat into the already cramped ring with Santa's grotto being somewhere in Greenland.
Another popular choice for the jolly mans residence is the North Pole and as no countries ownership stretches to the centre of the North Pole region, that makes Santa a stateless person with no citizenship or nationality.
The Americans are trying to stake a claim for the bearded one with noises that he lives in Alaska while traditionalists point out that in his original guise he is from Turkey.
So where do i post my pressie list to because i want to make sure Santa gets it so we don't have a repeat of last year when i asked for a Nespresso Coffee Maker and got a Trivial Pursuit board game instead.
It was a very nice board game mind but knowing who won the first ever FA Cup Final doesn't wake me up first thing in the morning.
As usual the Internet is the answer to all our problems and the UK Royal Mail hold Santa's address as 'Father Christmas, North Pole, SAN TA1'.
The Finnish postal service deliver Santa's letter to 'Santa Claus, Santa Claus Village, FIN-96930 Arctic Circle, Finland'.
The American postal service route all Santa's letter to 'North Pole, Alaska, H0 H0 H0'.
I have been reassured that a letter posted to any of these address will reach him so if you have been good and have a request or would like to make your case that hideously scratching your husbands  Peter Kay Stand Up DVD with a nail file so he can't play it incessantly was an accident and shouldn't put you on the bad list, you had better get writing. The Royal Mail can only guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve if posted by the 6th December.

PS. If you are reading this Santa, an Espresso Coffee Maker please and my husband is requesting a new 'Peter Kay Stand Up DVD' as his doesn't seem to be working for some unknown reason.

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