Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We all know Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. But did you know Santa's a Canadian citizen? It's true - the Canadian minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism awarded him citizenship.

Did you also know that the Northern Magnetic Pole is located in Canada? It's true! However, the Geographic North Pole is currently contested between Canada, Russian and the USA as being in each's respective waters. (The North Pole is on the frozen Arctic Ocean, so all 3 country's claim it's in their waters. It has yet to be resolved.)

Did you know that Santa's also started his trip for this year? It's true - he started yesterday evening (December 23 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern time)! Click here to view NORAD officially tracking Santa! NORAD is the North American Aerospace Defence (yeah, the acronym doesn't quite match up!), a jointly Canadian and American defence of our air. They have been tracking Santa for over 50 years, and are happy to report he's never missed a Christmas yet. In some years when the weather is bad (like THIS year), it's all thanks to Rudolph!

Finally, did you know you can mail Santa a letter and get a reply from him? His address is:
Santa Claus
North Pole, Canada
H0H 0H0
And Santa will write you back if you give your return address! I used to write him as a kid. And I wrote once in university (a group letter from my 3 roommates and I) because one of the roomies had never written him before!

And click here to read my favourite Christmas story that I've read almost every Christmas Eve for many, many years! Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!


Krista said...

P.S. Did you notice Santa's postal code? In Canada, postal codes are letter-number-letter number-letter-letter. His postal code is almost HO-HO-HO!

Bridechka said...

Haha, that is so cute! Hope your having a merry Christmas!

PS: I tagged you on my site :)

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