Lapland Holidays in North Pole or Sunny Spain Climate Vacation for Santa Claus?
Santa Claus Vacation
Where do Santa and Mrs. Claus spend their holidays? Do you think they like to relax in Lapland, the North Pole or somewhere like sunny Spain? Let's face it. Of all people on earth after a busy night of delivering all of those many gifts to good little girls and boys worldwide Santa Claus definitely needs a vacation!
Sure he has all of those elves helping him make and assemble just the right toys and other requested goodies throughout the year.
And of course we cannot forget his faithful reindeer who haul that amazing sleigh through the sky with a seemingly endless supply of toys to be delivered exactly on time for Christmas celebrations around the globe.
Think of the training that goes into keeping those reindeer in tip top condition! That in itself would be a full time job for most people. But Santa Claus handles that with aplomb and more!
Santa Claus Suits
Not only does Mrs. Claus work during the year to maintain the wardrobe of Santa Claus keeping his distinctive red suit in tip top condition for that whirlwind night of toy and gift deliveries but obviously there is the necessity for other Santa Claus costumes to be distributed far and wide.
Why? Isn't that obvious? Santa Claus needs extra suits that look just like his for all of those Christmas Santa's that help him take orders in stores and other places where little boys and girls gather during that busy holiday season of Christmas shopping.
Special arrangements are made to collect those whispered desires from the store Santa Clauses and get them back to the one and only real Santa Claus who can actually fill those orders. How those arrangements are made remains top secret!
Finland or Suomi means the same thing in the Finnish language. All of this area of Finland and even more is a part of Lapland where many people of the world think that Santa Claus or Father Christmas lives and works during the year.
Does he and Mrs. Claus call Lapland home? Just like the top secret arrangements made with those specially selected store Santa Clauses the location of Santa's workshop and home is also hush hush for good reason.
Droves of sightseers would no doubt flood the location of Santa's workshop all year long if they knew the whereabouts and his important work would never get done.
Map showing location of Lapland
The North Pole
Is Santa's real home in Lapland or the North Pole? Personally I think that it is the North Pole. As children we were told to address our letters to Santa at the North Pole and it seemed to work.
On the night of Christmas Eve my parents always put out a plate of homemade Christmas cookies and a glass of milk and by morning there were just crumbs left on the plate and the milk had always been finished. Presents had been left under the tree.
Try as hard as my younger brothers and I did to stay awake and listen for Santa Claus and his reindeer we always seemed to be asleep when he came and made his deliveries.
Now if we had written to Santa with an address in Lapland do you think he would have gotten our requests? I don't see how unless he has a post office box there just to collect requests and letters on that side of the world. I suppose that is possible!
Santa's reindeer could run a shuttle service during the year collecting mail from different post office boxes leading up to that all important Christmas delivery schedule. It might even keep them in shape during the year for that exhausting worldwide run done in so short a time frame!
It would be kind of like going to the gym to keep their bodies toned as I am sure that Santa also has to do. After all Santa must eat an inordinate amount of cookies if he eats not only ours but many other people's offerings as well.
So Where Does Santa and Mrs. Claus Elect to Spend Their Holidays?
After a grueling night of deliveries following a busy year of supervising the elves and also keeping the reindeer in good shape for their all important one night worldwide delivery schedule perhaps Santa just wants to crawl into his pajamas and robe and settle down with Mrs. Claus in front of a roaring fire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and some cookies in his home. Who could blame him?
Be it Lapland or the North Pole it really wouldn't matter. Both places are cold much of the year so that roaring fire and a little time off might just be "what the doctor ordered" by way of rest and relaxation.
If I were a betting person I would place my bets on Santa and Mrs. Claus being spotted taking their holidays not in Lapland or the North Pole but somewhere in the sunny climate and beautiful rolling countryside of Spain.
They would probably like to shed those heavy coats and lay on the beaches catching some brilliant rays of the sun and watching the surf roll in while they catch up on some reading.
Be on the lookout for an older gentleman with a white beard and a generous laugh accompanied by an older pleasant looking lady. It just might be them!
Where do you think Santa and Mrs. Claus take their holiday?
If you choose somewhere else, please let me know where you think they might be vacationing in the comment section below. Thanks!
© 2010 Peggy Woods