For those of us who believe in Santa Claus, it's still very difficult to grasp the commonly accepted belief that he lives at the North Pole. After all, the North Pole is the northernmost point on the earth, located in the center of the Arctic Ocean, and it's one of the coldest places on the planet aside from Antarctica. So, does Santa Claus really live at the North Pole? No one knows for sure, but evidence suggests that this is the most likely place for his headquarters. Unsubstantiated rumors, however, indicate that he may live in other places, such as Lapland, Finland, or maybe even Greenland.
Whether or not the North Pole is Santa's permanent residence, it's a place of interest throughout the world. For example:
- It's defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface.
- There's life at the North Pole including birds, foxes, polar bears, whales, and humans, but no penguins; they live in Antarctica.
- 30 percent of the world's untapped oil reserves are estimated to be near the North Pole within the Arctic Circle.
- There's a North Pole Marathon every year.
Santa Claus' home address may be a mystery forever and, for most of us, that only enhances the spirit of Christmas. In the final analysis, it's entirely possible that Santa simply lives within each of us and, if so, all one has to do is believe. So, only you can really answer this age-old question: Where do you think Santa lives?
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
~ Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist and humanist
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!