Santa Claus’ nationality

 
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01 December 2016 14:32
 

Time for a serious topic…

He was known as St. Nicholas in Myra (Turkey) in the 4th century, as Sinterklaas in The Netherlands in the 16th century, as Father Christmas in Britain in the mid-17th century, and as Santa Claus in North America in the early 19th century until now.

As the North Pole itself is not habitable, even for Santa, it is logical to conclude that he must reside at the northernmost habitable location – Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut.  As the Alert Station is located in this region, it could be postulated that Santa’s location is being guarded as a military secret.  Although NORAD tracks Santa on Christmas Eve, they do not reveal the exact starting point.  This cannot be a coincidence.

What is Santa’s current nationality?  He was born in Turkey, resided in northern Europe for several centuries, and then immigrated (very close) to the North Pole.  He may consider himself to be international, not requiring any particular citizenship, but he must hold at least Canadian Permanent Residency status after 200 years.  I mean, look at the suit ... red & white ... remind you of anything (it’s not red, white & blue)?

Santa is Canadian.

 
 
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Jan_CAN - 01 December 2016 02:32 PM

Time for a serious topic…

He was known as St. Nicholas in Myra (Turkey) in the 4th century, as Sinterklaas in The Netherlands in the 16th century, as Father Christmas in Britain in the mid-17th century, and as Santa Claus in North America in the early 19th century until now.

As the North Pole itself is not habitable, even for Santa, it is logical to conclude that he must reside at the northernmost habitable location – Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut.  As the Alert Station is located in this region, it could be postulated that Santa’s location is being guarded as a military secret.  Although NORAD tracks Santa on Christmas Eve, they do not reveal the exact starting point.  This cannot be a coincidence.

What is Santa’s current nationality?  He was born in Turkey, resided in northern Europe for several centuries, and then immigrated (very close) to the North Pole.  He may consider himself to be international, not requiring any particular citizenship, but he must hold at least Canadian Permanent Residency status after 200 years.  I mean, look at the suit ... red & white ... remind you of anything (it’s not red, white & blue)?

Santa is Canadian.

I’d worry more about Santa Claus’ gender. Santa, after all, is feminine. If he were still male he’d be San Claus.

 
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burt - 01 December 2016 05:10 PM

I’d worry more about Santa Claus’ gender. Santa, after all, is feminine. If he were still male he’d be San Claus.

Must be a translation thing ... he has a beard.

 
 
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01 December 2016 18:33
 
Jan_CAN - 01 December 2016 05:21 PM
burt - 01 December 2016 05:10 PM

I’d worry more about Santa Claus’ gender. Santa, after all, is feminine. If he were still male he’d be San Claus.

Must be a translation thing ... he has a beard.

Once worked in a circus before taking up his current gig.

 
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01 December 2016 18:51
 
burt - 01 December 2016 06:33 PM
Jan_CAN - 01 December 2016 05:21 PM
burt - 01 December 2016 05:10 PM

I’d worry more about Santa Claus’ gender. Santa, after all, is feminine. If he were still male he’d be San Claus.

Must be a translation thing ... he has a beard.

Once worked in a circus before taking up his current gig.

You said “his current gig” ... subconsciously you must know Santa wouldn’t be deceptive; if he was a girl, he wouldn’t hide it.

 
 
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01 December 2016 21:10
 
Jan_CAN - 01 December 2016 06:51 PM
burt - 01 December 2016 06:33 PM
Jan_CAN - 01 December 2016 05:21 PM
burt - 01 December 2016 05:10 PM

I’d worry more about Santa Claus’ gender. Santa, after all, is feminine. If he were still male he’d be San Claus.

Must be a translation thing ... he has a beard.

Once worked in a circus before taking up his current gig.

You said “his current gig” ... subconsciously you must know Santa wouldn’t be deceptive; if he was a girl, he wouldn’t hide it.

My bad. Santa certainly is deceptive, why do you think she lives at the North Pole, had an earlier turn as a pole dancer before going for the hormone treatments that grew the beard. And reindeer? With glowing noses? What sort of advertising is that?

 
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01 December 2016 23:17
 
burt - 01 December 2016 09:10 PM
Jan_CAN - 01 December 2016 06:51 PM
burt - 01 December 2016 06:33 PM
Jan_CAN - 01 December 2016 05:21 PM
burt - 01 December 2016 05:10 PM

I’d worry more about Santa Claus’ gender. Santa, after all, is feminine. If he were still male he’d be San Claus.

Must be a translation thing ... he has a beard.

Once worked in a circus before taking up his current gig.

You said “his current gig” ... subconsciously you must know Santa wouldn’t be deceptive; if he was a girl, he wouldn’t hide it.

My bad. Santa certainly is deceptive, why do you think she lives at the North Pole, had an earlier turn as a pole dancer before going for the hormone treatments that grew the beard. And reindeer? With glowing noses? What sort of advertising is that?

You shouldn’t malign Santa – that’s very naughty.

 
 
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03 December 2016 08:26
 

Anyone know how to answer my 8-year-old son’s question about Santa?

Q:  Why does Santa have to sneak into our house to give us presents?  Why can’t he just knock at the front door and hand them to us?

 
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Skipshot - 03 December 2016 08:26 AM

Anyone know how to answer my 8-year-old son’s question about Santa?

Q:  Why does Santa have to sneak into our house to give us presents?  Why can’t he just knock at the front door and hand them to us?

I think by the time an 8-year-old asks these types of logical questions, the belief in magic is coming to an end.
But that doesn’t mean he can’t still have fun and pretend to believe.

[ Edited: 03 December 2016 12:12 by Jan_CAN]