(Parental discretion is advised for this post.) In the competition of Santas, Lapland is doing great, while Greenland has fallen on hard times. The budget for answering childrenâ€™s letters to Santa has dried up.
...while Father Christmas in Lapland benefits from generous public handouts and received a postbag of nearly 500,000 letters last year, Father Christmas in Greenland has fallen on hard times. The government of the former Danish colony will no longer pay for him to reply to his comparatively modest 50,000 letters a year and he has been hit by a cash flow problem which is thoroughly out of keeping with Christmas tradition.
Nuuk, Greenlandâ€™s capital, has laid claim to be Father Christmasâ€™s true headquarters ever since Donald Duck visited the town with his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to see Santa in a Walt Disney cartoon film in 1934.
Letters to Father Christmas in Greenland will be answered this year, thanks to an anonymous donor, but the future of the postal project is up in the air. Link -via Arbroath