There are so many funny thoughts about Santa Claus, that I think I should tell you some facts. Althought it is ok to make fiction stories about him, but still it is good to know the facts.
~As a child I didn't belive in Santa Claus, I thought it is impossible that he has time to deliver presents to everyone. But now when I know about time zones and stuff I understand how he could do it. He has plenty of time to do that. He goes round the world, he delivers presents already in Christmas eve in Finland. There he; instead of sneaking in through the chimney during the night, he knocks on the door and his first words are "Onkos täällä kilttejä lapsia?" (Are there (any) nice children here?) Today, Finland is one of the few countries where kids actually see Father Christmas in the act of delivering the presents.
~And the truth is that he doesn't deliver present to every countries. He skip some poor countries and finally he is back in Russia at New years day, and then back to Finland. And there he has once more the all year time to make new presents. So instead of living in the North Pole (nobody could live there) he lives in Korvatunturi, Finland. Here is link to his official website.
~Joulupukki is the Finnish name for Santa Claus. It literally means Christmas Goat. It comes from an old Finnish pagans tradition. In Finland the spirits of darkness wore goat skins and horns. The modern description of Santa Claus is a fat, jolly man wearing a red coat and trousers with white cuffs and collar, and black leather belt and boots. The urban legend tells that Haddon Hubert "Sunny" Sundblom's (a son of a Finnish emigrant) has actually created the modern image of Santa Claus, when he painted Santa Claus advertisements for Coca-Cola Company in the 1930's. And that also explains his red and white colors. (There is an other theory about those colors, but I will come up to it later).
And here is my receipt to get a real Finnish Christmas spirit!!!!
Santa's Home Town - Winter in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland