No country for Santa Claus

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While Santa Claus, aka. St. Nicholas, aka. Father Christmas, resides in the North Pole, he doesn’t actually have citizenship to any country, Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen, the Arctic Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark recently told CCTV America.

Following an interview with CCTV America’s Nathan King, Lorenzen was asked whether Claus is a citizen of Denmark or Russia.

Lorenzen offered a diplomatic reply — and even alluded to potential citizenship to Greenland — but in the end, he clearly stated that Claus is in fact without country.

No country for Santa Claus

No country for Santa Claus

While Santa Claus aka. St. Nicholas aka. Father Christmas resides in the North Pole, he doesn't actually have citizenship to any country, Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen, the Arctic Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark recently told CCTV America. Following an interview with CCTV America's Nathan King, Lorenzen was asked whether Claus is a citizen of Denmark or Russia. Lorenzen offered a diplomatic reply, and even offered a potential citizenship to Greenland, but in the end clearly stated that Claus is in fact without country.

Catch Lorenzen’s full interview Thursday on The Heat at 6 p.m. Eastern, 7 a.m. Beijing time.

The news comes as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), an intergovernmental U.S. and Canada organization that provides aerospace warnings, begins tracking the activities of Santa Claus as of Dec. 1. It’s a task they’ve completed for 60 years.


Watch their history of tracking the stateless man in red here: