The North Pole is a magical place, despite what science may suggest. It is a sweet village with tiny houses for tiny elves and a large stable for the reindeer and candy cane pillars and gingerbread buildings that are actually functional. It is the place where a child’s Christmas miracles are kept and where adults can travel to when their Christmas light begins to dwindle.
Scientists will tell us that the North Pole is the northernmost point on the earth, and that the temperatures there reach levels so cold that human life can not exist. But they have forgotten that there is magic in the North Pole, and Santa Claus and his elves and his wife and his trusty reindeer are able to thrive perfectly well in the environment. In fact, Santa and his brood need to be in the North Pole. If they tried to move their operation to a populated area they would never really be able to accomplish much. They would be inundated with children who want to get their requests in early.
The North Pole is a very busy place. There are toys to manufacture, and of course the prototypes have to be sent to the toy companies so that exact replicas can be found in every major department store and super center in the world.
Alaska has a town of nearly two thousand people known as North Pole, Alaska. However, this is not the real North Pole. While North Pole, Alaska hosts a very good and believable Santa Claus impersonator, everyone knows that the real Santa Claus lives at the real North Pole in his self founded village.
Scientists will try to tell us that the magnetic North Pole is somewhat fluid, never really hitting the same exact place year after year. Technically located in Canadian waters, the North Pole is an entity all its own. Santa doesn’t move his village year after year. He can be located annually at his usual location with his usual troops of busy elves and placid reindeer. There is speculation that the constant movement of the magnetic North Pole may move it into Russia over time, but Santa doesn’t agree. He will maintain his village in the exact same spot regardless of where the scientists tell him it should be. Russia has already laid claim to the North Pole, though their claim has been neither been accepted or rejected. It won’t matter to Santa Claus, because he belongs in the North Pole, where he’s been since the dawn of his creation.
The North Pole is actually considerably warmer than its counterpart, the South Pole, because it is directly at sea level. Regardless, Santa has no intention of moving south. The South Pole is too accessible, and he relies heavily on the inaccessibility in order to remain at the constant height of productivity. While naturally the South Pole is considered inaccessible without special training and funding and seriously specialized equipment, the North Pole is considered completely inaccessible due to the constant shifting of the ice mass that rests at its axis point. This privacy has allowed Santa to remain anonymous for many thousands of years, and he will continue to expect the same level of privacy regardless of technological advancement.
A warm day at the North Pole is about -15 degrees Fahrenheit , while January and February can bring constant temperatures around -45 degrees. This is brutally cold, and Santa Claus’ crew must take special precautions while working with the various elements while creating the toys. Glass and plastic run a constant chance of freezing and shattering if they are revealed to the elements. Naturally metals can not be touched with the elves’ bare hands, as their fingers would immediately freeze to the surface and require medical attention on an immediate basis. The reindeer are kept in specially designed stables that keep them warm yet allow them ample exercise to prepare for their world wide flight. Summer temperatures reach as high as 32 degrees, but often drop to thirty degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Winter is of course pitch dark for twenty four hours a day and then the opposite occurs in the summer months. Santa Claus and his elves are at their busiest during the summer months and continue productivity right up until Christmas Eve day. They typically take a mild vacation throughout the early winter months while there is no daylight.
Despite several successful expeditions to the North Pole, Santa Claus’ village has yet to be verifiably located and recorded. This is naturally by design. The brave souls who have attempted the search for Santa’s village have been few and far between, but their efforts have been applauded and their bravery determined heroic simply for the attempts.
Santa Claus, his elves, and Mrs. Claus have always resided comfortably in this harsh and unforgiving climate. They have no plans on moving to a more predictable or comfortable location as the North Pole has served their purposes well throughout all time.