Now, this isn't going to be a ranty post about blatant and detrimental materialism, consumerism and commerce in North America (don't get me started!!! get SCOTT started: somelikeitscott (likes to get started, trust me). Nor is it going to be a cranky ol' post about how, in all the Christmas Season panic that occurs each year, many people often forget about deeper origins of Christmas... Heck, this isn't even going to be about:
- How Christmans might just be rooted in Paganism
- How Christmas causes many individuals HUGE degrees of stress each year rather than being a "fun" event
- How stress affects recovering addicts and is a prime time for RELAPSE
- Or... any of the other things most people are writing about at this time of year if they are already feeling stressed out
(by the way, if you'd like to try something UNIQUE this Christmas - just decorate your house with all the Hallowe'en knick-knacks and ornaments this year... have a Spooky Christmas, serve your Turkey in a skull bowl, your ketchup from an IV bag so it looks like a ketchup/blood transfusion.... JUST SAYIN'........)
What THIS POST IS ABOUT IS...Setting the darn record straight!
SANTA IS CANADIAN!!!
Get it right, international people... that's right - Santa is Canadian...
His address uses the Canadian Postal code H0H 0H0, that's "HO HO HO."
It's a Canadian postal address...so bazillions of excited children each year have the opportunity to write to Santa - and DO each year (OFFICIALLY since around 1982, says Snopes .com: TRUTH, Santa's Addy H0H 0H0 - True urban legend tidbit at Snopes ). I just wanted to get that off my puffed up Canadian chest... EARLY...
BecauseChristmas truly IS NOT my favourite holiday and I just wanted to get this all out early...
When I get grouchy (but not Scrooge-like) as Christmas closes in on me (it feels like being trapped sometimes), and when people start accusing me of being a damn SCROOGE McCanuck, I will refer back to this post and tell people - I GAVE OUT SANTA'S ADDRESS EARLY THIS YEAR, so dummy up - I've done my part for 2010!
Additional to providing Santa's address while Vampire Fangs, Michael Myers Masks, Freddy Kruger Claws and all are still being stuffed back into storage for next year's spookiness, I WILL VOLUNTEER around my city when certain volunteerism is needed for low-income residents and homeless people - so that they can receive food, gifts and even a HUG...
YES - I HUG HOMELESS PEOPLE... so Scrooge or not, this is my Christmas contribution - EARLY...
Santa's Address in Canada:
Have a future MERRY CHRISTMAS...
And I really, REALLY DO MEAN IT! (Today, I mean it - really - by the week before Xmas, my smile will be all fake, strained - and I will look like a person caught in a Jigsaw trap *aiiieeee*).