St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Joulupukki – whatever you know him as, the jolly red holiday figure is on his way in his sleigh once more. Yle will record his ascent and broadcast it worldwide.

His elves have worked all year round carrying mail, building up present stockpiles and peeping in through windows to see who's been naughty and nice. Santa's journey is long: to make it to all the children of the globe he will have to travel more than 460 million kilometres. Thankfully he is aided by the best reindeer in the business.

Yle uutiset and Yle News wish you all a very merry holiday season! :) :) :)