Santa could probably be very happy in a cozy yurt…
Kyrgyzstan is to name one of its mountains in honour of Santa Claus.
A group of Kyrgyz mountaineers will climb the appointed peak on Christmas Eve as part of an official ceremony.
The move comes after a Swedish logistics company suggested the Central Asian nation was the most logical place for Santa to deliver presents from.
Kyrgyzstan has been working to boost its tourism industry and the authorities have spotted what could be a good opportunity.
The country is arguably the most picturesque of the Central Asian republics, but with its remoteness from established tourism destinations and recent political instability, it has been struggling to attract foreign travellers.