Meanwhile, in other Santa Claus news, thanks to the good folks over at Hargreaves Lansdown, the burning question of whether Santa should get an annuity has been answered. The Bristol-based boffins have delved into the fat man’s vital statistics and come up trumps. But it wasn’t without its challenges.
“Mythology tells us Father Christmas is several hundred years old, unfortunately the Institute of Actuaries’ Continuous Mortality Investigation data on life expectancy is not much help at such advanced ages,” they explain. At any rate, based on Santa’s lifestyle choices, he would do quite well out of an annuity, is the answer.