It is hard to believe it's already the New Year and Mario, like his mama, doesn't want to take down the Christmas tree; nor does he want the magic of Christmas to come to an end. This year was especially magical for Mario; we took him to Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland (Finland): Rovaniemi is The Official Home of Santa Claus. Mario not only met the "Real" Santa Claus in the magical Arctic Circle, but also enjoyed playing and running in the snow, despite the fact that the temperature was -11 degrees Celsius. Mario felt Santa Claus's love and the goodwill of Christmas Spirit and declared that Santa Claus Village is his favorite place and he also said that "Santa Claus is a real man!" - even if some of his friends don't believe in Santa Claus, Mario does!