Christmas Potential Index 2016

Children in northern Finland, Iceland and northern Norway can expect an earlier Christmas presents delivery by Santa than children in other parts of the Nordic Region.

Nordregio’s Christmas Potential Index (CPI) is made up of indicators that have been carefully selected because of their implications for the level of Christmas-ness of kids and older kids (i.e. adults). The CPI aims at helping Santa to plan his Nordic delivery in the most efficient way possible. The selected indicators offer strong communicative value allowing the ranking to be easily understood and widely used by the givers (Santa and his helpers) and the beneficiaries (kids and old kids). The data has been harmonised and standardised and is drawn from a shaky to a solid data base. The 6 selected indicators are grouped in 3 sub-themes: