Royal Mail finds UK's most festive street names
Royal Mail has today revealed that the Midlands is the most festive region of the UK according to information from its address database. It has more festive street names than any other UK region.
The region has around 560 Christmas themed street names and enjoys festive street names such as Reindeer Road, Noel Street, Bell Close and the ubiquitous Holly Street.
Holly Street came up trumps nationally with around 990 listings. The address database also revealed some unusual festive street names such as Christmas Pie Avenue, Myrrh Street, Jingles Lane, Bethlehem Way, Garland Place and Sleigh Drive.
The ratings came from analysis of Royal Mail’s database of all 29 million UK addresses. The database also reveals our love for Santa’s Reindeer, with seven of the nine reindeer represented on a street name. These include: Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Rudolph.
The top ten Christmas themed Street names are*:
*These include variations such as street/lane/close/avenue etc
Steve Rooney, Head of Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit said: “We decided to find out how well Christmas themes were represented on street names. The team came up with a number of words closely linked to Christmas, drew up a shortlist and began to investigate. We found the Christmas theme was very well represented and we had a lot of fun doing it.”
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