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A newspaper in Norway is sure to be on this year’s naughty list after it accidentally published a fake obituary for Father Christmas. The hoax announcement in Aftenposten claimed Saint Nick died at the age of 226 in the country’s most northern point of Nordkapp on December 3, the BBC reported. It also revealed his funeral would be held at the North Pole Chapel on Dec. 28, according to the Evening Standard.

His birth date was given as December 12, 1788 — but no cause of death was stated. It’s unclear who created the pretend death notice, or how it ended up in the publication’s obituary page. It was later removed from the newspaper’s website, Metro reported. Norway’s second-largest newspaper later released a statement to apologize for the incident and said it was reviewing its internal procedures.

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