Festive street names bring Christmas cheer

Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A survey by Royal Mail has revealed that the UK has thousands of Christmas-themed street names.

From Reindeer Road and Christmas Street to Tinsel Lane and Rudolph Road, around 3,400 streets are festively named.

And in Calderdale, Berry Lane, Bell Street, Bow Lane, Chestnut Close, Goose West Lane, Holly Grove, Ivy Street and Joseph Avenue all have a special Christmas sparkle.

In an analysis of Royal Mail’s database of all 29 million UK addresses, the top ten Christmas-themes street names were:

Holly Street

Bell Lane,

Mary Street

Angel Lane

Star Road

Bow Street

Festival Place

Noel Road

Gold Street

Garland Street

The database also revealed the UK’s love for Santa’s reindeer, with seven of the nine reindeer represented on a street name, including Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Rudolph.

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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