Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas (Santa Claus trivia)

Merry Christmas from the gals at Much Cheaper Than Therapy.

In the United States and Canada, his name is Santa Claus.
In China, he is called Shengdan Laoren.
In England, his name is Father Christmas where he has a longer coat and a longer beard.
In France, he's known as Pere Noel.
In Germany, children get presents from Christindl, the Christ Child.
In Russia, he is called Grandfather Frost that is "ded moroz" (the second "o" has its accent and the last "z" is pronouned as "s".)
He is also called Kris Kringle - which comes from the German term "the Christ Child"
Christ Kind).
In Sweden Jultomten visits the evening before Christmas day, pulling a big bag of julklappar (Christmas presents) in the deep snow.
På Norsk (in Norwegian) "Julenissen" arrives on the evening of the 24th.
In the Netherlands, he is called Kerstman.
In Finland, he is called Joulupukki.
Sinter Klaas in Dutch.
In Morocco he is known as Black Peter
In Japan, Santa Claus is called Santa Claus or just "Santa". Children often call him "Santa no ojisan," which means "Uncle Santa."
In Italy Babbo Natale, which means Father Christmas, is Santa.

So there you have it. Hope whatever you call him was good to you last night.

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