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Santa Claus/ Father Christmas/ St Nicholas - A Man Of Many Names.

December 15th 2007 00:05
Santa Claus/ Father Christmas/ St Nicholas/ Kris Kringle, whatever name you call him, this is one man of which it can be said he has many names.

Depending on the country you're in, he could very well be called more than one name. In Australia he's usually referred to as Santa Claus, but occasionally other names pop up.

The same can be said of the U.S and Canada.

The UK also can use a variety of names, but the main one is Father Christmas.

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In Costa Rica, Colombia, and parts of Mexico, the gift bearer is el Nio Jesus, "the infant Jesus."

In Brazil, Spain and Peru, he's called Papa Noel.

In Italy he is known as Babbo Natale.

In China, he is called Shengdan Laoren.

In France, he's known as Pere Noel.

In Germany, he is known as either Christindl, or the Christ Child.

In Morocco he is known as Black Peter.

In Japan, he is is called Santa Claus or "Santa No Ojisan," meaning "Uncle Santa."

Jultomten visits the children of Sweden, while P Norsk or "Julenissen" visits those in Norway.

In the Netherlands, he is called Kerstman.

In Finland, he is called Joulupukki.

The Dutch call him Sinter KlaasHe.

In Russia, he is called Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost).

The name Kris Kringle which is also used by some countries, comes from the German term for the Christ Child.


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Comment by Anonymous

December 17th 2007 11:01
Jultomten visits the children of Sweden, while P Norsk or "Julenissen" visits those in Norway.
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In norway we call him Julenissen not P >Norsk.. P norsk means on norwegian....

Comment by MelissaA

January 11th 2008 16:19
Ahhh... thanks for clearing that up for me - it's hard to extract these things sometimes, especially when you don't know the language.

Comment by Anonymous

December 15th 2009 19:04
wat up dis jd

Comment by Anonymous

December 15th 2009 19:05
hey sexy girl

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