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S is for Santa


Since not everyone has a good PR department, I thought I’d make a list of the other Santa-figures that hand out gifts around this time of the year:

  • Santa Claus
  • Saint Nicholas
  • Father Christmas
  • Kris Kringle
  • Sinterklaas and his helper Zwarte Piet
  • Odin (no, I’m not kidding)
  • Père Noël
  • Şaxta Baba (“Froze Dad”)
  • Christkind (“Christ child”)
  • Grandpa Christmas
  • Grandpa Frost
  • The Christmas Man
  • Old Man of Christmas
  • Yule Goat
  • Saint Basil
  • Jólasveinar (In Icelandic folktales, there are 13 Santa Clauses)
  • La Befana
  • Los Reyes Magos
  • Jultomten (“The Yule/Christmas Gnome”)
  • Bom Velhinho (“Good Old Man”)
  • Pelznickel (“Nick in Fur” or “Jungle’s Santa Claus”).


There are others of course, but time constraints and me going through research-detox are limiting this list.