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15 Aliases Santa Will Answer To

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Much like a secret agent, Kris Kringle is a man of many names.

Santa Claus - North America

Santa Claus - North America

Clad in a red suit, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. Every Christmas Eve, he travels the world giving present to good children from his magical sleigh pulled by nine reindeer.

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Papa Noel - Brazil

Papa Noel - Brazil

Papa Noel and his helpers hide presents throughout the houses of good children on Christmas Eve. Traditionally kids serve their parents breakfast in bed before they begin to hunt down their gifts.

Source: panoramio.com

Sinterklaas - The Netherlands

Sinterklaas - The Netherlands

Sinterklaas arrives via steamboat from Spain in mid-November. On the evening of December 5th, children leave a shoe in front of the fireplace or the backdoor with a carrot for his magical horse. Presents are scattered around the house with a note saying where to look.

Source: stnicholascenter.org

St. Nicholas - Germany

St. Nicholas - Germany

Identical to Sinterklaas in almost every way, St. Nicholas of Myra is the historical basis for many current Christmas traditions. A 4th century Greek saint, St. Nick was well known for his love of secret gift-giving.

Source: en.wikipedia.org


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