Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Father Christmas - Jultomten

We actually had to go and get two different sets of pictures. Isabella was very scared of Santa. After we left she started talking about him and how she would like to try it again. So we did! Too bad Charlotte was beat by then. It is really cute if you ask Isabella what Santa says. She will lower her voice and say, "Ho Ho Ho, Sit right here"
Accoring to Wiki: Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is the figure who, in most of Western cultures[citation needed], is described as bringing gifts on Christmas Eve, December 24 or on his Feast Day, December 6 (Saint Nicholas Day). The legend may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Santa Claus. He was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor.

Sweden: Jultomten
Russia: Ded Moroz
Italy: Babbo Natale
France: Père Noël
Germany: Weihnachtsmann
Turkey: Noel Baba
Spain: Reyes Magos
Portugal: Pai Natal
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1 comment:

  1. What fun pictures! Your girls are growing like weeds! Enjoy them! It is fun checking your blog. Happy Hoidays!