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of the WORLD

And Other Figures
Associated with
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This is "on-going" research regarding Gift Givers of the World and other Figures associated with Christmas. As I am able to write it up, I will share with you.
Ones that are highlighted will have pages you can click on and go to read about
that particular "Gift Giver or Figure Associated with Christmas".

If you know of some "Gift Giver or Figures associated with Christmas" that I do not have on my list,
please email me.

If you use information obtained from this page or my site,
please do me the courtesy of giving me credit for the research and a link to my site at:

http://www.santalady.com

Thank you!

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Christmas Fans -- Ranking the Best of Christmas

ARMENIA
Gaghant Baba

AUSTRIA
Christkind
Niklo

AUSTRALIA
Santa Claus -- Father Christmas

AZERBAIJANI
Shakhta Babah

BELGIUM
Saint Nicholas
Christkind
Kerstman

BRAZIL
Papai Noel
Vovo Indo

BULGARIA
Diado Coleda

CANADA
Santa Claus -- Santa Clause
Belsnickel

CHINA
Dun Che Lao Ren
Shengdan Laoren

COLOMBIA
El Nino Jesus

COSTA RICA
El Nino Jesus

CZECH REPUBLIC
Svaty Mikulas, Cert (helper)

DENMARK
Julemanden-- Julemand -- Juul Nisse (helpers) -- Julenisse -- Julinisse

ENGLAND
Father Christmas

ESTONIA
Jouluvana

FINLAND
Joulupukki
Christmas Bock

FINLANDSSVENSKAR (Swedish speaking Finns)
Julgubben

FRANCE
lePetit -- Le Petit Jesus
Aunt Airie -- Tante Aria -- Mother Air
Père Noël -- Pére Noel
Pre Fouettard (helper) --

GERMANY
Pelze-Nicol -- Pelznickel -- Fur Clad Nicholas -- Christkind -- Weihnachtsmann -- Kriss Kringle -- Shaggy Goat -- Rider -- Nicholas with Ashes -- Ashenclos -- Belsnickle -- St. Nicholas -- Klaasbuur -- Burklaas -- Rauklas -- Bullerklaas -- Sunnercla -- Bartel (helper) -- Swart Peter (helper)

GERMANY Northern
Weinacht (holly night)

GERMANY Northwest
Pelzebock (helper)
Gumphinkel (helper)

GERMANY Rhineland
Hans Muff (helper)

GERMANY Southern
Knecht Ruprecht (helper)
Krampus (helper)

GREECE
Agios Vassilios
Hagios Nikolaos

HAWAII
Kanakaloka

HINDU
Ganesha

HOLLAND
Sinterklaas -- SinterKlass --
Zwarte Pieten (helper) -- De Kerstman

HONG KONG
Sing dan lo ian

HUNGARY
Karácsony Apó -- Télapó

ICELAND
Jolasveinn

IRELAND
Santy -- Santa Clause

ITALY
La Befana -- Befano
Babbo Natale

INDIA
Ganesha

JAPAN
Santa Kurohsu -- Hoteisho -- Hoteiosho -- Jizo -- Santa no ojisan

LATVIA
Ziemmassve'tku veci'tis -- Winter Holiday Old Man -- Santa Klausam

LIBERIA
Black Peter

LITHUANIA
Kaledu Senis

MEXICO
El Nino Jesus -- Three Kings -- Black Peter

NETHERLANDS
Sint Nikolass -- Zwart Piet (helper) -- Black Pete -- Kerstman

NEW ZEALAND
Santa Claus -- Father Christmas

NORWAY
Julenisse -- Julenissen -- Julebukk

PALESTINE
La Befana

PERU
Papa Noel

POLAND
Star Man -- Wise Man -- Swiety Mikolaj -- Gwiazdor

PORTUGAL
Menino Jesus
Pai Natal -- Pia Natal

PUERTO RICO
Three kings

ROMANIA
Mos Craciun

RUSSIA
St. Nicholas
Father Frost -- Ded Moroz -- Grandfather Frost
Snegurochka -- Snow Maiden
Babouschka

SERBO-CORATIAN
Bozic Bata

SCANDINAVIA
Juleniss -- Oden

SCOTLAND
Santa Clause

SICILY
St. Lucia

SLOVENIA
Bozicek -- Miklavz -- Jezuscek -- Dedek Mraz

SPAIN
Papa Noel -- Los Reyes Magos (Magic Kings-Three Wise Men)- Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar -- Olentzero

SWEDEN
Tomte -- Jultomten -- Tomten
Julbocken
St. Lucia

SWITZERLAND
Samiclaus -- Samichlaus
Schmutzli (helper)

TURKEY
St. Nicholars -- St. Nick

URUGUAY
Feliz Navidad -- Jolly Old Elf
The Magi

UNITED STATES
Santa Clause -- Santa Claus -- Kris Kringle

VENEZUELA
San Nicolás -- NiĖo Jesús

WALES
Ilwyd -- Sion Corn

YUGOSLAVIA
Deda Mraz


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