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Over 15 Names of Santa Claus From Across the World

Names of Santa Claus – Did you know that who we call Santa Claus is different in other countries. They call him by a different name. Also did you know in some countries he is skinny while other countries he is over weight. Also in some countries he wears green while other countries he wears red.

Some tid-bit info there. Here are what other countries call “Santa Claus” Remember Christmas isn’t about Santa, or whatever name he goes by as listed below, but it is about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus was born, died and raised from the dead so that we may live. Christmas is about the birth of our Savior. Remember our God never changes, as you can see Santa Claus does change based on where you live, like his appearance, but God who sent His Son for us never changes.

Over 15 Names of Santa Claus Across the World

Over 15 Names of Santa Claus Across the World #SantaClaus #Christmas #Santa

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  1. USA (Santa Claus)
  2. France (Pére Noël)
  3. Spain (Papa Noel)
  4. Dutch (Sinter Klaas)
  5. Italy (Befana)
  6. Russia (Baboushka)
  7. Czech (Svaty Mikolas)
  8. Japan (Santa Kurohsu)
  9. Germany (St. Nikolaus)
  10. England (Father Christmas)
  11. Chile (Viejo Pascuero)
  12. China (Dun Che Lao Ren)
  13. Hawaii (Kanakaloka)
  14. Norway (Julenissen)
  15. Poland  (Swiety Mikolaj)
  16. Sweden (Jultomten)

As I mention above, Santa’s appearance changes. In the United States he is a fat man in red. In another country, he is slender and in green. I am glad my God doesn’t change like this fictional character known as Santa Claus.

Just a note, we also have heard Santa called Kris Kringle that’s German for Christ Child.

Plus St. Nick or St. Nicholas is a real Person and who we get Santa Claus from. He was a religious person, a bishop.

Christ out of Christmas

Yes, today we seem to be taking Christ out of Christmas, with things like Santa Claus and such. We are losing the true meaning of what Christmas is all about … the birth of our Savior. He came born of a virgin, lived a sinless life. Jesus Christ obediently died on the cross to save us from our sins. He arose three days later and now sits at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf.
These were posted in Patterson Post 02, our family Christmas Newsletter from 2002. First published December 16, 2014 on Courageous Christian Father. Last updated/republished on December 14, 2016.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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