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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Biles, Dec 17, 2015.
Father Christmas for me. I am not from the USA.
Santa Claus. FC sounds clinical and ridiculous. How can an old man be the father of a season/celebration?
Santa Claus feels European to me - not American. No one does Christmas like Sweden and Norway and Germany...
Not the answer expected from you.
Santa is just too Coca-Cola for me.
Father Christmas. It was that way in childhood and it's stuck.
Do not get me started on this. Just don't. If anything makes me grumpy it's the Americanisation of the English language.
Santa Claus does not sound English...
Nor American English, come to that.
Santa Claus comes from the Dutch words "Sinter Klaas", which is what they call St Nicholas.
Old Nick comes from the term Old Iniquity, the name of the devil in medieval plays.
The guttersnipe is closer to the circles of hell than the camel jockey.
Camel jockey? I thought he had reindeer.
Father Christmas or Samichlaus. The latter being what my father called him.
Santa Claus (but I am American). The kitten is saying he is getting presents from Father Christmas (we now live in the UK, having relocated last year from Ireland)....
Father Christmas is bringing the toddler a red bike, a racing car and a wooden car park. He's told everyone....(and will sing 'twinkle, twinkle' with gusto (and money for his piggy hank)....
Father Christmas. Regardless of its origin, \Santa is an Americanism.
Cheese and Onion.
We call him Farver.
If it's good enough for Ray Davies then it's good enough for me.
It's a dour Christmas in rac's household.