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Father Christmas or Santa Claus

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Biles, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    Father Christmas for me. I am not from the USA.

  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

  3. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    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...
  4. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    Not the answer expected from you.
    Santa is just too Coca-Cola for me.
  5. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Father Christmas. It was that way in childhood and it's stuck.
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    Do not get me started on this. Just don't. If anything makes me grumpy it's the Americanisation of the English language. :mad:
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Auld Nick.
  8. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Santa Claus does not sound English...
  9. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Nor American English, come to that.
  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Santa Claus comes from the Dutch words "Sinter Klaas", which is what they call St Nicholas.
  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    Old Nick comes from the term Old Iniquity, the name of the devil in medieval plays.
  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    The guttersnipe is closer to the circles of hell than the camel jockey.
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Camel jockey? I thought he had reindeer.
  14. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Father Christmas or Samichlaus. The latter being what my father called him.
  15. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    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)....
  16. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Father Christmas. Regardless of its origin, \Santa is an Americanism.
  17. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Cheese and Onion.
  18. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    We call him Farver.
    Middlemarch and aspensquiver like this.
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    If it's good enough for Ray Davies then it's good enough for me.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  20. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    It's a dour Christmas in rac's household.

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