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10 Santa legends from around the world

Posted by / December 14, 2009


The above picture is of thirteen mischievous Yuleman. Icelandic legend says that these creatures play tricks and pranks, as well as give gifts to children during the Christmas season.

America’s version of Santa Claus is becoming more commonly accepted throughout the world, but it was interesting to read these 10 Santa legends from other countries. The concept of good and bad, and gift giving were still common, but in some countries, like Iceland, Santa has additional characters in his entourage, some responsible for scaring children into being good.

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