What does Santa eat in your country?

NO SPAM ALLOWED! Discuss stuff not related to Japan or Japanese. The rules are the same in this forum as in the other forums.
User avatar
Zeo
Posts: 536
Joined: Tue 08.16.2005 8:13 am
Native language: Norwegian
Location: Norway

What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by Zeo » Sat 03.04.2006 9:20 pm

A bit to late to talk about this subject maybe? :D :p Well anyways,

This is kinda weird for me, I grew up with pictures, and people that told me, that santa ate porridge. (Not that i believed he did that in every country, I just never thought of it) And here the other day, me and a danish friend discussed this subject (now what a weird discussion! Who discuss that? *Don't remember how we came into that subject*) and he told me that santa ate porridge in his country too.
And then I got curious and asked some other people in other countrys (How I love the internet) what santa ate there, well, that was not porridge. :p

I guess the porridge might have something to do with some culture in my country, maybe. (?)

So I'm curious, what does Santa eat in your country? or should I say "eat". :p

This can turn into a very interesting thread. :p Is it only in Norway and Denmark that Santa eats porridge? :p
Last edited by Zeo on Sat 03.04.2006 9:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
J_lima09
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri 01.13.2006 9:29 pm

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by J_lima09 » Sat 03.04.2006 9:39 pm

yes this is a very weird thread this is but in the US they get kids to believe he eats cookies and drinks milk
My lawns emo, so it cuts itself

User avatar
alex_2096
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu 10.06.2005 4:40 pm
Contact:

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by alex_2096 » Sat 03.04.2006 10:23 pm

a glass of milk for the reindeer, and a mincepie for the fatman. (which wasn't half eaten, half drunk by my parent!)

aKuMu
Posts: 636
Joined: Sun 12.04.2005 8:19 pm
Native language: German

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by aKuMu » Sat 03.04.2006 11:07 pm

well, i dont think he eats anything here in germany lol

Tegan
Posts: 68
Joined: Fri 12.30.2005 5:34 pm
Contact:

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by Tegan » Sat 03.04.2006 11:14 pm

I agree with the cookies and milk in America. ^^ On another note, I find this very interesting. Unlike Zeo who assumed he ate different things different places, I always assumed he ate cookies and milk everywhere!:o

Thinking back on it now, I guess it seems a little silly.:D

User avatar
hyperconjugated
Posts: 636
Joined: Fri 05.06.2005 5:12 pm
Native language: Finnish
Location: Finland

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by hyperconjugated » Sun 03.05.2006 12:16 am

To be more cost effective, Santa and his posse have moved to
India where the standart of living and production costs are
so much lower than in the western hemisphere. Don't be stranger
to offer tandoori chicken and naan bread to help the geezer
fit in. The factories in India are hastily being converted to produce
Christian gifts to fit the diminishing need but don't feel stranger to
lay off the unproductive work force(midgets). It's 21st century.
Be sure to check the Nasdaq for Santa2006. B)

coco
Posts: 3061
Joined: Mon 05.30.2005 12:43 am
Native language: 日本語(Japanese)
Location: 東京都

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by coco » Sun 03.05.2006 12:21 am

I like this thread! :D
When I was a child I didn't expect Santa-san came. Because there wasn't tall chimney in our house. However St.Nicholas came to my bed side to give a gift. How wonderful!! I was so happy.
I said " Doumo arigatou Santa-san! ( thank you, Santa)"
Santa-san replied " Not at all, little coco-chan".
At that time, I, certainly, smelled NATTO on santa's breath.
I asked him " Santa san mo Natto ga suki ? ( Do you like Natto, too? " )
He said huffily " keep it secret! "

Since then, I never seen Santa-san.
After few years, I guessed he had tried to reduce his weight.
Here in Japan, even Santa-san eats Natto and Rice for his health.
(BUT Please keep it SECRET. Your eyes only!) ;)

User avatar
Zeo
Posts: 536
Joined: Tue 08.16.2005 8:13 am
Native language: Norwegian
Location: Norway

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by Zeo » Sun 03.05.2006 3:27 pm

I like this thread!

:D
Doumo arigatou Santa-san
Not at all, little coco-chan

So cute. ^_^
After few years, I guessed he had tried to reduce his weight.

Haha, poor thing. :p I guess santa's wife is a bit rough on him. :D

Very interesting to see all the different things about the "same" "person". ^_^
So do you people think that it is culture in the country that "decides" what he eats?

Takeo Saeki
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon 01.09.2006 4:43 pm

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by Takeo Saeki » Sun 03.05.2006 3:52 pm

LOL Well, this thread is sure different. I haven't believed in Santa since I was 9 (wow, I can't believe it's been 7 years already since I stopped), but I pretended to for a few years just so I could get more stuff on Christmas (hey, I was a kid). But like others have said, it's the cookies and milk thing here in the USA.

I like this thread!
When I was a child I didn't expect Santa-san came. Because there wasn't tall chimney in our house. However St.Nicholas came to my bed side to give a gift. How wonderful!! I was so happy.
I said " Doumo arigatou Santa-san! ( thank you, Santa)"
Santa-san replied " Not at all, little coco-chan".
At that time, I, certainly, smelled NATTO on santa's breath.
I asked him " Santa san mo Natto ga suki ? ( Do you like Natto, too? " )
He said huffily " keep it secret! "


LOL Cute.

What's Natto?
Last edited by Takeo Saeki on Sun 03.05.2006 3:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

sgtkwol
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun 11.27.2005 12:59 am
Contact:

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by sgtkwol » Sun 03.05.2006 4:15 pm

Someone else will elaborate I'm sure, but natto is a very traditional food in Japan and not a lot of gaijin like it. But I just saw something that said if you "if you like blue cheese, then you'll surely love natto". Nothing like pizza, wings and a lot of blue cheese, but a lot of people outside Buffalo dont like blue cheese.

Original thread, milk, cookies, and carrots for the reindeer. In past years my little brother and sister have gotten reindeer food recently with oats and sparkle mixed together.

User avatar
kanadajin
Posts: 1528
Joined: Wed 05.04.2005 7:04 pm
Contact:

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by kanadajin » Sun 03.05.2006 4:29 pm

Milk and cookies for Canada lol..

Takeo Saeki
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon 01.09.2006 4:43 pm

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by Takeo Saeki » Sun 03.05.2006 4:29 pm

Oh, I see. I'll have to try it sometime. I don't know what blue cheese tastes like as i've never tried it, so what have I got to lose LOL.

Oh yeah, I forgot about the carrots for the reindeer. Yeah, when I was younger, i'd always leave a plate of cookies and a cup of milk for Santa, with a few carrots next to them most years (but some years my mom would forget to buy them).

User avatar
Akamaru
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat 02.18.2006 5:37 pm

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by Akamaru » Sun 03.05.2006 4:56 pm

Man... milk and cookies. Are you joking? (At least, I'm laughing) Eating that, he will most likely die from hunger and bad stomach before christmas day.

No, a nice big bowl of porridge for Santa-san. In Sweden, that is. I think I can see a pattern... Sweden, Denmark, Norway (What about the Finnish tradition?) - porridge, rest of the world - dead Santa.

Takeo Saeki
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon 01.09.2006 4:43 pm

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by Takeo Saeki » Sun 03.05.2006 5:02 pm

Believe me I know, and I agree with you. I don't know where the whole milk and cookies thing got started.

sgtkwol
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun 11.27.2005 12:59 am
Contact:

RE: What does Santa eat in your country?

Post by sgtkwol » Sun 03.05.2006 5:17 pm

Most Americans arent worried about Santa's health, thats why I leave enriched cookies, along with some cholesterol pills, and a multi-vitamin.

Post Reply