View topic - What does Santa eat in your country?
In anycase, I really think this thread is great. It really shows you a piece of history, feelings, and culture of different lands.
Anyways, though.....my family was always a little different. Let's put it this way....Santa always got "surprisingly" just what my parents liked...(go figure?)
There would be carrots for the reindeer. Milk or hot cocoa with cookies or brownies. (depending on "Santa's" intrest of the year) As for the cookies, either they were comprised of sugar or gingerbread. Either way, a tiny source of cavities and heartattacks.
I like the healthier options of other countries. But I suppose that (at least in the US) Santa is viewed as a real round guy. This makes him kinda jolly and kind looking. (don't ask how, I'm an artist and this is one of the things I learned: round people = jolly people) And, of course for kids, Santa should be jolly. Plus, it adds mystery to how Santa gets around the world so fast and down those chimneys if he's so fat. Therefore, (Aha!) the US solved the inevitable questions from children: Santa's round 'cause he likes cookies and milk! (makes sense right )
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When I was little we'd put one shoe each on a windowsill, with carrots in it for the reindeer. It wouldn't be Christmas Eve, but a few days (? I don't remember, but I know it wasn't christmas eve! Maybe the Wednesday before Christmas Eve or something like that) before. When we woke up we'd have candy in our shoes!
Wow, very nice to know, Thank you Ashurii-san.I will do that this year. ( sorry for late reply)
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