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1. Which of the following mythological characters is not generally considered as having provided a basis for the modern Santa Claus?
The Roman festival for Saturn was usurped by Christmas in the 4th Century. Odin rode throughout the world in the winter on his eight-footed horse, Sleipnir, giving out gifts or punishments while Hertha was fond of delivering gifts by fireplace.
2. Which of the following has NOT been one of Santa's helpers through the ages?
Grandfather Frost is Santa's name in Russia.
3. Why is the day after Christmas also known as "Boxing Day"?
Some say the term relates to alms boxes opened and distributed to the poor on December 26th. More likely it relates to the earthenware boxes used by British employees to collect Christmas tips in. Eventually the practice was replaced by a day off work and/or a Christmas bonus.
4. Instead of reindeer, what is Santa rumoured to use to pull his sleigh when he delivers presents in Australia?
Boomers are big male kangaroos (which are more accustomed to the heat in Australia than reindeer are).
5. Different countries have different traditions for sending letters to Santa. Which of these is NOT one of those traditions?
For children in the U.K. and Ireland, the smoke from their burned letters carries their wishes to Father Christmas. In Latin America, angels take the letters left beside the crèche (manger). And let's not forget about sending a letter by mail, or its modern replacement, EmailSanta!
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