Santa or Christkind

Ho friggin no!

OK, Santa or Christkind, which one would you prefer as the official symbol of Christmas? One is a big fat jolly snow haired man bearing a big bag of goodies invented by Coca Cola the other, a tiny blond haired baby who brings a candle lit tree and gifts to little snowflakes on Christmas eve with a non commercialized traditional type attitude.This is the big dilemma facing Austrians this Christmas, as a group of campaigners named The Pro-Christkind group make a concerted effort to rid Santa from Austria for good. The group are planning rallies in Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. Good luck with that!

Psst Christkind just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Hmm, maybe if they changed the name?


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22 responses to “Santa or Christkind

  1. Ann

    I used to having Europeans all around me so both are fine. So Christkind with Monica and Hermann and Santa with ours. I never thought of them being different to tell you the truth we just all love Christmas regardless.

  2. one of the best parts of Xmas was the kids leaving a ‘generous’ glass of whisky (hic) and ‘black bun’ (Ann will explain !) out for Santa on Xmas eve 😆 – wouldn’t be half as enjoyable with a glass of milk and a rusk 😦

  3. CatGod

    I’ve always thought that Santa was derived from Father Christmas… never really heard that Coke invented it… Another childhood memory down the toilet…

  4. What? No more Coke Santa? But how will we get our presents?

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