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GregGal
12-06-2007, 02:08 AM
As you know, (or don't know) Here, in Hungary, Santa arrives on the 6th of December - yaaay, it's today!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . He brings no presents just some chocolate, candy, etc... On Christmas eve, it's the "Little Jesus" who brings the presents.

I know this is dumb, how can a newborn child deliver all those presents across the world, or read the letters before he is born, but that's the way things go in Hungary.

So happy Santa to you, fellas!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

GregGal
12-06-2007, 02:08 AM
As you know, (or don't know) Here, in Hungary, Santa arrives on the 6th of December - yaaay, it's today!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . He brings no presents just some chocolate, candy, etc... On Christmas eve, it's the "Little Jesus" who brings the presents.

I know this is dumb, how can a newborn child deliver all those presents across the world, or read the letters before he is born, but that's the way things go in Hungary.

So happy Santa to you, fellas!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tempest_tamer
12-06-2007, 02:12 AM
I will get a new joystick from santa. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Can't wait for tomorrow morning

MEGILE
12-06-2007, 02:13 AM
Jesus ages well.

Good times Gergal, good times. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BaldieJr
12-06-2007, 02:28 AM
no santa. no jesus. just personal responsibility.

thats what i want for festivus.

Billy_BigBoy
12-06-2007, 04:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GregGal:
As you know, (or don't know) Here, in Hungary, Santa arrives on the 6th of December - yaaay, it's today!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . He brings no presents just some chocolate, candy, etc... On Christmas eve, it's the "Little Jesus" who brings the presents.

I know this is dumb, how can a newborn child deliver all those presents across the world, or read the letters before he is born, but that's the way things go in Hungary.

So happy Santa to you, fellas!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is your Santa and our Sinterklaas (the Netherlands) one and the same?
He was overhere yesterday-evening http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

DuxCorvan
12-06-2007, 04:40 AM
Here in Spain, there has never been the Santa Claus tradition -though lately it has been imported because of the kids' demands and the marketing pressures. Traditionally the ones bringing the presents are the Three Wise Men, which come on the eve of Epiphany (January 6th). Instead of socks, a blanket is extended in the floor, and every member of the family leaves a clean and polished pair of his/her best shoes. They also leave sweets, nuts and liquor for the Wise Kings and their page boys, and water for their camels.

If the child has behaved badly, their majesties are known to leave just a bag of coal for him/her... That's why it's a customary and innocent joke to leave in sight a small bag of sweet coal (a sweet made with black sugar rocks), and then make the true presents appear.

I'm a bit resentful towards Santa for spoiling a tradition that we have practiced for centuries, in the name of sales and Coca-Cola. But, you know, he comes two weeks before our beloved Kings, and today's kids have not been taught in the necessary patience to wait...

...two weeks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Billy_BigBoy
12-06-2007, 05:00 AM
That spanish guy of yours must be our Sinterklaas.
Sinterklaas comes every november with a steamboat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and his zwarte pieten (moors) from Spain to bring the sweet children presents. The bad ones go back to Spain in a bag. The story of this Sinterklaas goes back a couple of hundred years, and he is still the same one. The story is based on the Bishop of Mira.
The zwarte pieten and Sinterklaas walk over our rooftops (on the horse Americo) and trows the present through the chimney into the shoes of our little ones after the have song a song for him http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif
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.Hmmm, after writing this down I don't think you can take the Dutch any serious http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

waffen-79
12-06-2007, 08:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GregGal:
As you know, (or don't know) Here, in Hungary, Santa arrives on the 6th of December - yaaay, it's today!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . He brings no presents just some chocolate, candy, etc... On Christmas eve, it's the "Little Jesus" who brings the presents. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here in Mexico, "little Jesus" is the one who brings the presents, and christmas eve(dec 24th) it's more important(socially) than actual christmas day(25th)

jarink
12-06-2007, 11:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
...because of the kids' demands and the marketing pressures... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


The "Holiday season" (can't offend any non-Chistians, now, can we?) seems to start ealier and earlier each year. Back when I was young boy, the Chistmas shopping and decorating season started after Thanksgiving. This year, I saw "Holiday" displays being put up in a local Department store before the end of October!

I absolutely hate this trend. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

It has nothing to do with the true meaning and message of Chistmas (even Santa has little to do with it) and is simply blatant commercialism. Chistmas has been transformed by corporations greedy for increased "Chistmas sales" and overly politically correct left-wingers into a meaningless season of the year.


Nice of you guys in different places to share your Chistmas traditions with the rest of us!

At the Rinkenberger household, the kids leave cookies (ones they baked and decorated over at grandma's - Santa doesn't care for store-bought cookies) and milk out the night before for Santa. We also spread some oats on the lawn for the reindeer. Then it's off to church for a special late-night Chistmas service. Chistmas morning, the kids open their presents, then we all head to grandma's for family, food and a few more presents. Pretty standard stuff by traditional American standards, I guess.

foxyboy1964
12-06-2007, 11:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jarink:
We also spread some oats on the lawn for the reindeer. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's the nicest thing I've read in a long time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rattler68
12-06-2007, 01:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Billy_BigBoy:
That spanish guy of yours must be our Sinterklaas.
Sinterklaas comes every november with a steamboat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and his zwarte pieten (moors) from Spain to bring the sweet children presents. The bad ones go back to Spain in a bag. The story of this Sinterklaas goes back a couple of hundred years, and he is still the same one. The story is based on the Bishop of Mira.
The zwarte pieten and Sinterklaas walk over our rooftops (on the horse Americo) and trows the present through the chimney into the shoes of our little ones after the have song a song for him http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif
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.Hmmm, after writing this down I don't think you can take the Dutch any serious http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, BillyBigBoy, Sinterklaas is the same as St. Nicholas.

I was Swarte Piet one year, and my 10 month old boy was scared out of his gourd! Wouldn't let me hold him, or even come near him!