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Father Christmas   /fˈɑðər krˈɪsməs/   Listen
Father Christmas

The legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas.  Synonyms: Kriss Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Santa, Santa Claus, St. Nick.

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"Father Christmas" Quotes from Famous Books

... Father Christmas, With sound of fife and drums; With mistletoe about his brows, So merrily he comes! His arms are full of all good cheer, His face with laughter glows, He shines like any household fire Amid the cruel snows. ...
— Christmas - Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse • Various

Words linked to "Father Christmas" :   imaginary being, patron saint, imaginary creature

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