This is the first review in my Christmas book review collection. Enjoy!
Rated E for Everyone
Come along on Santa’s Christmas Eve ride and discover the sweet treats shared with him by children across the globe.
This book isn’t just about cookies, other countries traditions are woven into the book too. Many countries have similar traditions like leaving out alcoholic beverages for Santa and children leaving out their shoes for Santa to fill with presents. I had fun learning about all of the different myths and versions of Santa, including two versions of him riding a donkey and another of him surfboarding with a dolphin.
Santa Claus goes by many names and each country has a different way of saying it, examples below:
Sri Lanka: Naththal Seeya (Christmas Grandfather)
India: Christmas Baba (Father Christmas)
South Africa: Kersvader (Father Christmas)
Egypt: Baba Noel
Russia: Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost)
Ukraine: Svyatyy Mykolay (Saint Nickolas)
Denmark: Julemande (Christmas Man)
Norway: Julenissen (Christmas Elf)
Poland: Star Man
Germany: Weihnachtsmann (Christmas Man)
France: Père Noël
Brazil: Papai Noel
Argentina: Papa Noel
Chile: Viejo Pascuero (Old Man Christmas)
Costa Rica: Colacho
This is only a sample of the many hard to pronounce words this book has to offer.
Multiple cookie recipes are included in the back of this book. Personally, if a cookie doesn’t have chocolate in it I’m not interested. If you want to learn more about cookies and customs, click on the website link below.
As a bonus, here’s a Baby Blue’s comic that shows it’s not easy making Christmas cookies when you have a sibling:
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Christmas Cookies
In the 1800s, Pennsylvania Dutch children hung decorated Christmas cookies in the windows of their homes.