A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World by M.E. Furman

A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World by M.E. Furman
December 2, 2020 Alexandra Adlawan

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:


Japan: Hoteiosha

Indonesia: Sinterklaas

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

Hawaii: Kanakaloka


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.


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