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FATHER CHRISTMAS (SANTA CLAUS; ST NICHOLAS)

1.Who wrote the poem A Visit From St Nicholas aka The Night Before Christmas?
Clement Clarke Moore
2.Who wrote the poem The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Tim Burton (who also directed the film of the same name).
3.In which country did the real St Nicholas live?
Turkey (he was Bishop of Myra, now known as Demre)
4.In the 17th century, who banned Father Christmas?
Oliver Cromwell
5.In which part of the world does Father Christmas travel with his grand-daughter and is known as Father Frost?
Countries of the former Soviet Union
6.In which country is Father Christmas accompanied by the Krampus, a monster who punishes those who've been naughty during the year?
Austria
7.Which character was added to the Santa Claus myth by an American department store in 1939?
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8.Which Hollwood star played the child who believed in Santa Claus in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street?
Natalie Wood
9.What colour was Santa's coat, before it was red?
Green
10.In 1973, who wrote and illustrated a strip-cartoon book called Father Christmas, in which he was depicted as a grumpy old man, living in a terraced house in England?
Raymond Briggs