Father Christmas


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Father Christmas

n. Chiefly British
Santa Claus.
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Father Christmas

n
(European Myth & Legend) another name for Santa Claus
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Fa′ther Christ′mas


n.
Brit. Santa Claus.
[1650–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Father Christmas - the legendary patron saint of childrenFather Christmas - the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
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Translations
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Father Christmas

nBabbo Natale
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References in classic literature ?
With thousands of men, each back- tripping half a ton of outfit, retracing every mile of the trail twenty times, all came to know him and to hail him as "Father Christmas." And, as he worked, ever he raised his chant with his age-falsetto voice.
Early and late, on trail or in camp beside the trail he was ever in evidence, ever busy at something, ever responsive to the hail of "Father Christmas." Weary back-trippers would rest their packs on a log or rock alongside of where he rested his, and would say: "Sing us that song of yourn, dad, about Forty-Nine." And, when he had wheezingly complied, they would arise under their loads, remark that it was real heartening, and hit the forward trail again.
Elijah's whiskered face was matted with ice, as were his eyebrows, so that, what of his fur garb, he looked like a New England caricature of Father Christmas.
"I was a real Father Christmas," said Raffles, "when I arrived.
Winter wonderland: This year's Royal Mail stamps feature artist Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas character; Christmas cracker: Win our contest and we will give you pounds 2000 to spend at Hamley's famous store in London - plus free travel and hotel for four
And although Tolkien retained the English name for his protagonist, there was a lot of popular Americanderived folklore associated with his Father Christmas.
Timed tickets to meet Father Christmas will be available from the museum's welcome desk and will cost PS5 each, including a gift.
Entry is free to both the museum and the Christmas fair and there will be a small charge to visit Father Christmas.
Oscar Coughtrey, 5, at Seven Stories, where Father Christmas made his first public appearance
With a skating rink, cafes and hot food stall, sweet shop, post office to write and send your letter to Father Christmas, gift shop and opportunity to meet huskies, there was plenty to do and lots to spend your elf currency on.
Father Christmas then declared Christmas at Beamish open.
Mr Jones OBE, from Tile Cross, has been Father Christmas for 53 years, including 33 at Heartlands - and despite suffering 17 heart attacks, two strokes and diabetes has never missed an appearance.