Santa Around The World

by Anne Middleton, on December 2nd, 2015

We are so inundated with images of a fat, bearded, rosy-cheeked Santa Claus that we forget that other cultures have different renderings of the gift-bestower of holiday season.  Here’s a rundown of a few other cultures’ alternatives to our more corpulent St. Nick.

Italians credit a beneficent witch clad in black with bringing holiday treats on January 6th.  Complete with bewitching accoutrements like the conical hat, La Befana comes down the chimney in her broom.  Itching to dress up like Befana, ladies?  Be sure to order the Embellished Boot in black by Boston Proper in time for Epiphany.

South of the equator, they’re not dashing through the snow and braving gelid temperatures in December.  They’re sweltering in the heat.  Australia’s rendition of Santa rides water skis, has a white beard and red bathing suit.  Complete the look with Jack Purcell Railroad Stripe Slip by Converse and shop with our codes. 

Ibero-American Nations
The three magi or three kings are wildly popular in Spanish-speaking nations.  Caspar, Balthasar & Melchior (yes, they do have names) are usually an afterthought in most U.S. crèches, but the three magi bestow gifts on the Feast of the Epiphany throughout Latin America.  You’ll have an epiphany yourself when you save on UGGs with our codes.  Look regal in the Classic Short Boot by UGG.  Don a crown and a tunic and you’re ready for the Christmas pageant.  Frankincense and myrrh not included. 

Jolly old St. Nick is probably still making his way down your chimney this year but if you’re looking for a more cosmopolitan flair to your fetes, don some new shoes and play dress up.  Deck the halls and deck your feet out for your fetes and we’ll give you the gift of savings with our codes.