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Santa Claus - A Man of Many Faces


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Julemanden can be directly translated to "The Yule Man" or "The Christmas Man". In modern Danish culture, Julemanden is the equivalent of the English Father Christmas although the roots of the character reach into Danish folklore and mythology wherein Julemanden is a mythical character who is said to bring Christmas presents to children in Denmark on Christmas Eve.

The main differences to the English Father Christmas is that Julemanden lives in Greenland, loves Risengrød which is rice pudding with cinnamon-sugar with a slice of butter on top and is assisted by Nisse which are the Danish version of elves.

Good children in Denmark get a visit from Julemanden.

Go to page 9 to meet Grandfather Frost.

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