In lots of cultures, Christmas Day is kept as a religious day, and the day you get your presents and goodies is St Nicholas Day, which is December 6. You put your shoes out, and if you have been good, you get yummy things in it. If you have been bad, you get it filled with salt. And if you have been VERY bad, St Nick's sidekick, Black Peter, pops you into his bag and hauls you off to the coal mines.
Of course, the advantage of having a mixed heritage is that you get to celebrate St Nicholas Day AND Christmas Day and anything else you choose.
I hope the good Sint was kind to you Lyndal :-)
Di van Dulken
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