Where I come from, Santa has a red warm winter coat and a white beard and pink skin. Oh, and he arrives on foot. So imagine my surprise some 30 - ahem - years ago, when I learnt that in some countries Santa's skin is dark, he wears swimming gear and arrives on a surf board... or in a rowing boat... or in a sleigh pulled by reindeer for that matter.
To see the geography of my Christmas (on 3 continents), please have a look at my guest blog here: http://www.thesecretlifeofromancewriters.blogspot.com/.
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