The Swedish Santa Claus or Jultomten

The Swedish Santa Claus (jultomten) is almost always depicted in an odd manner: with his hat drawn over his eyes. All you can see of his face is a big nose sticking out between his thick beard and big hat!

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9 Responses to The Swedish Santa Claus or Jultomten

  1. Julia says:

    Too cute :) :) Did you buy any?

  2. Nicki says:

    I have some Swedish ornaments (in memory of my ancestor who immigrated to the USA in 1852) but no Swedish Santa – I will have to buy one in time for Christmas 2012 – too late this year!

  3. Julia says:

    А я раньше думала, что эти ребята гномы :) )

  4. Araceli Estrada says:

    This is so cute!

  5. Leia says:

    I wonder why he covers his eyes! :)

  6. The one with the pile of presents and the one with the newspaper are my favorites, so cute!

  7. Arantxa says:

    I’ve never seen this curious sir! It is very nice :) Although I am unable to pronounce his name… XD

    In Spain in charge of distributing the gifts are the famous Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazar, the three Magi, every morning from 5 to 6 January. Did you heard of them? Perhaps they will are completely unknown to you, as for me it is Jultomten.

    I love meeting other customs, I was delighted to know of this curious sir!

    • Laura says:

      We celebrate that in Puerto Rico as well! :D
      I remember I left grass and water for the camels under my bed…is that a custom from Spain?
      The camels and the three magi (we call them kings) stop by your room on their way to Bethlehem and leave presents as a thanks for the grass and water.

  8. Laura says:

    These are lovely! I was reading an article about how Santa Claus originated from a shaman that went through the forest (riding his reindeer) and he gave out gifts. Not sure if that’s true but it was a really interesting read. :)

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