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Where’s Santa really from?

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Given the last conversation I had with DD about the tooth fairy, I’m not encouraging chats about the origins of Santa, as I’m sure you can understand.

“Maligayang Pasko!” Santa reveals his Filippino roots

Two years ago we negotiated the hurdle of, “Is the Santa I see in the grotto / shopping mall / Polo Club the real Santa?” by agreeing that those were just fake Santas because the real one is far too busy wrapping presents with his elves in Lapland to fanny about in the malls of Dubai.

DD’s question this year was slightly more taxing:

“Mummy, where’s Santa really from?”

“Lapland, darling. It’s very far north, where it’s all cold and snowy.”

“Are you sure?” she asked. “It’s just that the ones we see, well, it’s hard to tell because of the beard, but I’m sure they’re Filipino.”


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  1. It would appear that not much escapes DD’s sharp eyes!


    December 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm

  2. Yes, there’s no pulling the wool over their eyes, is there?!

    Circles in the Sand

    December 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm

  3. Out of the mouths of babes! Priceless. My kids refused to be photographed with the santa at the mall because ‘he is too skinny and doesn’t look like a Santa.” !!!


    December 15, 2011 at 7:11 pm

  4. Filipino santa!!! That’s a first! 🙂

    Pinay Flying High

    January 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

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