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Where are you from and what does Santa bring?
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PinkyU · 04/12/2021 18:23

We live in Scotland and Santa brings everything that arrives on Christmas Day, family/friends who bring gifts before or after are from them. I don’t know another Scottish person who does it differently.

I see often on here that Santa only brings one gift, stocking gifts or few but not everything etc.

I wonder if it’s a cultural thing within the UK (or wider)?

So where are you and what does the big man in the red suit bring?

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sageandbasil · 05/12/2021 05:48

I'm from wales and Santa brought the stocking plus a big pile of presents. Mum and dad put a few under the tree. We've just had DD and I don't know how to play it when she's older

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mummyof2boys30 · 05/12/2021 05:42

Ni - santa brings everything we buy. Family presents given by whoever from on Christmas day

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BestZebbie · 04/12/2021 23:43

South of England. Santa (previously Father Christmas when I was young) fills a stocking and provides a similar sized pile of small "stocking filler" type gifts that don't physically fit inside arranged around it (e.g. A4 sticker book etc).
Other gifts are under the tree from the first weekend in December or whenever they arrive subsequently, labelled from the giver.
Large gift is from parents or from parents+extended family (case by case basis).
All opened on December 25th.

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Happyface120 · 04/12/2021 22:45

North Wales- Santa brings a huge sack of presents, no stocking. No gifts from parents, but small gifts bought by grandparents etc

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Maybepossibly22 · 04/12/2021 22:38

South East - my DP used to send a cheque and my list to Santa and he would pick and deliver up to the value of the cheque. I’ll probably do the same once DC are old enough to understand the concept (although Santa can have a bank transfer now!)

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Holothane · 04/12/2021 22:38

Midlands 70s kid so no stocking Santa brought everything on a sofa or chair you picked, nothing under the tree.

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Mrsmch123 · 04/12/2021 22:30

Scotland- Santa brings all the presents.

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Quornflakegirl · 04/12/2021 22:27

SW England, Father Christmas only fills the stocking.

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LyraVega · 04/12/2021 22:23

I'm from NW England and it was more of a "mum and dad buy the presents and send them to the North Pole, then Father Christmas delivers them (if you're good)" type of thing

I don't remember them ever expressly telling us this it was just always sort of a given so they must have told us when we were very young / right from the beginning

I'd like to do the same with my kids as I think it helps with the whole some kids getting more from FC than others thing

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PinkTonic · 04/12/2021 22:22

Big gifts should not be from Santa, it was never designed to be like that and its very much something that arrived from our generation parents trying to go above and beyond in a keeping up with the Jones competition without thinking of the effects on other people... its pure selfishness

Designed? By whom? What an odd rant.

I’m in my sixties and Father Christmas brought all my presents when I was a child, and all my children’s presents when they were young. I honestly don’t think what other people had was ever an issue. Our lives weren’t plastered all over social media though, maybe that’s the difference.

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Minorissue · 04/12/2021 22:18

America- Santa did stockings and a few of the wrapped presents under the tree. The rest were labelled as who they were from (mum/dad/siblings).

DH is Irish- Santa put a load of unwrapped presents in a sack for each child…but I know that MiL has limited patience for wrapping presents and with 3 kids this may have been more about convenience?!

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KurtWildesChristmasNamechange · 04/12/2021 22:17

@StandardLampski

Yorkshire

Santa brings stocking and a couple of gifts. Usually books, bath bombs, so.etimes a lego set, sometimes something " Mum would never get"

Main present comes from us, relatives gifts from them

Seems this is what most of us in Yorkshire do then!
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Ihaveaskedyouthrice · 04/12/2021 22:08

I'm in Ireland. Santa brings their stockings and most of the presents. There's always one present from us(usually their 2nd largest present) and we always give them a stack of books.
They get presents then from relatives when they see them and they're normally allowed to open them as they get them.

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StandardLampski · 04/12/2021 22:07

Yorkshire

Santa brings stocking and a couple of gifts. Usually books, bath bombs, so.etimes a lego set, sometimes something " Mum would never get"

Main present comes from us, relatives gifts from them

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LiJo2015 · 04/12/2021 22:04

I live in England

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LiJo2015 · 04/12/2021 22:04

Santa always bought one gift - for my son, always jam. Daughter still a baby and she hasn't had time to have a strong preference for something yet.

I did this for 2 main reasons.

  1. An awareness of the fact my son goes to school with lots of other kids with different backgrounds. So the idea that one kid could get an iPad because that kids parents could afford it, but another family could only afford a DVD, I think is something is important to be sensitive too.

  2. I want my children to be appreciative of gifts when people, myself and their dad get them gifts. That they are thankful for this and say thank you to the person who has taken the time to choose and buy them the gift.
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Ivalueloyaltyaboveallelse · 04/12/2021 22:01

South East here Father Christmas brings everything apart from the gifts from friends and family.

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Mittenmob · 04/12/2021 21:54

South england. Father Christmas brings things that we've said they'd never be allowed because it's awful e.g. Barbie

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AegonT · 04/12/2021 21:52

I'm from the South of England. Santa fills the stockings and bring a large (requested) gift. We buy another big gift and a selection box. Other gifts are from relatives.

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IWishIWasABaller · 04/12/2021 21:52

Southern Ireland - Santa brings everything on Christmas Eve. Any presents from family members are from them and opened when given to the kids. I carry on the same thing my parents said to us and that was that parents send money to Santa and then he uses the money to make their presents.

Almost everyone I know says that all presents come from Santa. My children would have no idea if their friends get more or less than them as we wouldn't see what they got and I don't have friends that put up pics of the presents online either so I've no idea what their kids get

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Anoisagusaris · 04/12/2021 21:52

Ireland. Santa (or Santy) brings presents from their letter to him (usually a big present and some smaller ones) plus a stocking filled with small inexpensive (usually) items, sweets/chocolate and an orange. In our house, Santa doesn’t wrap presents, they are arranged in bundles around the tree.

Presents from grandparents and aunts and uncles are given whenever they see the kids, and will be kept under the tree until Christmas Day if it’s before it. They are opened later in the day.

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Avie29 · 04/12/2021 21:49

South west england, santa brings the stockings, everything else is mum/dad/relatives xx

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ElfontheShelfisLookingatYou · 04/12/2021 21:47

Op all my huge family (30 cousins living all over, huge age gaps wealth disparity etc) friends growing up, family fiends all did..

Everything under the tree and stocking from Father Christmas!
I've never heard of this delivery stuff or just the stocking before?

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Nc123 · 04/12/2021 21:42

English Midlands. FC here is a glorified postman - he brings the presents which we buy.

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Mummyme87 · 04/12/2021 21:32

From Newcastle, Santa brought everything except what came from aunts/uncles/grandparents. I live in London now, and 50/50

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