Where are you from and what does Santa bring?
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?
Beakerandbungle · 05/12/2021 09:09
North east and Santa brought everything - including presents from wider family ( we didn’t know from wider family - no one had much money so think collectively decided to bulk the Santa gifts).
I do it slightly differently now
XiCi · 05/12/2021 09:46
I'm in NW England and dd writes a letter to Father Christmas with a list of presents she wants and these come in a sack delivered by Father Christmas and everything else comes from us. Then she has presents from grandparents, aunties, uncles etc.
For people where Santa brings everything, do the children think their parents don’t get them a present?
Yes they do. My sister told my niece everything was from Santa and every year I remember her telling us that her mum and dad don't get her anything. She seemed really sad about it especially when she could see that her cousins got nice gifts from their parents
XiCi · 05/12/2021 09:48
I can't believe people take the gifts from grandparents etc and say they are from Santa. That just seems awful to me on so many different levels.
Heartofglass12345 · 05/12/2021 12:12
When I was little I think we assumed everything was from Santa, but I remember my mum telling me that she bought things and sent them to Santa to wrap and deliver lol.
We tell our kids that their stocking is from Santa and the big presents are from us, my husband didn't want Santa getting all the glory
I don't think kids care that much who things are from to be honest lol
Flev · 05/12/2021 13:30
From the south of England here and santa just filled stockings. My husband (Midlands) had santa bringing all the presents except the ones from other family anf friends. As a child he always wondered why his parents never bought him a Christmas present, and much prefers the way my family did things so that's what we are doing with DD.
SmallProvincial · 05/12/2021 13:40
London/SE Father Christmas brings the stocking only.
But the stocking is a big deal (carefully planned, lots of little things DD will never have seen in the shops before, gifts probably totally £60-80). When I was a child we did the same, but FC did most his shopping at Neal Street East, which closed down a long time ago.
Cherryrainbow · 05/12/2021 13:58
Grew up in England but now live in Wales.
We have never put labels on the presents so if my kids thinks it's from santa/us I'm happy to go with the flow especially when they're young. I'm happy if they're happy and grateful x
chocolateoranges33 · 05/12/2021 15:21
South coast- father Christmas (not Santa) brings all the stocking presents. Everything under the tree is from us. All presents from others are from whoever gave them.
Seems much better this way as it explains why some children get more than others etc as they're from parents rather than father Christmas.
Rachellow · 05/12/2021 15:23
Originally Northern Ireland Santa brought stocking and about half the big presents. Other half were labelled from parents
Heartofglass12345 · 05/12/2021 15:31
@chocolateoranges33 sorry to tell you but Santa and Father Christmas are the same person
TinselTitsAndGlitteryBits · 05/12/2021 15:37
I'm from Essex and Father Christmas brings everything. Always has.
Presents come on Christmas Eve night once DD is in bed.
I'll keep that going for as long as I can because nothing beats the Christmas Eve excitement of him coming, and the Christmas Day morning face of amazement, innocence and awe. It's just the best thing ever.
TinselTitsAndGlitteryBits · 05/12/2021 15:45
To add, Santa does the stocking too.
I know lots of people now do just the stocking and a couple of small presents from Santa, but I've known no different than what I did as a child.
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