24 December 2020 10:34
Santa sets off from his Lapland home shortly to embark on his busiest day of the year- Christmas Eve. As we all know Father Christmas is not making this epic journey by himself. With him every step of the way will be Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. At the front of the pack is, of course, Rudolph, who guides his pals across the night's sky with his big light-up nose. There is still time to pick up a mince pie and sherry for Father Christmas. It turns out that typical treats for the big man differ depending on where in the world you are.
In Australia, one of Santa's first stops, it is traditional to leave a frosty beer next to the stockings. Many in Ireland offer a similar menu, albeit with Guinness instead of lager. In France Père Noël receives a biscuit and in the Netherland Sinterklaas' is ignored in favour of his horses/reindeer, who receive a clog full of carrots. To follow Father Christmas, stayed tuned into our live blog.