Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

(BERLIN-AFP) – A German museum has applied for UNESCO heritage status for the country’s traditional Father Christmas, saying he is under threat from the cheery version of Santa Claus popularised globally by Coca-Cola. The German Christmas Museum’s director Felicitas Hoeptner argues today’s Santa Claus is based on a German gift-giver who meted out both treats […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·