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Kris Kringle

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Kris Kringle is a Christmas gift-bringer in Germany. The name is derived from the earlier Christkindl introduced by Martin Luther. Both are distinct in origin and tradition from Santa Claus and Father Christmas. While Kris Kringle was popular up to the mid twentieth century, now only Roman Catholics in Nuremberg use this figure, now represented as a female angel.

Related uses

  • Kris Kringle was the "real name" ot the title character in the film Miracle on 34th Street, a man who claims to be Santa Claus
  • Kris Kringle is a name used in Australia and Britain for what Americans call Secret Santa

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