In France he's known as Pere Noel, in Holland he's Sinter Klaas and in the US, of course, he's known as Santa Claus. But in cultures with rich ancient histories and their own gods of gift giving, the concept of Old Saint Nick, doesn't always fly.

In France he’s known as Pere Noel, in Holland he’s Sinter Klaas and in the US, of course, he’s known as Santa Claus. But in cultures with rich ancient histories and their own gods of gift giving, the concept of Old Saint Nick, doesn’t always fly.

A recent poll conducted in a popular Chinese QQ blog asked young Chinese netizens which ancient mythical “god” best represents Santa Claus. The result? An overwhelming majority chose “The God of Wealth” or ?? as the best choice.

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