Tag Archives: Santa


Nisse of Norway (Norwegian Santa)

Main Content: I: informant, R: roommate M: me I: So it’s a Christmas tradition, like, so we have Santa but it’s not that kind of Santa, it’s like a little gnome R:*laughs* Gnome? I: No yeah it’s like, not very tall, its like a little dwarf situation going on, but you leave out like porridge for… Continue Reading »

German Santa

I interviewed Audrey when I met her in Everybody’s Kitchen, a USC dining hall. Audrey spent some of her childhood in Germany, so she wanted to share some of the German folklore she knew. This includes the legend of the German Santa. The following is lifted from the interview:   Audrey: “So I learned this… Continue Reading »

Krampus the Evil Elf

L is a 53-year-old homemaker living in Winnetka, IL. L grew up mainly in the northern suburbs of Illinois, but she also lived in Germany and England for a while when she was younger. L speaks English primarily but she is learning French. L attended both the University of Southern California and the University of… Continue Reading »