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Father Christmas

noun, British
Origin of Father Christmas
1650-1660
1650-60
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  • The thought which agitated us both, was this—'Was Father Christmas bringing the tree to us?'

    The Peace Egg and Other tales Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • He looked the very impersonation of Father Christmas, minus the beard.

    Ande Trembath Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • But most of all I noted the change that had come over the face of Father Christmas.

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock
  • You shall have it, Father Christmas, and may good luck go with it.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • He might be a study for Father Christmas, or a philosopher who dealt much in abstractions and knew little of men.

  • I bring you some fine lamb's wool to keep you warm, Father Christmas.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • "Father Christmas" paid us his customary visit anyway, in his mantle of snow—fancy snow within fifteen degrees of the line!

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • But I've saved a nice pumpkin for you, Father Christmas, and here it is.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • Well, well, perhaps some day Father Christmas will give us some.

    Second Plays A. A. Milne
British Dictionary definitions for Father Christmas

Father Christmas

noun
1.
another name for Santa Claus
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