Definition of Father Christmas

1. Noun. The legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas.

Definition of Father Christmas

1. Noun. Santa Claus ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Father Christmas

Fast of Av
Fat Man
Fat Tuesday
Fata Morgana
Fata Morganas
Fatah Revolutionary Council
Fatah Tanzim
Father's Day
Father Brown
Father Christmas (current term)
Father Frost
Father Sky
Father Time
Father of Heaven
Father of Heaven and Earth
Father of Lies
Father of the Church
Father of the Submarine

Literary usage of Father Christmas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"In comes I, old Father Christmas — Welcome or welcome not — I hope old Father ... A.] And comfort lead Old Father Christmas, and all his men this way. ..."

2. The Story of Santa Klaus: Told for Children of All Ages from Six to Sixty by William Shepard Walsh (1909)
"They hail as the patron of the season a vague allegorical being, usually called Father Christmas, though he has, sometimes, been known also as Old Christmas ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"Father Christmas AND THE CHILD. A Seasonable Colloquy, after a Celebrated Model. ... Father Christmas." the young child remarked, Your health seems ..."

4. Christmas Entertainments: Containing Fancy Drills, Acrostics, Motion Songs by Alice Maude Kellogg (1918)
"The close of the year Brings Old Father Christmas with his good cheer. ... Old Father Christmas every one welcomes ; I bring peace and happiness to all ..."

5. The Folk-lore Record by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1880)
"Father Christmas. Cans't thou rise my dead wife from the ground ? DOCTOR. ... [Father Christmas goes to her feet, and then to her head to bleed her feet. ..."

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