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It s almost time for Santa to make his annual trip around the globe but depending on where you live, your image of Santa may vary dramatically from others. In Austria, Santa brings presents to all the good boys and girls with a companion named Krampus, a mythical horned beast, who chases the naughty children and beats them with branches. The tradition in Netherlands is even more controversial. Sinterklaas, as he s known there, has a sidekick named, Black Pete. Pete is typically depicted as a Caucasian person in black make-up and a curly, black wig. Some say Pete is innocently covered in soot from going down chimneys and delivering toys. But others protest the depiction, finding it offensive and feel it mocks the country s painful history with slavery. Despite the protests, through, the tradition has remained. Geography plays a role in other traditions. In Brazil, where it s summer during Christmas, Santa typically wears red silk clothing to stay cool. And kids in Finland think Santa lives in the town of Rovaniemi, Finland no need for the North Pole since Finland has land in the Arctic Circle. But in Italy, Santa isn t even the one who delivers the presents. La Befana, a witch on a broomstick, handles that task. The legend, which is intertwined with Christian history, is that the Three Wise Men asked La Befana to accompany them to Jesus s manger. She declined, but soon regretted the decision and has been searching for Jesus ever since. In the process, she brings presents to the good kids, and coal for the bad kids. But at least coal in the stocking is better than being chased around by an angry Krampus.