Victorian Father Christmas
Add a unique touch of Victorian Flair to your Christmas tea.

Have a real  bearded green suited Father Christmas come
and wish all a Merry Christmas.  Father Christmas can join
your party and tell a Christmas story or have photographs
with your group.
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One of the faces of Santa Claus comes from the Victorian Era and
States.  This version of Santa Claus is often referred to as a
Father Christmas and is also considered a spirit of Christmas.  In
Charles Dicken’s novel “A Christmas Carol”, the ghost is
described as “`I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the
Spirit. `Look upon me.'

Scrooge reverently did so. It was clothed in one simple green
robe, or mantle, bordered with white fur. This garment hung so
loosely on the figure, that its capacious breast was bare, as if
disdaining to be warded or concealed by any artifice. Its feet,
observable beneath the ample folds of the garment, were also
bare; and on its head it wore no other covering than a holly
wreath, set here and there with shining icicles. Its dark brown curls
were long and free; free as its genial face, its sparkling eye, its
open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanour, and its
joyful air. Girded round its middle was an antique scabbard; but no
sword was in it, and the ancient sheath was eaten up with rust.”

Santa Dave has a persona that embraces this Father Christmas
and the Victorian image of St. Nicholas.  This includes a long
green coat, a walking stick, and a simple fur headband.  Besides a
hearty “Come and Know Me Better Man”, the Victorian Santa is
more likely to discuss plum pudding and roast goose than the
giving of presents.  Presents were delivered by this Father
Christmas, but in several European cultures they were placed in
shoes by the doorstep.
Victorian Father Christmas