6 Santa In Switzerland Has A Sinister Companion Called Schmutzli
In Switzerland Santa is known as Samichlaus in the German speaking parts of the country. Samichlaus is based on Saint Nicholas, in a similar fashion that Santa is, but instead of wearing Santas costume, he wears a bishops gown. This costume would be a more traditional representation of the traditional Saint Nicholas, who was a real Catholic Bishop. He is a part of celebrations of St Nicholas Day.