Most families that celebrate Christmas in the U.S. leave out cookies, milk, and carrots for Santa and his reindeer. But Santa doesn’t spend the whole 24 hours of present delivery eating just cookies and milk! Here’s what kids around the world leave out for Santa:
Australia: Santa starts his trek down under and what better way to kick off the holiday than with an ice cold beer?! There is always a beer and sometimes cookies and milk, but the beer is key!
Sweden: It’s a long flight from Australia to Sweden so kids leave out coffee for Tomte, as St. Nick is called there.
Denmark: Getting hungry again, Santa gets rice pudding in Denmark. Santa needs his carbs for energy!
The Netherlands: Kids don’t leave Santa treats. They leave his horse, Sinterklaas, treats like carrots, hay and water. The reindeer don’t fly everywhere apparently!
France: Santa gets biscuits and the reindeer get carrots. Kids leave these treats in their shoes and in the morning they are replaced with small toys!
United Kingdom: Santa gets mince pies, which are basically meat pies. They are hearty and delicious and perfect after all the sweets during the early part of his journey
Ireland: A pint of Guinness and Santa is ready for his trip over the ocean!
Chile: There's a rum filled sponge cake for Santa when he reaches South America … the perfect pick me up after a long trip from Europe. (Mother Nature Network)