Christmas in South Tyrol
While elsewhere Santa Claus brings gifts to the children in South Tyrol it is the lovely Christ Child.
Prompt after the special Christmas Mass for children in the afternoon, the Christ Child brings the presents under the Christmas tree.
Gifts "per order"
To let the Christ Child know which gifts the children wish, they write him a letter with all the special gift-wishes in it. The letter is not sent by mail, the Christ Child collects the small letters himself from the terraces and ledges.
At Christmas Eve arrives finally the Christ Child. While the kids are in the Christmas Mass, the Christ Child brings the presents and lays them under the tree. After the Mass the little ones hear a bell ringing: the sign that Christ Child has arrived.
With bright eyes they storm the snuggery and get happy seeing that Christ Child brought exactly this gifts they wished!