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Last updated at 11:13 GMT, Thursday, 24 December 2009

Santa Claus

2 men dressed as Santa Claus

Santa Claus is an iconic figure we see a lot of at this time of year. This week Kate and Rebecca share their memories of the jolly bearded figure and hear from someone who is employed by a department store to dress up and pretend to be the festive character himself.

This week's question:

Where does Santa Claus live?

a) The North Pole
b) Iceland
c) Norway

Listen out for the answer in the programme!

Listen to the programme:

Santa Claus

Vocabulary

reindeer

a type of animal with large horns which pulls Santa's sleigh

sack

a large bag

personifies

when something is a perfect example of something else

outdoorsman

someone who spends a lot of time out of doors

bleached

when the colour is removed from something usually using chemicals

persona

the particular type of character that a person seems to have

sleigh

the vehicle which Santa uses to travel across the skies

rustic

simple or typical of the countryside

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