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Christ Child fight-back against Santa for Austrian Christmas

A row is going on in Austria over who brings presents to children at Christmas.

Traditionally the bringer of gifts in the Alpine republic is the Christ Child - but in recent years he has been facing competition from Father Christmas.

But now the province of Lower Austria is sponsoring a campaign to encourage children to believe in the Christ Child - instead of Santa.

Bethany Bell reports from Wiener Neustadt.

  • 19 Dec 2015
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