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What Kids in 11 Parts of the World Leave Out for Santa Claus Slideshow

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What Kids in 11 Parts of the World Leave Out for Santa Claus

In the United States, the Christmas season starts the moment after Thanksgiving dinner ends, with bellies full of turkey and sinks full of dishes. Storefronts light up, Christmas music begins playing on the radio, and kids begin working on their Christmas lists. Other countries might not be quite as Christmas crazy, but it is a holiday beloved by different people all over the world. One tradition that people usually think of only days before the big day is leaving treats out for Santa Claus on his tiring trek around the globe. Cookies and milk are traditional for America, but the rest of the world has many variations on offerings to keep Santa energized throughout the long night ahead of him.

In order to share the various aspects of Santa’s midnight buffet, we’ve looked at 11 areas around the world. Read on to learn more.

Additional reporting by Fabiana Santana.