Anyone ever heard of the Christmas Witch? In Italy their version of "Santa Claus" isn't a round plump and jolly fellow the drives a sleigh, but rather a woman named Befana who, according to legend, was approached in her home by the Three Wisemen who asked for directions. She didn't know, but was invited to join them to find the Christ Child. But Befana was too busy with her house work. Later on however, she changed her mind and tried to catch up but to no avail...so to this day she brings presents to good children...and like Santa Claus brings coal to the naughty ones.
It's always so fascinating to find what other cultures think of. From what I remember, she even rides on a broom.
Look out Rudolph, Santa might just replace you with the cute, magical, Christmas Kittens!