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What's "das Christkind"?

I am curious to know what is exactly das Christkind, and what are exactly the differences between Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and the US or England

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For learning: German
Base language: English
Category: Culture

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    There is no short explanation besides that it is a traditional christmas gift-bringer therfore the links. It's also another word for a christmas gift in south Germany and Austria.

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christkind
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weihnachtsgeschenk
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christkind

     

    It's Father Christmas in England, lol :)

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