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Irish people, what do you call Santa Claus -- Santa or Santy?

Help settle the debate.

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WE’RE JUST SIX days away from Christmas and you know what that means – only a few more sleeps before Santa Claus arrives!

Of course, he’s not known as Santa Claus to everyone — there is a sizable contingent of Irish people who refer to him as Santy.

(We’re just really good mates with him, you see.)

But for every person who calls him Santy, there’s another person who can’t hack the nickname.

A quick straw poll in TheJournal.ie offices revealed a bit of a split between those who called him Santa versus those who knew him as Santy.

So, reader, settle the debate:

What do you call Santa Claus?

Poll Results:

SANTY! (2304)
Santa Claus, duh. (1379)

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Amy O'Connor

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