Babbo Natale's Story
La Befana delivered Christmas gifts in Italy for over 2000 years, until her friend “Babbo Natale” appeared. Sometimes seeming to be a body double, Babbo resembles Santa Claus, his American cousin, both have the same twinkling eyes and cherry nose, sport white beards, and wear similar clothes. They also both have devoted reindeer teams, Babbo calls his by their Italian names, “In avanti Cometa, Ballerina, Fulmine, Donnola, Freccia, Saltarello, Donato, Cupido” Babbo exclaims. While in opposite flight paths through the jet stream, Babbo, La Befana and Santa Claus all have the same gleam, and hold one another in great esteem, In tandem they work all year during daylight and moonbeams, while we tuck in for sugarplum dreams.