I think that Germans might view Santa as a burgler. As I rode around my little town yesterday I noticed several large plastic Santa's scaling up the sides of buildings. I then realized that all of the Santa's that I had seen recently were either climbing up the sides of buildings or pulling themselves into windows. This seems a little creepy to me. Upon further inspection I noticed that the large burlap sacks that they were carrying were completely empty. This struck me as I am use to seeing Santa carrying a bag full of toys. There can only be two explainations for this. Either they are bringing burlap sacks for the little boys and girls or they are preparing to leave with more than what they came with.
As time goes by I am learning more and more about this culture.