Pere Noel. Father Christmas. I think I prefer this earlier image of "Santa Claus" to the cola guzzling, jolly old elf depicted in American advertising later. This is another one of my favorite European blown glass ornaments, probably bought from Halls with my discount. He is the only Father Christmas I have and I am amazed that he has survived all of these years.
Sorry for the blur-- do not adjust your eyes. I am sacrificing focus for better lighting and I don't have a tripod!