Pere Noel is the name people call the gift giver who visits good children in France. The children fill their shoes with a carrot and hay for Pere Noel’s reindeer. The reindeer food was exchanged during the night with gifts.
He is often seen traveling with Pre Fouettard. He is the one who lets Santa know if a child has been naughty or nice.
Pere Noel is busy during December. For some good children, he gifts twice; once on December 6th, St. Nicholas Eve (December 6th), and once on Christmas Eve, December 24th.