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Babbo Natale, Italy's version of Santa Claus, is becoming more popular and gift giving on Christmas day is becoming more common. La Befana, the old woman who delivers gifts on Epiphany, January 6 is still the more popular Italian Christmas figure. Babbo Natale, or Father Christmas is gaining popularity in Italy.
e Christmas season lasts for 3 weeks in Italy. during this time children go from home to home reciting Christmas poems and singing. In Italy, children wait until January 6, Epiphany to open their presents. The children's presents are delivered by Befall, a kind ugly witch who rides on a broomstick.