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Belsnickel - (pronoucned: Belsh-nickel)
Belsnickel

Dwight as belsnickel.

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Belsnickel is a crotchety, fur-clad gift bringing figure in the folklore of the region of southwestern Germany. The figure is also preserved in Pennyslvanian Dutch communities. 

In The Office, Belsnickel is portrayed by Dwight Schrute during the Season 9 christmas special. When it is observed that he is like a "dirty, worse santa," Dwight clarifies that Belsnickel is far better than santa and spreads fear rather than joy during the holidays. Belsnickel also has a companion named "Black Peter," a slave boy depicted in offensive stereotypical 1800s african american clothing. Peter is portrayed by Nate Nickerson, but is disappointed when Dwight calls him off after the backlash of the office workers reading about him on wikipedia.


Dwight gets the office workers to sit in a circle in the conference room where he then decides whether their years were impish or admirable.

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