'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house. Not a creature was
stirring, not even .... Looking out the window, he sees Santa Claus (St. Nicholas)
in an air-borne sleigh pulle...
The character of Santa Claus is largely based on St. Nicholas of Myra and ...
travels the world on Christmas Eve delivering gifts in a sleigh pulled by flying
reindeer. ... to St. Nicholas as "— riding over the tops of the trees, in that self-
same wagon ... A Visit From St. Nicholas, commonly known as The Night Before
Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, St. Nick—no matter which name you call him by,
everyone ... Nicholas defied these edicts and spent years in prison before
Constantine ... Santa's thin wagon was pulled by a single reindeer—but both
driver and team ...
This story gives rise to comparisons of Santa and his 8 reindeer flying ...
Transporting these life saving items in a wagon or sled pulled by eight deer. ... A
Visit From Saint Nicholas more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas
by writer ...
St. Nicholas parked his horse-drawn wagon on the rooftops and slid down ... A
Visit From St. Nicholas, written in 1822 opens, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
" He described Santa's sleight being pulled by eight reindeer and gave them their
The load was so big that the wagon wheels had sunk deep into the mud. Horses
pulled and men pushed, trying to get the wagon out. St. Nicholas said, "Let's ...
Dec 19, 2011 ... And for it to be pulled by reindeer gave St. Nick an exotic link with the ... of St.
Nicholas in his poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with, ...
Pull the thread of its name, and you'll likely find the term 'reindeer' to mean '
horned .... She could not travel to Thule by foot, wagon, horse or ship. ... Clarke
Moore who wrote the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, a.k.a. The Night Before
Dec 25, 2011 ... And Christmas originated as a pagan festival long before that, right? .... who rides
a wagon pulled through the air by horses on St. Nicholas's day. ... The Night
Before Christmas," he moves to Christmas Day and gets reindeer.
Santa originated as an amalgam of St. Nicholas and various other pagan beliefs,
which is .... the cult of St. Nicholas was, before the Reformation, the most
intensive of any ..... good St. Nicholas came riding over the tops of the trees, in
that self-same wagon ... who dressed all in fur and drove a sleigh pulled by one