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A Visit from St. Nicholas


'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 pulled...

Altogether Christmas Traditions: The History of Santa's Reindeer


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 Christmas.

Before reindeer what pulled St. nickola's wagon - Answers.com


donkeys ... Before reindeer what pulled Saint Nicolas wagon? caribou. 4 people found this ... What pulled wagons in the Oregon trail? oxen,horses,and cattle.

Who Is Santa Claus? - Whats in the Bible


Dec 6, 2015 ... Long before the legend of Santa Claus took hold in the United States, ... Irving's St. Nick “flew over trees in a horse-pulled wagon and slid down ... Reindeer appear for the first time, there are eight of them, and they are named.

Santa Claus, New Yorker -- Best Practices for Employers Supporting ...


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  ...

Understanding How Santa Got His Reindeer | Wisconsin Public Radio


Dec 21, 2015 ... In the above image, Santa Claus drives a sleigh pulled by two turkeys. ... The real St. Nicholas of Myra, a 4th-century bishop, and the ... St. Nicholas … riding over the tops of the trees, in that self-same wagon ... Night Before Christmas," not only upped the number of reindeer to eight but gave them names.

The happy history of Santa Claus - Illinois Times


Dec 17, 2015 ... The original St. Nicholas was a third-century bishop from a small town in ... wagon became a flying sleigh pulled by reindeer, and St. Nicholas arrived ... poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (also known as “'Twas the Night Before ...

The Christmas Conspiracy (or How New Yorkers Created Santa ...


Dec 21, 2015 ... The original St. Nicholas was a fourth century Greek bishop in Myra, Asia Minor, ... on the evening of December 5 — the night before St. Nicholas's feast day. ... nicknamed Sancte Claus, who parked his wagon on rooftops and slid ... Of course, as everyone knows, eight tiny reindeer pulled Santa in a sleigh ...

Surprising Christmas History From the Date to Origins of St. Nicholas ...


Dec 23, 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.

A Brief History of Saint Nicholas - Dan Geddes - The Satirist


Dec 19, 2014 ... Saint Nicholas still retains his traditional bishop's appearance in ... In a dream sequence he drives a flying wagon. In the landmark poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas" (1822) (“'Twas the Night Before Christmas” is the famous ... Rides a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer (Dasher, Dancer, etc., and later Rudolp...

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History of Santa Claus


In the story of three daughters, St. Nicholas anonymously gives three bags of gold to ... in their chimneys and St. Nicholas replaced them with presents before the morning. ... The wagon became a “miniature sleigh” with “eight tiny reindeer. ... And for it to be pulled by reindeer gave St. Nicholas an exotic link with the far North ...

St. Nicholas to Santa: The Surprising Origins of Mr. Claus


Dec 20, 2013 ... 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 ... Santa's thin wagon was pulled by a single reindeer—but both driver and ...

The Pagan's Path ~ Witchcraft & Shamanism - Who Is Santa Claus


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 ...