'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
Dec 20, 2013 ... Santa's thin wagon was pulled by a single reindeer—but both driver ... Visit From
St. Nicholas," also known as "The Night Before Christmas," for ...
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 ...
Dec 6, 2015 ... Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santa! ... Long before the
legend of Santa Claus took hold in the United ... Irving's St. Nick “flew over trees
in a horse-pulled wagon and slid down chimneys to deliver gifts ... Reindeer
appear for the first time, there are eight of them, and they are named ...
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
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.
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, ...
Saint Nicholas - Precursor of Santa Claus and gift giving ... presents the night
before Christmas (or in some countries on December 6th - St. Nicholas' ... North
Pole, and arrives through the sky on a sledge (snow-cart) pulled by reindeer. .....
about Nicholas' "riding over the tops of the trees, in that selfsame waggon
Nov 30, 2014 ... Did reindeer always pull Santa's sleigh? ... St. Nicholas was a monk who lived
over 1,700 years ago in the region that ... What pulled this flying wagon? ... The
poem “Twas the night Before Christmas” followed closely in 1823.