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Santa Claus - Wikipedia


Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, ... The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century G...

Santa Claus - Christmas - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Santa Claus, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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 knows the story of this plump, jolly, gift-bringing Christmas ...

History of Santa Claus - The North Pole


"American Origins: (As sent to me by Brian Dodd) Quote from ENCARTA 95. The American version of the Santa Claus figure received its inspiration and its name ...

The real story behind Santa Claus - CNN.com


Dec 25, 2014 ... Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong. Historians say Kriss Kringle was created to keep adults, not children, off the naughty list.

A Pictorial History of Santa Claus | The Public Domain Review


Contrary to what many believe, Santa Claus as we know him today – sleigh riding, gift-giving, rotund and white bearded with his distinctive red suit trimmed with ...

Santa Claus:Where Did That Guy in the Red Suit Come From?


The origin of Santa Claus depends on which country's story you choose to adopt. Santa Claus comes from the Dutch words "Sinter Klaas", which is what they call ...

The True History of the Modern Day Santa Claus: The Coca-Cola ...


Jan 1, 2012 ... Most people can agree on what Santa Claus looks like today - jolly, with a red suit and a white beard. But he didn't always look that way.

What Is the Origin of Santa Claus? | The Huffington Post


Dec 23, 2014 ... Answer by Bill Petro, been writing “History of the Holidays” online articles ... Santa Claus, a contraction for Saint Nicholas, was born in the 3rd ...

Santa Claus' Pagan Origins: 5 Influences Behind Father Christmas


Dec 6, 2014 ... For those unfamiliar with the origins of Santa Claus, here are five ... to God and resurrected the three boys, according to the story recounted by ...

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St. Nicholas, Santa Claus and Father Christmas - WhyChristmas.com


The most famous story about St. Nicholas tells how the custom of hanging ...

Saint Nicholas and the Origin of Santa Claus - St. Nicholas Center


Bishop St. Nicholas, early American St. Nick, & American Santa, from Santa Claus Comes to America, by Caroline Singer & Cyrus Baldridge, Alfred Knopf, 1942 ...

The History and Legend of Santa Claus


Santa Claus... Kris Kringle...Old Saint Nick... We see him on advertising posters, in parades, at departments stores...who is this guy and why does he have so ...