Thomas Nast immortalized Santa Claus with an illustration for the 3 January 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly. Santa was dressed in an American flag, and had a puppet with the name "Jeff" written on it, reflecting its Civil War context. The story that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole may also have been a Nast creation .
There are several legends about St. Nicholas, although we don't know if any of them are true! St Nicholas Image from the St. Nicholas Center www. stnicholascenter.org. The most famous story about St. Nicholas tells how the custom of ...
Dec 25, 2014 ... Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong. Historians say Kris Kringle was created to keep adults, not children, off the naughty list.
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' ...
Nov 29, 2017 ... 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 icon. Or do they?
Dec 22, 2017 ... Here's what we know about the true history of St. Nicholas, and how the story of the saint led to the modern-day vision of Santa Claus.
The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest origins to the shopping mall favorite of today, and discover how two New ...
Dec 22, 2012 ... We're all aware that Santa Claus is based on the very real St. Nicholas of Myra, correct? He was a 5-foot-tall Greek guy with a broken nose, he lived in modern- day Turkey around A.D. 200 to 300 and he was renowned for his generosity, his kindness to children, and generally behaving like the reigning ...
Do you know the Real Santa Claus? With his feast day just around the corner, celebrate St. Nicholas and be inspired by his life story.