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Santa Claus

A legendary figure who brings gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Dec 13, 2009
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Santa has never been real but how I wished he's! Even if just for a year! May be this very year? :-)
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Quick Tip by . December 19, 2011
He brings presents to the kids and scares the crap out of them at the mall. What's not to love about a dude who can strike fear into the hearts of children AND get them all excited about toys at the same time?
review by . December 12, 2009
posted in WHAT CAN I SAY?
Santa Claus is All About Our Children...
   Santa Claus…the jolly, fat fellow that has become the most recognizable figure of Christmas. HO-HO-HO!! Hearing this just sparks a smile among the populace; young and old alike. Yes, the origins of Santa Claus originates from the first time St. Nicholas gave away gifts to unfortunate children. Santa has become the symbol of generosity and great cheer. He is known as Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Father Frost (in Russia) and even the “claus” or just …
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Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply "Santa", is a legendary figure who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24 or on his Feast Day, December 6 (Saint Nicholas Day). The legend may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed by Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil's feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in Greece.

While Saint Nicholas was originally portrayed wearing bishop's robes, today Santa Claus is generally depicted as a plump, jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots. This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, and films. In the United Kingdom and Europe, his depiction is often identical to the American Santa, but he is commonly called Father Christmas.

One legend associated with Santa says that he lives in the far north, in a land of perpetual snow. The American version of Santa Claus says that he lives at his house on the North Pole, while Father Christmas is often ...
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