Santa Claus is called "San Nioclás" or "Daidi na Nollag" in Ireland. The first name means "Saint Nicholas," and the latter translates literally as "Daddy Christmas" or "Father Christmas" in traditional Irish. More »

Santa's eight regular reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Rudolph also worked for Santa during a particularly foggy Christmas Eve. Donner and Blitzen were originally called Dund... More »

Santa Claus is a figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins. Among several Western practices, he is believed to bring gifts to the homes of good children on the eve of Christmas (December 24). Other common n... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

The holiday character of Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas, a Christian saint who was born in Turkey in 280 A.D. and believed to have died in 343 A.D. Dutch immigrants introduced his legacy to the United States in the... More »

Santa Claus, as he is known in popular culture, is believed to live at the North Pole. The North Pole is the northern-most point on Earth. The North Pole is at latitude 90 degrees North and longitude 0 degrees West. More »

Santa Claus, as a folklore legend, is not considered an elf, though it is often told that he employs elves in his workshop. He is almost always portrayed as a heavy-set Caucasian human with a full white or gray beard. More »

Santa Claus can be reached at 1-800-726-8222 in the week before Christmas, as of 2014. The call is toll-free in the United States and Canada, but certain cell phone plans may charge for minutes used, states goodnewsnetwo... More »