The physical and mythological representation of Santa Claus varies across cultures. The traditional representation of jolly Saint Nick that is so popular in Western society originated from the Dutch version, Sint Nikolaa... More »

Some examples of popular contemporary Christmas music are Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," "Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)," "Wonderful Christmastime," "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and "The Chanukah Song." ... More » Art & Literature

The legend of Santa Claus originated from the Dutch figure Sinterklaas, whose name translates roughly to Saint Nicholas. During the Christianization of Germanic Europe, the figure might have absorbed some qualities of th... More »

In American tradition and many Europeans cultures, children are told that Santa Claus separates people into two lists: the naughty list and the nice list. Those on the nice list receive lots of good gifts for Christmas; ... More »

Use the phrase “ho, ho, ho,” and speak with a deep, low pitch to sound like Santa Claus. The speaker’s message should be cheerful, optimistic and jolly. Topics of conversation include the North Pole, elves, gifts, judgme... More »

Find Santa Claus' "Nice" list at a variety of websites, such as, or Click on the prompts or answer quiz questions to view your name on the nice list. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Santa Claus is a fictional character based on multiple figures. The person most closely connected with the Santa Claus legend is Saint Nicholas, a Greek Christian bishop who helped the poor and left presents for children... More »