Although Santa Claus suits are commonly red, trimmed with white fur and a black belt, early depictions of his outfit were tan or green. Santa Claus in red is attributed to Thomas Nast, who portrayed Santa this way for Ha... More »

While the jolly old man traditionally seen at Christmas does not actually exist, his legend is traced back to a 3rd Century monk named St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas was born around 280 A.D. in what is now known as Turkey. More »

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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 »

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Images of a fat Santa Claus with a white beard wearing a red outfit with white fur trim are strongly associated with Christmas. Additionally, people are reminded of Christmas when they see Images of evergreen trees decor... More »

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

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Most of the year Santa Claus is at his home in the North Pole and is busy preparing the toys and gifts that he delivers to boys and girls on Christmas Eve. When he ventures out of the North Pole, he can be located using ... 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 »

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