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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved ("good" or "nice") children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).

www.history.com/topics/christmas/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 ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131219-santa...

Any kid can tell you where Santa Claus is from—the North Pole. But his historical journey is even longer and more fantastic than his annual, one-night circumnavigation of the globe. The ...

lnstar.com/mall/main-areas/xmas-santa-origin2.htm

Santa Claus: Where Did That Guy in the Red Suit Come From? The origin of Santa Claus depends on which country's story you choose to adopt. Santa Claus comes from the Dutch words "Sinter Klaas", which is what they call their favorite saint, St. Nicholas. He is said to have died on December 6, A.D. 342.

www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/how-did-santa-begin

When did Santa Claus begin? We all know that only God is eternal. So how did this wonderful Christmas character who is so giving begin? We didn't make him up. Saint Nicholas, whose name was changed over the years to Santa Claus, was a real person, a bishop in the church in the fourth century.

www.quora.com/Christmas-Where-did-Santa-Claus-come-from

About 2500 years ago people of Europe worshiped other Gods including one called Attin Wooden or Odin Woden. A member of the Norse God family along with Thor (a bloke with a magic hammer & controls lightening) & others of the like. Attin Wooden was...

www.whychristmas.com/customs/fatherchristmas.shtml

St. Nicholas, Santa Claus & Father Christmas . The Man Behind the Story of Father Christmas/Santa Claus; How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus; Santa Claus and Coca-Cola; The Man Behind the Story of Father Christmas/Santa Claus. St. Nicholas was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century in a place called Myra in Asia Minor (now called Turkey). He ...

www.answers.com/Q/How_did_Santa_Claus_originate

The origin of the Santa Claus is that he is actually St. Nick, a figure with legendary, mythical and folklore origin, who, on the night before Christmas, brought gifts to children.

www.unmuseum.org/santa.htm

The 19th century Santa was often shown wearing outfits of different colors: purple, green and blue in addition to red. This slowly faded out so that by the beginning of the 20th century the standard image of Santa Claus was a man in a red suit trimmed with white.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus

Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennese home in 1896. In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon", who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in several regions incl...