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Is Santa Claus part of Christianity?
In a way, yes. The 'Father Christmas' figure in a flying sleigh is not - as this depiction of Santa Claus is fictional and resulted from the mixture of Norse mythology and the Christmas story. However, Santa Claus, as any child knows, really exists - or at least existed a long time ago and his spirit still lives on. 'Santa' actually means 'Saint' (where we get 'sanctify and Santa Maria from) and Claus (pronounced Klowss) is the shortened form of the name Nicholas. So Santa Claus is Saint Nicholas. Nicholas was born in Turkey, was a devout Christian and became Bishop of Myra (hence his red robes as 'Father Christmas'). He inherited a large fortune from his parents which he gave, in secret, to the poor. Legend has it that he once left three bags of gold in secret for a father who had three daughters but who would be forced to sell them into slavery as he was too poor to marry them off. He did this by dropping the bags down the chimney where they ended up in the fireplace in shoes (or socks?) drying there. This is where we get our custom of 'hanging up the stockings' from on Christmas Eve. As a result of his good life Nicholas was made a saint and became the patron saint of poor people and of pawnbrokers - hence the pawnbroker sign of three golden balls (representing the three bags of gold). Many miracles were attributed to Nicholas including stilling a storm at sea, and bringing back to life three boys murdered by a cruel innkeeper. As a result Nicholas was made patron saint of sailors and children. So at Christmas, when we give and receive presents as a reminder of the gifts given to the Christ Child by the Wise Men, let's not forget that St Nicholas's spirit of freely giving - in secret - lives on in the traditional Santa Claus.
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Santa Claus is the name popularly given to the man who children believe delivers toys on Christmas Eve. The Santa Clause is the name of a series of movies starri…ng Tim Allen. The word "clause" means part of a legal contract, and is in the films' titles as a play on words because Allen's character finds himself required to take over for the "real" Santa Claus. The movies were so popular that a lot of people now mistakenly believe that "Santa Clause" refers to the man himself, a bit like Kurt Cobain's album title "Nevermind" caused people to believe the expression is a single word instead of two ("Oh, never mind!").
Santa lives at the North Pole.
No it wasn't really him That was a "fat suit". The belly that shakes like bowl full of jelly is a prosthetic device made of silicone.
I am 10 years old, and today I just found out that all the magical creatures our parents tell us are real and we believe, are not. Yesterday I had doubts about the tooth f…airy after my friend told me her mom said it was fake and that she was the tooth fairy. I Pulled a tooth and didn't tell my mom for proof. When I woke up it was still there and I had no money. I asked my mom about it today, and I guess she thought it was time and that I was ready. She told me the tooth fairy was fake. I was sad about it, but then something hit me. What about Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny, even my elves on the shelf! I went back and asked her about them, and she told me, they were fake too. I was absolutely devastated. I was NOT ready to find out that SANTA was FAKE.. But she told me, It's not about if they're real or not, it's about whether you believe, and the magic you feel.
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There is a Santa Claus in order to spread hope and joy and the ideals of kindness and generosity.
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It was a long, long time ago. Many hundreds of years. Best marriage ever. :)
We have Santa Claus in order to spread hope and joy and the ideals of kindness and generosity.
santa is a person who comes in your house and gives chirstans things but if you are bad he gives you cole....I LOVE HIM!
"Santa Claus" The movies "Santa Clause" were a play on the word "clause", which is to do with the details of a contract (as seen in the movies). Either way, Santa Claus is… a corruption of Santa Nicolaus, i.e. Saint Nicholas.
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Tim Allen played Santa in the "Santa Clause" movie series.