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. This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the north pole and becomes santa claus but when santa's eager-to-please elf patch leaves the north pole for the big streets of new york city, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon's plans to take over christmas. Santa claus is a traditional, secular figure of christmas good cheer who is the best known (at least in modern times) mascot of christmas, developed in the united states as an amalgam of the story of st nicholas and various other seasonal folk heroes, with many aspects provided by the classic.
Overview 1950's christmas morning images of santa christmas around world 1950's woolworth's 5&10 there is a santa life-sized vignette portrays christmas 100 years ago and tells the true story of a little girl whose belief in santa claus was restored by the response of a newspaper editor to her innovent question is there a santa claus. In 1822 clement clarke moore wrote a visit from st nicholas, also known as the night before christmas, for his six children, with no intention of adding to the fledgling santa claus phenomenon it was published anonymously the next year, and to this day the plump, jolly santa described therein rides a sleigh driven by eight familiar reindeer. Santa claus and christmas jokes for kids by kidsplayandcreate get ready to laugh kids, check out the santa claus and other christmas jokes below q: what goes oh, oh, oh a: santa claus walking backwards q: how do you know santa claus is good at karate a: he has a black belt. The name santa claus evolved from nick’s dutch nickname, sinter klaas, a shortened form of sint nikolaas (dutch for saint nicholas) in 1804, john pintard, a member of the new york historical society, distributed woodcuts of st nicholas at the society’s annual meeting. Later, dutch settlers in the usa took the old stories of st nicholas with them and kris kringle and st nicholas became 'sinterklaas' or as we now say 'santa claus' many countries, especially ones in europe, celebrate st nicholas' day on 6th december.
The story of santa claus, an animated, musical holiday special featuring the voices of edward asner, betty white, and tim curry, revolves around a gentle toymaker whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on christmas it's a christmas cartoon that has found a spot in abc family's rotation.
Santa claus: the story of christmas the miraculous journey from saint nicholas to santa claus christmas is the antithesis of halloween just as the forces of evil look forward to halloween so do the forces of good look forward to christmas. Stores began to advertise christmas shopping in 1820, and by the 1840s, newspapers were creating separate sections for holiday advertisements, which often featured images of the newly-popular santa claus in 1841, thousands of children visited a philadelphia shop to see a life-size santa claus model.
A kidnapped santa claus appeared in an anthology of christmas stories in 1915 the baum bugle reprinted it at christmas 1968 the story was released in book form in 1969, with a foreword by martin williams and new illustrations by richard rosenblum. Book: the life and adventures of santa claus author: l frank baum, 1856–1919 first published: 1902 the original book is in the public domain in the united states and in most, if not all, other countries as well readers outside the united states should check their own countries’ copyright laws to be certain they can legally download this ebook. By teaching them santa claus myths, and taking them to christmas parties, with santa claus handing out gifts, you are subtly teaching your children to worship satan the devil, the great impostor the true origin of christmas.