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The Origins of Santa Claus - Paganism/Wicca - About.com
Santa Claus may be a Christmas mainstay, but his origins are a blend of early Christian figures and Norse deities.
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Should Parents Perpetuate the Santa Claus Myth?
Although Santa Claus was originally based upon the Christian figure of Saint Nicholas, a patron saint of children, today Santa Claus is wholly secular. Some ...
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Saint Nicholas - St. Nicholas - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
There is a story that he provided bags of gold as dowries for three daughters of a poor man to keep them ... Also Known As: St. Nick, Santa Claus, Kris Kringle ...
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What's so Christian about Santa Claus? - Agnosticism/Atheism
Santa Claus is not, however, a religious figure or symbol. ... and Holy Days in Religion · Christmas Holiday Season: Origins, Atheists, Church/State Separation  ...
http://atheism.about.com/od/christmasholidayseason/p/SecularSanta.htm
Sinterklaas - St. Nicholas Eve - St. Nicholas Day - Dutch Santa Claus
The Story of Sinterklaas ... This real life Santa Claus was born to wealthy parents in the third century in Patara (the area was Greek at the time, but is now part of ...
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Christmas Songs - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas - Santa Claus - Carols ...
'Jolly Old Saint Nicholas' is about Santa Claus, the character who was inspired ... The Pagan Origins of Santa Claus · Who Was Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus)?
http://angels.about.com/od/MiraclesPopularSongs/p/Jolly-Old-Saint-Nicholas-Christmas-Song.htm
History of Christmas Traditions in the 19th Century
Our modern conception of Christmas celebrations really began in the 1800s, when Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and other traditions took hold.
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Santa Claus in Poland - The Polish Santa - Eastern Europe Travel
Santa Claus in Poland - Learn about the Polish Santa and how he distributes gifts on Christmas Eve and St. Nicholas Day.
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The Many Names of Santa Claus - Christian Teens
The jolly elf most Christian teens know as Santa Claus goes by many other names ... Another story is that he saved three sisters from being sold into slavery.
http://christianteens.about.com/od/christianholidays/p/WhoIsSanta.htm
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus - Marriage - About.com
Getting to the truth about the marriage relationship of Santa and Mrs. Claus is difficult because there ... What is Your Favorite Story About Santa and Mrs. Claus ?
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