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The History of Santa Claus

Santa Claus, also referred to as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Kris Kringle, has existed as a fictional character of Christmas for some centuries now. The History of Santa Claus goes back even to 16th to 17th century England and America, Where the Protestants and Puritans condemned Santa Claus as displaying Pagan or Roman Catholic traditions. Since then Santa Claus has found his way into the hearts of young and old in celebrating the Christmas tradition. Many rituals have developed in the History of Santa Claus. The general belief of the masses is that Santa Claus, a resident of the cold and snowy North Pole, prepares for Christmas all year long with the help of many little elves in his toy factory. On the eve of Christmas he boards a sleigh, holding a bag of toys for all the good little boys and girls, which is pulled by eight tiny reindeers. Some even believe there to be a ninth reindeer, but that would lead to the legend of Rudolph.

The History of Santa Claus then states that he proceeds to travel the lengths of the world in one night, delivering the toys by slipping down ones chimney and leaving them under the Christmas tree. This has presented much query among children in that Santa Claus is rumored to be overweight, so how does he squeeze down that chimney? To add gas to that questions fire, each good little boy and girl leaves cookies and milk to appease Mr. Claus. Of course the answer to all questions doubtful of Santa Claus' existence, is that he is magical and mysterious. That reason has kept mothers and fathers all over the world creating his image and presenting it to their Children, often times to be used as a tool to keep children on their best behavior all year long. For one does not desire to be a name on Mr. Claus' naughty list, the long history of Santa Claus and his lump of coal make this apparent.