All About Santa’s Suit

In an earlier post, we talked about Santa being typically garbed in a white fur-trimmed red jacket and pants with matching hat, black boots and broad-buckled belt. We said that this prototype Santa suit, which became world famous through the Coke commercials featuring artist Haddon Sundblum’s lifelike paintings, was first originally seen in the drawings [...]

By |2017-11-09T04:46:59+00:00December 11th, 2013|Coca-Cola, Norse God Odin, Saint Nicholas, Santa, Santa's Suit|0 Comments

Lets Play Secret Santa

Liven up your school, office, neighborhood or even family Christmas party with a traditional “Secret Santa” game. If you are hosting, begin by getting the participants to agree on the price range, typically $10 - $20. Be considerate to those on a tight budget and do not encourage anything too expensive. Next, ask the group [...]

Why Hang the Christmas Stocking?

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there," reads the passage from that timeless “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” poem that people my age used to recite out loud in school come Christmas time. So indeed, hanging stockings over the chimney has long been an [...]

By |2014-11-25T15:08:59+00:00November 26th, 2013|Christmas Stockings, Odin, Saint Nicholas, Santa, Sinterklaas|0 Comments

Santa’s Reindeer

At his home somewhere at the North Pole, Santa Clause has a stable where he keeps his team of flying reindeer which he uses to pull his sleigh through the air whenever he delivers gifts to all the nice little boys and little girls on Christmas eve. Literature professor Clement C. Moore's 1823 poem “A [...]

Christmas Elves – Santa’s Little Helpers

Elves have long been a part of American Christmas folklore. They are often depicted as tiny magical beings with pointy ears and long noses. They are also typically shown garbed in green or red and wearing pointy hats and pointy shoes. They live with Santa Claus and act as his helpers at the North Pole. [...]

By |2013-10-31T01:01:46+00:00November 3rd, 2013|Santa's Elves|0 Comments

Is there really a Santa Clause?

There will come a time in every parent's life when he or she will be faced with that question. When it's your time, how will you answer your child? Of course, it's best to find out first what prompted your child to ask and also what he or she believes the answer to be. Knowing [...]

By |2013-10-09T15:46:43+00:00October 9th, 2013|Real or Not, Santa|0 Comments

Santa Claus, Soon Coming to Town!

Christmas is already just around the corner! The little ones are starting to be more well-behaved than normal. They have kept to heart these familiar lyrics which they have heard over and over being sung at their favorite TV shows and just about everywhere: You better watch out You better not cry You better not [...]

By |2013-10-04T16:50:42+00:00October 4th, 2013|Books, Gift of a Servant, Gift of a Servant, Santa|0 Comments