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Feel the magic of Christmas, know about Santa

How many times have you thought as a child that tonight the Santa Claus will come and give gifts to you? Such is the craze of Santa Claus and the gifts, Christmas trees associated with the festival of Christmas. A festival that is equally loved and cherished by adults and kids. People also bring a Christmas tree to their homes and decorate it with colorful balls, ribbons, and red socks. Everywhere, people display a theme of glittering red and white colors to set up the Christmas mood.

We all know about Christmas, but who is Santa? is he really a fictional character? Well, according to some folk tales, he might be a fictional character. But in history, we might find some legendary characters portraying Santa Claus. In history, Santa is also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Saint Nick or Santa. Santa Claus is known as a figure bringing gifts for well-behaved children and coal or nothing for naughty children. There are many mentions of Santa Claus in Dutch, English and German literature and history articles. Santa Claus is mentioned by the name of Sinterklaas, Santeclaus and St. Nicholas et cetera.

In 1821, the book A New-year's present, to the little ones from five to twelve was published in New York. It contained Old Santeclaus with much delight, an anonymous poem describing Santeclaus on a reindeer sleigh, bringing rewards to children. A poem “A Visit by St. Nicholas” or famous today by the name of “The night before Christmas” was published in the Troy, New York, Sentinel on 23 December, 1823. In this poem, St. Nick is described as being "chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf" with "a little round belly", that "shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly", in spite of which the "miniature sleigh" and "tiny reindeer".

By Thomas Nast - Edited version of Image:1881 0101 tnast santa 200.jpg

At the end, we still won’t find out if Santa is real or not. For us adults he might be just a fictional character or some folk lore character but for children, he still is a source of happiness and a sense of hope, comfort. They wait all year for the Christmas eve where they are rewarded for their behavior and the good deeds, they’ve done all year.

And from us,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

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