The One Who Says “Ho Ho Ho”…

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas or simply “Santa”, is a figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas Day.

Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man—sometimes with spectacles—wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots and who carries a bag full of gifts for children.

Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in Turkey and was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes.

During the Middle Ages, often on the evening before his name day of 6 December, children were bestowed gifts in his honour.

This date was earlier than the original day of gifts for the children, which moved in the course of the Reformation and its opposition to the veneration of saints in many countries on the 24 and 25 December.

The custom of gifting of children at Christmas has been propagated by Martin Luther as an alternative to the previous very popular gift custom on St. Nicholas, to focus the interest of the children to Christ instead of the veneration of saints.

The remains of Saint Nicholas are in Italy.

In 1087, the Italian city of Bari mounted an expedition to locate the tomb of the Saint.

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The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness.

It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life

and become more interested in people than in things.

~ Thomas S. Monson

Is Santa Claus real?

I don’t really know since I don’t live in a house with a chimney.

But there is one thing that we all cannot deny.

The generosity spread by a real man who is known as Saint Nicolas.


Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~



9 thoughts on “The One Who Says “Ho Ho Ho”…

  1. So happy to read some of your lovely posts again! It feels like a long time ago! I know.. it is! I really regret I couldn’t post anything and the reading became also less but unfortunately my life got (it still is but I’m crawling back now.. getting stronger again) a little (just being careful) upside down. Thanks for the wonderful posts (the shoes story made me laugh a lot) and I’ll be back soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

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