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Merry Christmas Santa Claus-Netherlands by Mailbox Happiness-Angee at Postcrossing, via Flickr

Chinese Santa: Dun Che Lao Ren Santa Claus in China is called Dun Che Lao Ren which means "Christmas Old Man”. The Christian children of China hang muslin stockings hoping that Christmas Old Man will fill them with gifts and treats. The Chinese Christmas trees are called ‘Trees of Light’.

Christmas is becoming an increasingly important holiday in China. The Chinese even have their own Santa Claus, Dun Che Lao Ren (Christmas Old Man) who brings gifts. Many Chinese decorate their homes with bright lights and paper lanterns.

African American Santa Claus. A one of a kind by Santa People on Etsy

Mary Engelbreit illustration

St Nicolas Magazine cover 1916. Thomas Nast illustrator

Jolly Santa Claus - 1949 Ideals Publishing/George Hinke Illustrator - The book whose author was known only as “Sparkie . Features the finely crafted oil paintings of George Hinke. Hinke was born in Berlin, Germany in 1883 and schooled in a classic style of painting. In addition to Santa Claus, Mr. Hinke’s subjects included American small-town life, American flags, and religious scenes--all in his classic, nostalgic style.

Odin, who was worshipped at the old Norse winter festival of Yuletide, and is also connected with the Finnish Joulupukki and the Swedish Jultomten.

Santa Claus by *GENZOMAN Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is a legendary figure who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. The legend was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas.


*VINTAGE ST. NICHOLAS ~ 1901 by ronijj, via Flickr

St Nicholas - Decorative magnets made from vintage images.

Stunning 1910 Santa Claus with Lantern Postcard

1910 Santa Claus Holding Toys Postcard - Neat!