History of the Christmas Tree and Saint Nicholas FREE Unit Studies with printables. Just browsing through it looks pretty faith-neutral without ignoring either the pagan or christian history, which is hard to find.
Christmas Activities: The Legend of St. Nicholas Christmas Activity Packet
Legend of St. Nicholas Christmas Activity Packet: Details the life, works, and legends of St. Nicholas (AKA Santa Claus), Archbishop of Myra, of the 3rd century A.D. Packet includes both color and b/w versions of all pages. Contents include: * 6 Christmas Reading Comprehension Selections * 6 Christmas Reading Comprehension Quizzes * 3 Christmas Writing Activities * 1 Fireplace & Stocking Craft * 5 Coloring Sheets * Answer Keys #Christmas #Saint #Nicholas #Teacherspayteachers #Language…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas The historical Saint Nicholas is commemorated and revered among Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. In addition, some Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches have been named in honor of Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe.
The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.D. 350.