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St. Nicholas story If you have a child who thinks you lied to them and gets upset when they find out santa isn't real tell them about the Real St. Nick that santa's based on.

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

The origin and evolution of Santa Claus [Infographic]

What Santa is based on St Nicholas?! You don't say. Catholic children receive gifts from the magi, not wise men. There is a difference.

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DEC 6- Saint Nicholas Patron Saint of Children, Brides, Grooms, and Travelers Christian Saint "Nick" lived in Greece, after Christ's birth. He became a priest, and later Bishop of early Catholic Church. Hanging stockings orig w/St. Nicholas. Legend goes he'd toss bags of gold coins into open windows of poor homes. When a bag fell into the stocking of a child, well...soon began the tradition of hanging stockings by the chimney "in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."

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from Life With Lorelai

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day - December 6th

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day - December 6th …

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.Another really pretty Santa Clause.

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Saint Nicholas - the real Santa Claus was from Turkey!

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The Christian Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Sinterklaas. He was a 4th century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor

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