Santa Claus: Myth or Legend?

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year with joy and happiness and gift giving all thanks to the big guy in red. Sure there’s other significance to Christmas that people cherish but what kid in the world doesn’t perk up when they hear the name “Santa”? For the first few years of a child’s life, to believe that a jolly red stanger comes in and leaves you gifts gives children the excitement and belief of magic and goodness. Just the story alone tells kids that if they be kind to others, kindness will come to them.

But how did all of this come about? There are many creation stories from many cultures and a few of them have come together to splice into the Santa that is known today in the US.

Christmas as a whole is seen as a very Christian holiday where we celebrate the birth of Jesus…

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