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A Tryst with Santa Clause - Dear Santa claus , Do you have a FaceBook Account?
Dear Santa claus , Do you have a Telephone Number ?
Santa clause is always associated to fun, fantasy and excitement. I still remember how excited we as kids were about Santa. The gifts he used to bring us on Christmas; and the disappointment and surprise when we later (much later) came to know that our Santa clause lived in our own house.
Myth is that Santa clause drives down from the North Pole on his reindeer open sledge giving away Christmas gifts to all the good boys and girls of the world, on the Christmas Eve. It is believed that he accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys in the workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh. Movies show Santa coming through the chimney of a house on Christmas Eve & putting the presents in the Christmas socks hung on the chimney walls. During Christmas season, many children are busy writing a long list of toys & gifts that they want Santa to give them. Children tend to be at their best behavior during this season, so that they are sure to get a gift from Santa clause. So they are looking for a a toll free number of santa clause in telephone directories
Santa Clause:Movie Collection
Santa Claus History: How Saint Nicholas Became Santa Claus
Let’s now look into the history of Santa came into being. Santa Claus is also known as the legendary and mythical Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply "Santa “.The most influential figure in the shaping of today's generous as loving Santa Claus was a real man; St. Nicholas of Myra (now Turkey), a fourth century bishop.
As a champion of children and the needy, he was legendary for his kindness and generosity. Story goes that, once there were three Italian maidens & their father could not afford to marry them off. When the good saint came to know of their plight, he went to their house & tossed a bag of gold coins down the chimney and miraculously each of the bags fell into the girl’s socks near the chimney where they had left it to dry. His kind hearted gift made it possible for all the three maidens to marry. So many children took St. Nicholas as their patron saint & his feast day which falls on December 6th is also celebrated. Then as the years went by,”Santa clause” was born.
Santa Claus is generally depicted as a plump, jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots. The Christmas song associated with Santa clause is the famous “Jingle bells, Jingle bells”. This song is popular equally both among adults as well as children.
Tracking the Santa clause
The culture of Santa Clause is popular mostly in the western countries like USA etc. There Santa Claus appears in the weeks before Christmas in department stores or shopping malls, or at parties. He is played by an actor, usually helped by other actors (often mall employees) dressed as elves or other creatures of folklore associated with Santa. Santa's function is either to promote the store's image by distributing small gifts to children or to provide a seasonal experience to children by listening to their wish list while having them sit on his. Sometimes a photograph of the child and Santa are taken. Having a Santa set up to take pictures with children is a ritual that dates back at least to 1918.
There has been many a movie directed & picturised around the theme on Santa clause which is famous among children. Santa clause is also mostly seen among carol singers, giving chocolates & other small goodies to children.
Santa clause has nowadays become a part & parcel of Christmas .It has become unimaginable to enjoy a Christmas without the presence of a Santa clause.