Santa Claus

The most traditional and beautiful tradition of them all, in Italy, is that of Gesù Bambino

Of Robins, Ornaments and Special Gift Bearers: popular Christmas Legends in Italy

This time of the year is my personal favorite: I am a child of the snow and the mountains, invigorated by the dry, crispy chill of winter, rather...
Da San Nicola a Santa Claus tra miti, miracoli e pubblicità

Da San Nicola a Santa Claus tra miti, miracoli e pubblicità

In principio era Nicola (o Nicolò), nato a Pàtara, in Turchia, non lontano da Mira intorno al 280 dopo Cristo. Negli stessi anni, nelle freddi notti...

Do You Believe in Santa Claus? Part two of a magic story

In the first half of this two-part discussion, we left off with the question, “How did St. Nicholas become Santa Claus?” I must answer by first...

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