Santa Claus: In the seventeenth century the name of the Santa Claus inspired its name from the Dutch name of Sinter Klaas as its American version, by the settlers of New York. In the American press the name appeared as St. A Claus as early as 1773. About the Dutch version of Saint Nicholas to the Americans the first detailed information was given by the popular author Washington Irving. The arrival of the Saint was described on the horseback on each evening of St. Nicholas, Published in 1809, in the history of New York by Irving under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. In a poem more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas (A Visit from Saint Nicholas) written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1823 a fully Americanized form of the name of the Saint Nick (The Dutch American Saint) was achieved. Moore detailed more as winks, the names of the reindeer, Santa Claus’s laughs and nods.
Origin: From 1860 to 1880 Santa Claus was further elaborated for the Christmas issues of Harper’s magazine illustrated by Thomas Nast, as the American image depicted as rotund Santa. Santa is having a workshop of toys for the kids and a list of bad & good children of the world at the North Pole. For the Coca Cola advertisements the illustrations were introduced in 1931 and red Santa Suits were made the icon. And in 1939 with the shiny and red nose the ninth reindeer, Rudolph was introduced in 1939. Santa’s toy shop workers were elves. We have to go very deep in the history for looking for the roots of the Santa Claus. He is a cluster of many different mythical creatures and legends as we know him in the modern times. He is Bishop Nicholas of Smyrna as per the Christian-era which is now in Turkey. He was a very rich living in 4th century A.D. He loves towards the children and even by throwing toys through the windows of the poor children he gave joy to every child in the world. He was raised as the miracle worker even by the Orthodox Church and built a church in Russia in his honor. St. Nicholsa helped children and poor and became the patron saint of the children and poor. December 6th is the name day of St. Nicholas. In northern Germany & the Protestants, St. Nicholas is called as der Weinachtsmann,
Father Christmas: In England he is known as the Father Christmas; in US with immigrate Dutch’s he is referred as Santa Claus. In his white beard, pompom topped cap and red jacket in his sleigh Santa Claus would sally forth on the night before Christmas with his eight reindeer to distribute toys and gifts to the children of the world putting down the chimneys in the stockings of the children. From where the Santa come from and where he goes. It is said that he is living at the North Pole where he is having his workshop of toys and gifts. The whole world’s Santa Claus was created by the Northern Hemisphere thus came together as the timeless, ageless, deathless red suited and white bearded man who distribute toys and gifts to the children of the world on the eve of the Christmas and returns to Korvatunturi always in Finnish Lapland. At Napapiiri there is Santa Claus offices where he comes daily to listen to the children, what they want on the eve of Christmas and he talks to the children arrive from all over the world. There is a Santa Claus Post Office, where the letters from all the 4 corners of the world comes and replied.Share