Ever wondered about the origins of santa claus? 🎄😂🎉

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The big white beard, the red suit. That is the santa we all recognise but santa wasnt always this way. Santa is a collection of legends/people all rolled into one to make a fantasy character thats fun for kids and marketable by the media.

Where did this santa thing even come from and why do we hold him so dear. Is he evil or is he a force for good?

Wikipedias definition :

Santa Claus, also known asย Saint Nicholas,ย Kris Kringle,ย Father Christmas, or simplyย Santa, is a legendary figure originating inย Western Christian cultureย who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved (“good” or “nice”) children onย Christmas Eveย (24 December) and the early morning hours ofย Christmas Dayย (25 December).[1]ย The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historicalย Saint Nicholasย (a fourth-century Greekย bishopย and gift-giver ofย Myra), theย Britishย figure ofย Father Christmasand theย Dutchย figure ofย Sinterklaasย (himself also based on Saint Nicholas). Some maintain Santa Claus also absorbed elements of theย Germanicย godย Wodan, who was associated with the pagan midwinter event ofย Yuleย and led theย Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky.