24 Dec 2007 • 1,418 views
Last chance for a short snooze Santa. It's Christmas Eve, tonight will be your busiest night of the year.
I hope he wakes up in time ...
Track Santa's progress around the world here at Norad http://www.noradsanta.org/
.....~ Does Santa Claus = Saint Nicholas? ~
Perhaps they are one and the same, and I know people on the European mainland will say so, although dates for his gifts arriving vary from 5th or 6th December through to the British date of 25th December. In some places gifts arrive on 6th January to celebrate Twelfth Night, marking the arrival of Kings Caspar, Melchior and Balthazaar with their
gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh and carrying the warning of Herod's genocidal plans, precipitating the little family's flight into Egypt.
Here in UK people are suddenly claiming that the red coat was only introduced in a 1933 Coca Cola
advertisement, and previously, rather than a Bishop's red gown, Father Christmas would have worn green - if this is the case then our kindly gentleman who is able to travel faster than light is a Green Man
rather than a European Saint.
I don't know the answers, but I do know that in our house Father Christmas has always worn red, and we once found a tiny scrap of fabric caught on the fire surround.
I wonder how much of this, the untold history of Santa's Kingdom
at the North Pole, is true?.....
I hope you share your Christmas Day with those you love.