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Re: Santa Claus birth and occupation
« Reply #9 on: Monday 07 January 19 14:31 GMT (UK) »
Ooo.please enlighten me,who and from where is he?
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Re: Santa Claus birth and occupation
« Reply #10 on: Monday 07 January 19 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou,had no idea it was from the pen of Terry Pratchett.
Thought it sounded Scandinavian,another name for F.C or St. N.
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Re: Santa Claus birth and occupation
« Reply #11 on: Monday 07 January 19 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Not sure how light hearted this is but was  Santa Claus St Nicholas?

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Re: Santa Claus birth and occupation
« Reply #12 on: Monday 07 January 19 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Yes, the original Santa Claus/Father Christmas was based on St. Nicholas
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Re: Santa Claus birth and occupation
« Reply #13 on: Monday 07 January 19 18:19 GMT (UK) »
The original story is fromGreece or Turkey where St Nicholas gave gifts to some girls for their dowry,around Christmas time.
He was also concerned about children’s welfare.

I would have to look it up for exact details.
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