from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The personification of the spirit of Christmas, usually represented as a jolly fat old man with a white beard and a red suit, who brings gifts to good children on Christmas Eve.
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- proper n. A mythological figure who traditionally is believed to bring presents to people (especially children) at Christmas time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
The name Santa Claus can be traced back to the Dutch even more Jake, the red suit and presents derive from the Norse myths.
As you know, traders are very superstitious people and they put a lot of stock in what they call the Santa Claus rally effect.
This is what I call the Santa Claus method of dealing with particularly troublesome concepts in a sitcom.
First, most Christian parents introduce their children to the idea of Santa Claus, which is reinforced through cartoons, movies, and storybooks.
"And all because of this person they call Santa Claus!" exclaimed the
And, since that strength has been most pronounced in countries that celebrate Christmas, this strength can genuinely go by the name Santa Claus
Colonial Manhattan Islanders introduced the name Santa Claus, a corruption of the Dutch name St. Nicholas, who lived in fourth-century Asia Minor.
Once they arrive in America, she describes the fear that consumes her as she worries about being turned away and her curiosity as she embraces new experiences like eating bananas and calling Saint Mikolaj by the name Santa Claus, all while wondering when and how they will find her father again.
Ken Barlow's career as a Santa Claus is short-lived this week when he is fired on his first day in the job.
Based on what is known about Saint Nicholas of Myra (whom we know as Santa Claus), I suspect that he would have been concerned very little about naughtiness or niceness and far more occupied with giving gifts and meeting the needs of others.
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