from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Santa Claus.
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- proper noun Alternative spelling of
Kris Kringle. Santa Claus.
- proper noun A
Christmasdecoration made from an orangetied around the middle with a red ribbonand a candleinserted.
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- noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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A German friend tells me that the form Kriss Kringle, which is that given in the Standard Dictionary, and the form Kriskingl, which is that most commonly used in the United States, are both quite unknown in Germany.
Santa's alias, "Kriss Kringle," means Christ child in German, and referred to a medieval legend that the infant Jesus distributed presents.
"It's Santa Claus - old Kriss Kringle, and see how you like it!" laughs an exultant voice, and in an instant the bar had been slipped and the lamp rekindled, and Kagi was standing grinning all over his face in the doorway, with the rain pouring off his shawl.
O'BRIEN: I look like the character of young Kriss Kringle in "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
Coal lobbyists, Kriss Kringle muses, are a powerful bunch.
Days ago, is a moment of deep despair Kriss Kringle turned to the television.
The new "Miracle" -- directed by Les Mayfield, and produced and co-written by John Hughes -- stars renowned director Richard Attenborough as Kriss Kringle, the departmentstore Santa who insists he's the real thing.
Kriss Kringle is optimistic as he contemplates the recent energy appointments.
However, Kriss Kringle contends, this suggested commitment to transformation could be challenged and Santa Claus offers his arguments.
If you've got some snapshots like this, we'd like for to you share them with us, or a terrified tot or some other Kriss Kringle craziness.