Merry Christmas and other Happy Holidays
Today begins twelve days of Christmas posts.
One a day. Or maybe two some days.
We start with a piece by guest Marc Schuster on the history of Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or whatever you call him.
Speculation on the Origins of Santa Claus
by Marc Schuster
First, let me say that I’m no expert on any of this. All I have going for me is an internet connection and a penchant for procrastination. I also have a tendency to obsess over things that don’t really matter. Hence my seasonal interest in the origins of Santa Claus.