The Legend of Santa Claus - Curiosity #19




The Santa Claus we know and love today was based on the real-life catholic Saint Nicholas. But some of his most famous miracles get left out of the story of Christmas. You're about to find out why. From pickled zombie babies to Civil War propaganda, we're diving deep into the history of Santa Claus. Stick around after that for some holiday-themed murders from the Saturday Morning Serial Vault.



SOURCES:

https://www.coca-colacompany.com/au/news/definitive-history-of-santa-claus


https://www.sttammanylibrary.org/blogs/post/the-legend-of-santa-claus-part-1-the-origin-and-history-of-a-christmas-legend/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/civil-war-cartoonist-created-modern-image-santa-claus-union-propaganda-180971074/

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