Don't call him Santa-Clause !!

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OldManWinter

Toronto, Canada

#1 Dec 2, 2012
Let's not call Old-Man-Winter by the new more Christianized name of Santa-Clause.

Just call him by his previous pagan name of OLD MAN WINTER.

Why do you think he has white hair and fluffy white beard ?
It's to symbolize snow.

He wears a heavy winter coat and brings gifts to take you out of your winters gloom.

It has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with the Winter-Seasons-Greatings.
Job

Santa Clara, CA

#2 Dec 2, 2012
The term Santa Clause is a 'combination/modification' of different names from different countries.

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#3 Dec 2, 2012

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#4 Dec 2, 2012
I call Santa by his proper name, Satan.
Santa = Satan
Just another attempt by the Devil to take away the glory from our Lord and Saviour Jesus.

I already received the greatest gift I could ever get, salvation through the shed blood of the Lamb aka Jesus Christ. My Messiah Jesus was born of a virgin, He lived a perfect sinless life, He laid down His life for our sins, He resurrected from the grave and showed Himself to over 500 eye witnesses, He is now at the right hand of God the Father, He will return.

Christ Jesus is the greatest Christmas gift anyone could ever receive.

Glory to God, IT IS FINISHED!

John 3:16- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 14:6- Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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#5 Dec 2, 2012
I always though Santa claus was a derivative of Saint Nicholas.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/news/2004...
OldManWinter

Toronto, Canada

#7 Dec 3, 2012
Santa-Clause (Old Man Winter) is an ancient version of the modern "Frosty the Snow Man
MrsMurphy

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 3, 2012
he true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.

Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned. The prisons were so full of bishops, priests, and deacons, there was no room for the real criminals—murderers, thieves and robbers. After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave. This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day, December 6th (December 19 on the Julian Calendar).

Through the centuries many stories and legends have been told of St. Nicholas' life and deeds. These accounts help us understand his extraordinary character and why he is so beloved and revered as protector and helper of those in need.stnicholascenter.org
MrsMurphy

Chicago, IL

#10 Dec 3, 2012
One story tells of a poor man with three daughters. In those days a young woman's father had to offer prospective husbands something of value—a dowry. The larger the dowry, the better the chance that a young woman would find a good husband. Without a dowry, a woman was unlikely to marry. This poor man's daughters, without dowries, were therefore destined to be sold into slavery. Mysteriously, on three different occasions, a bag of gold appeared in their home-providing the needed dowries. The bags of gold, tossed through an open window, are said to have landed in stockings or shoes left before the fire to dry. This led to the custom of children hanging stockings or putting out shoes, eagerly awaiting gifts from Saint Nicholas. Sometimes the story is told with gold balls instead of bags of gold. That is why three gold balls, sometimes represented as oranges, are one of the symbols for St. Nicholas. And so St. Nicholas is a gift-giver.

One of the oldest stories showing St. Nicholas as a protector of children takes place long after his death. The townspeople of Myra were celebrating the good saint on the eve of his feast day when a band of Arab pirates from Crete came into the district. They stole treasures from the Church of Saint Nicholas to take away as booty. As they were leaving town, they snatched a young boy, Basilios, to make into a slave. The emir, or ruler, selected Basilios to be his personal cupbearer, as not knowing the language, Basilios would not understand what the king said to those around him. So, for the next year Basilios waited on the king, bringing his wine in a beautiful golden cup. For Basilios' parents, devastated at the loss of their only child, the year passed slowly, filled with grief. As the next St. Nicholas' feast day approached, Basilios' mother would not join in the festivity, as it was now a day of tragedy. However, she was persuaded to have a simple observance at home—with quiet prayers for Basilios' safekeeping. Meanwhile, as Basilios was fulfilling his tasks serving the emir, he was suddenly whisked up and away. St. Nicholas appeared to the terrified boy, blessed him, and set him down at his home back in Myra. Imagine the joy and wonderment when Basilios amazingly appeared before his parents, still holding the king's golden cup. This is the first story told of St. Nicholas protecting children—which became his primary role in the West.
MrsMurphy

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 3, 2012
Through the centuries St. Nicholas has continued to be venerated by Catholics and Orthodox and honored by Protestants. By his example of generosity to those in need, especially children, St. Nicholas continues to be a model for the compassionate life.

Celebrating St. Nicholas
Artist: Elisabeth Jvanovsky
Celebrating St. Nicholas
Artist: Elisabeth Jvanovsky
Widely celebrated in Europe, St. Nicholas' feast day, December 6th, kept alive the stories of his goodness and generosity. In Germany and Poland, boys dressed as bishops begged alms for the poor—and sometimes for themselves! In the Netherlands and Belgium, St. Nicholas arrived on a steamship from Spain to ride a white horse on his gift-giving rounds. December 6th is still the main day for gift giving and merrymaking in much of Europe. For example, in the Netherlands St. Nicholas is celebrated on the 5th, the eve of the day, by sharing candies (thrown in the door), chocolate initial letters, small gifts, and riddles. Dutch children leave carrots and hay in their shoes for the saint's horse, hoping St. Nicholas will exchange them for small gifts. Simple gift-giving in early Advent helps preserve a Christmas Day focus on the Christ Child.stnicholascenter.org

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#12 Dec 3, 2012
The Santa character goes by many names in different countries:

http://www.myuniversalfacts.com/2006/11/names...
bhu

United States

#13 Dec 29, 2012
Not a nice one, doesn't make sence for the question!!!!!!!!!!

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#14 Dec 29, 2012
OldManWinter wrote:
Let's not call Old-Man-Winter by the new more Christianized name of Santa-Clause.
Just call him by his previous pagan name of OLD MAN WINTER.
Why do you think he has white hair and fluffy white beard ?
It's to symbolize snow.
He wears a heavy winter coat and brings gifts to take you out of your winters gloom.
It has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with the Winter-Seasons-Greatings.
The name is Santa Paws, get it right!

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