The Origin and Evolution of Santa Claus
Over the centuries, Santa Claus has been known by many names, and the traditions have evolved. This year, to celebrate Christmas, we dug a little deeper to find out the history behind the man, the myth, the legend.
Santa’s Christmas Journey
Everyone celebrates Christmas in different ways across the world, here are a few unique traditions that various countries have developed over the years. The weather around the world will vary wildly on Christmas Eve so Santa better make sure he packs his snow boots and summer shorts.
What is Santa’s Carbon Footprint?
Santa may be jolly, but he is certainly not green. Over his 122 million-mile trip around the world, Santa will release 69.7 million metric tons of carbon emission. We take a look at where these emissions are coming from and what can be done to make this Christmas joyful for children and the environment.
If Santa Had a Credit Score
If Santa had a credit score it’d be 775. Every year, he makes a list and checks it twice. He notes who’s naughty or nice. Indeed, Santa Claus is coming to town. But while you know what his job is, have you ever wondered what his finances look like? Based on what we know of him, we suspect his credit score probably looks something like this.
A Look at Santa Clauses from Around the World
For centuries, the idea of Santa Clause has lived in the hearts of billions. His history can be traced back to the 4th century, when the Greek Christian bishop Nicholas became famous for giving gifts to the poor. Since then, he has become an increasingly popular figure with other countries sharing similar legends. Here’s a look at some of their stories.