Santa Claus

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  • Santa Claus Biography

    Santa Claus: The Man of Many Stories Santa Claus has been a hero to kids in many countries and civilizations for centuries. Many children have had the wonderful fantasies of meeting or being Santa Claus and have thought of Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year. Santa is always thought of by his giving gifts and eating cookies, but sometimes people forget that Santa is based off a catholic saint, Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas was elected to act as Bishop of Myra, now present day Turkey, at a very young age. He was very kind and would sneak out at night to give gifts to the needy. After his death he was known as the patron saint of school boys and adored by all, young and old for his charitable acts and overall kindness to everyone…

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  • The Similarities Between Kris Kringle And Santa Claus

    The name Kris Kringle and Santa Claus are often interchanged during the Christmas season. Are they the same, is Kris Kringle the real Santa? Let’s take a trip back in time to answer not only this question but others like, how the reindeer fly? Why does Santa wear a red suit, and why does it look as we see it today? And, how can Santa carry a bag of hundreds of toys over his shoulder? Why does he live at the North Pole where it is always cold and dark for almost half the year, and how do they…

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  • Personal Narrative: Switching Places With Santa Claus On Christmas

    If I were to switch places with somebody for a day, I’d switch places with Santa Claus on Christmas day. Why, you ask? The answer is simple. To ruin Christmas for all the little girls and boys. As Santa Claus, I would fill their presents with their past pet animal’s rotting corpses. They would smell the stench of rotting flesh, unable to figure what it’s coming from, but when it’s time to open presents they’ll let out a blood curdling scream. Oh, how I’ll laugh my jolly Santa Claus laugh, my…

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  • Santa Claus: A Christmas Analysis

    My little surprise was a four-year old at the nursery school Wednesday morning chapel service asking me if I believe in Santa. This possibly came in response to my complimenting their holiday decorations in how the Christmas Spirit is there soon as I walked in the room. I paused; remembering my daughter asking the same question and the answer was the same, yes there is a Santa Claus. Dangerous as this was, I shared the story I created for my daughter in which Santa Claus is a party planner…

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  • Santa Claus: Legendary Theoretic Figures

    The idea of Santa Claus actually originated hundreds of years ago with St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas was known for being the one who was always willing to help people who are in need, by actually giving them gifts. Santa Claus is also known as Father Christmas or Old Man Christmas. TOOTH FAIRY All thanks to the tooth fairy, children are not afraid of losing their teeth despite of the blood on them. Instead, they get excited because they would get a visit from the Tooth Fairy. The legend says…

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  • To Every Thing There Is A Season Analysis

    As the time of Christmas approaches, the narrator is “troubled [him]self about the nature of Santa Claus and [he tries] to hang on to him any way that [he] can…For without him, as without the man’s ship, it seems [their] fragile lives would be so much more desperate” (301). As the quote proves, MacLeod establishes the turmoil and conflict as the narrator is hesitant about whether he should perceive Santa Claus as his only hope. The narrator seems idealistic as he believes Santa is what makes…

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  • Cultural Differences In Holiday Traditions

    Some of the lines say “So hang your stockings and say your prayers,” and “So let 's give thanks to the Lord above 'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.” This shows a combination of the two, secular and Christian elements, which would not seem to belong together. “He 's got a bag that 's filled with toys for boys and girls again”, this is obviously part of today’s legend, but it is also a part of the history of Saint Nicolas because it is reminiscent of the Dutch Children putting their shoes…

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  • Gender Socialization In Children

    and Simpson divided the children’s’ requests into 27 categories of toys, such as dolls, books, accessories, cars, animals, musical, etc. Some categories leaned heavily female, such as domestic toys, female and baby dolls, dollhouses, clothing, accessories, and others. Heavily male categories included vehicles, military toys, male dolls, including action figures, machines, and others. There were some categories that did not lean in either direction: games, animals, books, educational toys, and…

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  • Analysis Of God In The Doorway By Annie Dillard

    Dillard conveys a shift in her perception of God by associating fearful childhood experiences with her current interpersonal relationship with God. Santa Claus appears at Dillard’s doorway on Christmas Eve and as a young girl Dillard reacts in fear of a powerful, omniscient god-like figure and runs away. (M.S. 1) Dillard later realizes Miss White, her elderly neighbor, dressed-up as Santa Claus intending to shape a loving relationship with Dillard. Miss White attempts to form a bond with Dillard…

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  • Jack Skellington: The King Of Halloween Town

    In this movie, Jack Skellington is recognized as the ‘King of Halloween’ in Halloween Town. They celebrate Halloween every year, but Jack has grown tired of the same ceremony every year and decides to switch things up after visiting the world of Christmas. He decides this year he’d like to become Santa Claus and perform Christmas himself. After kidnapping the real Santa Claus, Jack gets all of Halloween Town to work together to make toys and prepare for Jack to go off on Christmas and deliver…

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