The True Story of Santa Claus
Howstuffworks.com
Dec 25, 2020

On the festive occasion of Christmas, learn about the magical story about Santa Claus. Watch our video and have a lovely christmas day!

Santa Claus who lives in the North Pole, is said to bring gifts on Christmas Eve to well-behaved children or coal for naughty children. However, Santa Claus was not always a jolly old fellow. He did not always have long white whiskers, and he did not always wear a big red suit. Long before he lived in the North Pole, and long before his yearly Christmas visits brought joy to all the children of the world, Santa Claus was a child himself. He was once just an ordinary baby boy named Nicholas. The baby boy was just like any other. Even at a young age, Nicholas was a kind and generous boy. He often helped the people in his village. He shared his meals with those who had nothing to eat, he was always the first to lend a helping hand, and he brought joy to young and old alike. At a very young age, Nicholas joined the church. Nicholas gave special attention to the children of his village. Nicholas became well-known throughout the land as a kind and wise young man. He was soon named a bishop of the church.Nicholas wore a long red robe with a red hat, and he traveled on horseback. At every village, happy children would spot his bright robe from a distance and gather in the road to greet him.

In one village, Bishop Nicholas heard the sorrowful tale of a poor old man and his three young daughters. It seemed the man could no longer feed his daughters, and he feared he would have to send them away from him. Nicholas knew he could help this family. That night, while the whole village slept, Nicholas crept up to the hut where the three sisters lived. He climbed up to the rooftop to find the chimney. There Nicholas dropped three bags of gold, one by one, down through the chimney stack. Earlier that day, the three sisters had hung their newly washed stockings by the fireplace to dry. Each small bag of gold that Nicholas dropped fell into one of the stockings below. The next morning, the girls were overjoyed to find gold coins in their stockings. "Father!" they called, running to wake him. "We have received a magical gift!"

As the story of these three sisters spread from village to village, other people began to hang their stockings by the fire, hoping to find a secret gift when they awoke the next morning. Bishop Nicholas enjoyed surprising people. He began to deliver his secret gifts of hope and joy only at night, while his friends were asleep. For all of his good deeds, Bishop Nicholas was named a saint. St. Nicholas has many names around the world. In some places he is called."Sint Nikolaus" or "Sinterklass." Many people know him today as Santa Claus. That’s how Santa Claus became popular around the world. Now in modern days, people dress up as Santa Claus and give gifts to make children happy. Stories of Santa are told to children.