Christmas History, Saint Nicholas, and Putting Santa in His Proper Place
What is the Santa Claus thing? How did it come about? How has it changed? And, of course, should we tell our children about this?
This episode explores the progression that led to the cultural phenomenon of Santa Claus and asks how we should handle this season with our children based on its history. It's not what you think. This is a deep dive.
Ultimately, we see that the Santa Claus concept is quite new within the history of winter festivals and has a lot more depth than we usually discuss.