We all know how the first Christmas actually happened, but I never understood the background story of it. Jesus was a person that as a human begins to grow into adulthood, their knowledge and understanding of Jesus changed. Paul Yancey wrote, “I first got acquainted
That said, Christmas also moved around the globe between 900 - 1000 Common Era (C.E.) and was adapted to match their winter celebrations there as well. Christmas evolved slowly and gradually, with no firm mention of it until the mid 11th century, where we actually find the first reference to it. It evolved and changed and
Santa Claus is the one thing children believe in unfailingly. I mean, the exact gifts they want for Christmas always appear under the tree overnight, and for a child the only explanation is magic. But in today’s world of over parenting, the
Santa Claus was well-known as a kind man who had a long white bread, wore big red-white clothes and carried children’s gifts with his flying reindeers as a vehicle. Christians all around the world have had Santa traditions since the 1820’s, which is lying children to believe in Santa, hang a sock on the window, behave nicely and go to bed early so that Santa can come and give them presents (Sleepypanda 2013). Until December 2016, psychologists claimed that Santa myth could destroy children’s trust to parents. "All children will eventually find out they've been consistently lied to for years, and this might make them wonder what other lies they've been told," (Boyle & McKay 2016)
St. Athanasius was born around the year AD 297 to a Christian family in the city of Alexandria. His parents were wealthy enough to afford giving him a fine secular education.
Santa, he is who I believe in. Not literally but the disillusion attached to him. He is a mythical being who little kids believe in because their parents haven’t told them not to, rather they encouraged it. Then again, why wouldn’t you want to? He brings you your biggest toy obsession of the year, works with elves, and has flying reindeer. Seems pretty magical right? So why does it all seems so silly now? When you look back , can you remember how devastated you were at the age of 7 or 8 when you found out that the man who you put out cookies and milk for, and who you wrote Dear Santa letters to wasn’t real? At the time it was the biggest catastrophe of your little life. As you get older, you realize that other aspects of the world and it’s
When people ask what I do for my job, I try to think of a word that fully explains it. I consider myself a handyman; this is because I do all kinds of diverse jobs. One day, I might be changing light bulbs, and the next I could be hauling concrete in ninety degree weather. However, my main job is to make Santa Clauses. My job can be tough, it teaches me how to work hard; I learn new skills daily. I also learn how it feels to make my own money. Every cent I earn was fought for.
According to Miller, a professor at Harvard University and an officer of American Embassy in Ankara, the relics of the Saint at Myra church were taken over by some Italian merchants, who were on a trading expedition to the Near East in 1087 A.D. (51). The Italian brought his bones from Myra to Bari, where a church of St. Nicholas was built (Miller 51). The church is still run and has become the center of the veneration of the Saint. In the time of the relocation of his relics, St. Nicholas became famous and was widely acknowledged as one of the most popular saints in the Western (Miller 51). He was honored as the chief patron saint of Russia, Greece, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and the Kingdom of Naples and Sicily. He
I am a Confident women often seen running streets and lifting weights. I have been known to crush world records even Usain Bolt can't beat. I’m the one who traveled back in time to teach mozart how to play piano. I bring more joy to the world than Santa Clause does in one night. I am the best at everything.
St. Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225 in Roccasecca, Italy. At the age of 4, Thomas was sent to the Abbey of
St. Zacharias was born on an unknown date to a Greek family. His hometown is San Severino, Italy. We know his father’s name was Polichronus, and that he became a deacon at a young age. Any other information has been lost.
But now, his clothes and image is different from it. Santa Claus created by Thomas Nast in the latter of the 1800’s was appointed as a character of a campaign advertising by the Coca-Cora Co. in 1931. Santa Claus was used on a commercial bases and appeared as a character of an advertisement of commodity in the 1870’s, in Japan.
The American name of Santa Claus, derived from the European name of Sinterklaas; is portrayed as an older, more serious historical character. Dutch tradition says that Sinterklaas lives in Spain and that on the second Saturday of November he begins his journey to the Netherlands with several assistants; each one known as Zwarte Piet (literal translation is Black Pete). Sinterklaas, with his long white beard, dressed in a red robe, wearing a Bishop’s hat and carrying a staff, leads a procession riding a white horse through the villages where the children are forewarned that Zwarte Piet kept a record of who had been naughty or nice throughout the year. On the evening of December 5, when Sinterklaas arrives in Holland to visit the
The story of Christmas is pretty well known to the American public. Base knowledge is that a baby was born in a stable followed by three wise men coming to give the baby gifts. The reason for the birth of the Christ is not always communicated in conjunction with Christmas. Genesis lays out the creation of the world, the time spent with Adam and Eve in the garden and the relationship these two had with direct communication with God. Sin enters into the Garden of Eden when Eve makes her free will choice to eat a piece of fruit from a tree that God had communicated not to eat (Gen. 3:6). This event began a series of events that led
On the official opening day of SantaLand, he worked as a Magic Window Elf, as Santa Elf, and