The Legend Of Santa Claus

1098 WordsOct 10, 20165 Pages
The legend of Santa Claus known as Kris Kringle, also known as Old Saint Nick, can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. At a young age he lost his parents inheriting a large amount of money. He had a reputation for helping the poor and giving secret gifts to people in need. Eventually a tradition developed that he would supposedly visit homes on Christmas Eve and children would place treats around the house to welcome him. As time went by, more and more was added to the Santa Claus legend. American artist, Norman Rockwell had painted many pictures of Saint Nick wearing red and white. Years after the paintings more had been added to the stories bringing about the Kris Kringle with elves and reindeer parents tell their children of today. Many have tried to make sense of it and there is no scientific evidence to validate such stories. Simply proposed, Parents should not lie about Santa Claus being real. Children are told that Santa is a real man who lives in the North Pole. Parents who lie to their children about Santa Claus being real degrade parental trustworthiness. At young ages children are natural scientist; they ask questions, form hypothesis, and conduct experiments. When they ask their parents if Santa is real or fake, most parents lie thinking it will protect their children from the truth and pain associated with that truth. Children then begin to investigate by asking others. This is where children get different stories about Santa Claus.

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