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Belsnickle
Belsnickle is not Santa Claus. The Pennsylvania Dutch, who were not Dutch at all, but ”Deutsche”, or German, are credited with bringing many of their country’s Christmas customs with them to America. This helped to shape the New World Christmas traditions. As early as the 1820’s, Father Christmas shows up […]

Belsnickle or Pelz-nickle is not Santa Claus


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Modern Santa Claus is known to be an amalgam of influences, not the least of which is the Germanic god Odin. It is important to realize that there were many other holiday figures, both male and female, that did not find their way over to our modern American Christmas celebrations. German […]

Mōdraniht – Mothers Night


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Just to weigh in on this craziness floating around the internet. I think Santa is a nice fantasy for kids. Just like the easter bunny and the tooth fairy. Should a child ask the direct question is Santa Claus real? The answer should be that he is a fantasy character […]

Nikolaos Thaumaturge




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It’s that time of year again.  The gloriously hedonistic annual jaunt through that labyrinth filled with religious land mines called XMAS.  As I get older I have noticed that I loath xmas more and more each year. I find that as soon as the turkey is all gobbled up, my mind […]

Gloriously Hedonistic Annual Jaunt


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Today someone enlightened me about a super amazing xmas reindeer fact!  (thanks Danny)  It seems we have called a few of Old Santa’s reindeer by at least three different names over time.  I found this so interesting I had to write a blog about it! Henry Livingston, Jr. (October 13, 1748 – February […]

The Reindeer Called Dunder!



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Santa Claus has long been a cult idol of mine.  I think we can all really agree that the image of Santa Claus, perhaps even his entire existence, has been a long lurid story that ultimately simplifies down to mass manipulation. Let me get one thing perfectly clear before I go on. I […]

You Don’t Know Santa



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1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can, quickly. It’s rare. You cannot find it […]

Holiday Eating Tips



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I hate to be the one to defy sacred myth, but I believe he’s actually a SHE. I THINK SANTA CLAUS IS A WOMAN! Think about it. Christmas is a big, organized, warm, fuzzy, nurturing social deal, and I have a tough time believing a guy could possibly pull it […]

I THINK SANTA CLAUS IS A WOMAN