There Really is a Santa Claus by William J. Federer


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In - There Really Is a Santa Claus: The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions by William J. Federer, you can read the story of Saint Nicholas/Sinter Klaas/Santa Claus also known as, Nicholas.

 

In - There Really Is a Santa Claus: The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions by William J. Federer you can read the story of Saint Nicholas/Sinter Klaas/Santa Claus also known as, Nicholas, 3rd Century Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (present day Turkey) and how over time stories of his holy, generous life were embelished into legend.

There Really Is a Santa Claus: The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions by William J. Federer contains additions by writers such as

  • Washington Irving, minister Clement Moore
  • Civil War illustrator Thomas Nast
  • Coca-Cola artist Haddom Sundblom

Explore fascinating origins of:

  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • Christmas Tree
  • Christmas Carols
  • Kris Kringle
  • The Creche' scene
  • Poinsettias
  • Hanukkah

Relive events on Christmas throughout history, from Columbus to Valley Forge and the Great Depression to the Korean War. Travel back in time by reading the Christmas Messages of U.S. Presidents, such as Harry S Truman, just after WWII, when he spoke at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in1946 with these words: "If we as a nation, and the other nations of the world, will accept it, the star of faith will guide us into the place of peace as it did the shepherds on that day of Christ's birth long ago."

There Really Is a Santa Claus; The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions by William J. Federer is a great addition to anyone’s Christmas library.


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