15 December 2012

Who is REALLY Santa Claus?

As the song goes on ♪ "You better watch out...You better not cry... You better not pout...I'm telling you why".♫ You should really not cry.... Santa Claus Is Coming to Town is one of the famous Christmas Songs I've ever heard. In fact, it became an instant hit that it made more than 400,000 copies sold by Christmas.

Every December (maybe on late November) I already heard that song on every neighborhood's corner. Santa Claus is Coming to Town was FIRST SUNG on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. It was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie. But who is really Santa Claus?
Back with my younger days, i reminisced and remembered that i used to put a sock hung on Guava tree morning in the Christmas eve thinking i could get a some gifts from Santa Claus on midnight. Oh yes, i was surprised to see that it actually had candies on my sock...

♪ He's making a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out
Who's naughty or nice ♪


But as i grow up and develop some kind of thinking, i realized it was my parents who put candies on my sock and Santa Claus with Flying reindeer was a folklore tale. It MUST be a FUNNY and STUPID experience back then...^_^

and .. ♪ Santa Claus Is Coming to Town  ♫


Who is Santa Claus?
Known generally figured as a joyous, white bearded fat old man - wearing red triangle coat with white collar and cuffed, black belt and boots, red trousers with white cuff.

According to tradition( sometime in 1820s), In the North Pole, Santa Claus lives with Magical Elves and a Nine Flying reindeer. Together they make a toys in the workshop. He then makes a list of children worldwide who are nice or naughty. If he/she is Good, Santa will delivers the presents(toys and candies) during midnight while the naughty ones sometimes Santa will give a piece of coal.

This tale has been inspired through Children books and films. (Year 2012 Movie: Rise of the Guardians)

Santa Claus A.K.A Saint Nicholas (St. Nicholas), Father Christmas or Santa (Born at Parara, city of Lycia in Asia Minor and died on December 6, 345 or 352). He was primary inspired and derived from a Christian Dutch Figure of Sinterklaas and he was a GIFT GIVER. Saint Nicholas of Myra(now Demre in Lycia, province of Byztantine Anatolia -now in Turkey) was a 4th century Greek Christian Bishop who was famous for his generosity of giving gifts to the poor.

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