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THE YULE MAN

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Sept 1, 2004

SANTA CLAUS - THE YULE MAN

Santa Claus hasn't even existed for 200 years, and really only since 1931. But Santa Claus is a composite of several different figures with a motley background that reaches back more than a 1.000 years. This site relates some of the true stories about Santa Claus and his predecessors.
    In Danish Santa Claus is normally called "Julemanden", the Yule Man.
If you want to read the 22 stories from Santa Claus' history (in Danish) from the start, then begin here.
    You can also listen to some of the stories about Santa Claus in radio quality Julemanden here.
    Or select:
Ole Stig Andersen "Santa Claus is from Turkey
- hohoho!"

Slide show in English
w/ Ole Stig Andersen
More here
 

Santa Claus = The saint St Nicholas

Santa Claus' church in Turkey
Nicholas Super Saint
There was More than One Nicholas
Santa Claus' Names
Nicholas' Legends
Nicholas' miracles
The Bones of the Holy Man are Brought to Bari
The Oil Miracle at the Tomb in Bari

Santa Claus = Sinterklaas,
the Dutch Yule Man

Julemanden
Sinterklaas, the Dutch Yule Man
Jan Steen's painting "Sinterklaasfest" -

Santa Claus,
the American Yule Man

Thomas Nast fashions Santa Claus
Coca Cola and Disney standardize Santa Claus
Santa Claus' reindeer
Alarming calculations
Where does Santa Claus live?
Julemanden

Santa Claus Around the World

"MERRY CHRISTMAS" in 300+ languages
Global LINKS about Christmas and Santa Claus

Nelson Mandela is awarded the Santa Claus Prize
A Black Santa
Christmas Ban?
Santa Claus on the Cross
Immigrant Christmas

Santa Claus, The Giver of Gifts

Santa Claus, Children's friend and educator

Den Store Bastian

Santa Claus' Companion

Zwarte Piet

Santa Claus, the Winter Man

Eskimo Words for Snow

Why December 25th?



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