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Semi-protected edit request on 17 December 2014[edit]

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 19:53, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

The truth[edit]

Santa Claus doesn't exist. Make it clear on the article. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phillip J Henderson (talkcontribs) 08:52, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

The first sentence adequately covers this. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:37, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Huh? WHaT!? NO!!! -- Deltaray (talk) 20:45, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Agree with Jamie. "Mythical", "Legendary", "Historic", and "Folkloric" work together to adequately encompass the level of reality that Santa possesses. What else do you want? "Fictional" is not right. "False" or "Make-believe" don't really obtain, either. We don't "make it clear" in the "God" article that God absolutely doesn't exist; we shouldn't here either. Many people believe in Santa. Applejuicefool (talk) 09:56, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

S.NICHOLAS WAS NOT GREEK[edit]

HE WAS ROMAN, BORN IN PATARA (ROMAN EMPIRE) AND DEAD IN MYRA (EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE, LATER KNOWN AS BYZANTINE EMPIRE). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.21.150.8 (talk) 09:51, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas[edit]

Not sure if I should have started that one. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:27, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Father Frost[edit]

I think that the Russian Father Frost (Dadem Raz) is another important influence. In New York the different immigrant cultures came together: the Dutch and German Saint Nicholas, the English Father Christmas and also the Russian Father Frost. I think Father Frost is a source for the reindeer (Scandinavian rather than North American), and he came from either Lapland in the far north, or Siberia, where people lived in underground huts during the winter, hence the entry through the chimney. There is also a story that the reindeer were used to help find dig up magic mushrooms, which may be associated with the illusion of flying in the sleigh. In terms of deceiving children, it is my opinion that it is fine if phrased with a reasonable element of doubt: rather than stating it as a fact, you can state correctly that people say that Santa Claus delivers presents to good children etc, and behold, in the morning there are presents. 07:22, 30 March 2015 (UTC)~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noel Ellis (talkcontribs)