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History of Santa Claus

Today’s Santa is usually depicted as a jolly rotund fellow who magically slides his considerable girth down chimneys to bring gifts to children on Christmas Eve. This image became popular in the 19th century, due largely to political cartoonist Thomas Nast and writer Clement Moore. But behind this red-suited caricature we know so well today is a real man who lived in the third century.