10 Things You Didn’t Know About Santa Claus
You might not know who Sinterklass, St. Nicholas or Kris Kringle is but what if I say, Santa Clause? Yea, You know that old bearded bastard, bearing gifts on Christmas in a sleigh powered by his reindeer. While Santa himself is busy fulfilling your wishes, we are back with our list of 10 things, you didn’t know about Santa Claus.
10He started speaking when he was just an Infant.
At what age did you start uttering? 2 or may be 3? Well get this. Santa uttered his first word right after he was delivered from his mother’s womb in 270 AD. According to Benjamin Britten’s 1948 St. Nicholas Cantata, when Santa was born, he immediately yelled “GOD BE GLORIFIED.” I’m pretty sure whoever was delivering the baby shit himself a little.
9He is the only badass with his own zip code.
As if the post office was not busy enough delivering packages during the Christmas season, they also get swamped with kids’ sending in santa letters. The only problem? They don’t know where on earth the zip code HOHOHO is located. So when one Canadian Post Office decided to create the “Santa Letter-Writing Program” literacy initiative to helps kids learn to read and write, they received thousands of letters from the North Pole with the H0H0H0 postal code on it, ensuring they would deliver the letters to Santa.
8Santa’s A Time Traveler
Did you ever wonder how santa’s able to deliver all those presents in one night? well it’s simple, hes a time traveler! if you can stretch a minute into a week, santa’s fatass could get all over the place in the nic of time.
7Santa had a job in Spain
We all know that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but it has not always been that way. Belgium and Netherlands legends have it, that our beloved Santa comes from Spain, where he was once known as Sinterklaas. Before relocating to the North Pole and using his sleigh and reindeer to deliver presents, he had been to places in his steam boat. Since then, Santa and Sinterklaas have become separate entities with the latter delivering presents to kids in these countries.
6Santa enjoys many dishes beside milk and cookies
According to many legends, Santa enjoys many other dishes besides cookies and milk. Although his stomach says otherwise, he also enjoys rice pudding in Sweden, sherry and mince pies in Australia and Britain, and a pint of Guinness in Ireland, i could only imagine how fucked up santa probably is while delivering gifts to ireland. Most children in a variety of countries also leave a nice snack of carrots for his team of reindeer, but santa usually eats those too.
Officially, Santa Claus is a Canadian citizen. His North Pole home and headquarters, according to the Canada Post, lies within Canadian jurisdiction and has a postal code of H0H0H0. If that belief alone wasn’t enough, On December 23, 2008, Jason Kenney, Canada’s minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, formally awarded Canadian citizenship status to Santa Claus. In an official statement, the minister said “The Government of Canada wishes Santa the very best in his Christmas Eve duties and wants to let him know that, as a Canadian citizen, he has the automatic right to re-enter Canada once his trip around the world is complete.”
4Santa was once banned in America
Yes you heard it right. Politics have ruined everything, even Christmas. At one point there was actually a “War on Christmas” and Puritans in the English Parliament removed Christmas as a national holiday in 1655. When the pioneers settled in New England, they decided to completely outlaw Christmas celebrations in 1659. American citizens could be penalized for any type of Christmas celebration including anything that had to do with Santa Claus. In fact, Christmas was not even recognized as an official American holiday until President Ulysses S. Grant did so in 1870. Santa Claus was still able to keep busy during that period as he still had to deliver presents to the rest of the world.
3Santa didn’t always wear Red.
When you imagine Santa in your head, You immediately picture his red and white suit. What you may not realize is that he did not settle on that red suit until the 1930s. Santa used to wear many colorful suits including blue, green, brown, purple, and white before he settled on red, thanks to an advertisement from Coca-Cola. The image of Santa Claus in his classic red suit was drawn by artist Haddon Sundblom for the soft drink giant in 1931.
2Santa keeps kids in check, but who took care of him?
It is believed that Santa was a bachelor for many years in his youth and probably didn’t have much time to date. But as time took its course, he soon met his future wife Mrs. Claus. Although she was mentioned as early as the 18th centuries, she gained the most traction through the 1889 Poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride by Katherine Lee Bates. Santa Claus is responsible for keeping all of the boys and girls in check, but Mrs. Claus is there to keep Santa himself in check.
1Santa Claus Is Based On The Real St. Nicholas
There have been many stories about Santa’s origin, but one of the most widely believed stories is based on the historical St. Nicholas, who was a Christian bishop who lived in the fourth century A.D. and gave away his wealth to help those in need. St. Nicholas became known as Sinter Klaas in Dutch, which would later become Santa Claus. The idea of Santa delivering presents also comes from the Dutch celebration of St. Nicholas’ feast day, where he would leave small gifts in children’s shoes, and In return the kids would leave St. Nicholas milk and cookies.
And there you have it, our list of 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Santa Claus. Have we missed any? If so, then mention them in the comments section, below. And as always, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe. hohohohoho