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Saint Nicholas

Dutch 'Zwarte Piet': Innocent Holiday Tradition or Inadvertent Racism?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When I was a little kid ("little" being ages 10 through 17), I lived in the Netherlands Antilles and in the Netherlands. That was back in the '50s. I remember Zwarte Piet, or "Black Pete," well.

My Open Letter to My 11-Year Olds: The Truth About Santa

Rob Watson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Rob Watson

My kids are older and they have a bombardment of friends who "know," and are eager to tell them their perspectives. My dilemma has been brewing for two years -- do I tell them, or do I let the natural information from their peers take over?

Weaponizing Santa, Weaponizing Jesus

Greg Carey | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

So what was Megyn Kelly doing in her rebuttal of Aisha Harris? She was stirring up animosity among older white people that someone would dare challenge white Santa. Kelly even went a step farther: she threw Jesus into the mix. Let's not touch white Jesus.

Will The Real St. Nick Please Stand Up?

Adam C. English | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Adam C. English

Despite his worldwide fame and popularity among children of all ages, Saint Nicholas is one of history's more elusive characters.

The Real War On Christmas

Derek Flood | Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

Christmas should be about showing "peace on earth and good will towards all mankind," rather than on getting mad at people who say "happy holidays" to us.

PHOTOS: The Saint Who Brings Presents

Posted 12.06.2011 | World

He arrives on a steamship from Spain, travels to the Netherlands on the back of a white horse called 'BadWeatherToday' (SlechtWeerVandaag), and is acc...

German Catholics Want To Ban Santa Claus

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Bonifatiuswerk of German Catholics -- a church aid organisation -- has begun calling for "Santa Claus-free zones." The organisation sees Santa as ...

Kristopher Kringle, Beloved Children's Entertainer, Dead at 1000+

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Kris Kringle died last night at his home in the North Pole. He is best known for his work as "Santa Claus" and "Saint Nicholas." When sarcasm grew in the 80s, his career tanked, marred by low-budget films starring Tim Allen.