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12/22/2010 04:53 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

9 Books About The 'Real' Santa Claus And The History of Christmas (PHOTOS)

Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, St. Nick ... A big, fat guy in a red suit with a fluffy white beard. All Americans are familiar with the icon of Christmas, but what about the myth behind the North Pole native? Who is Santa? Where did he come from and what does he represent?

Luckily, there exists a bevy of books that uncover the myth beneath Christmas. Here are 9 books that tell the true story of Santa. Do you know of others? Let us know in the comment section below.

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