looking for the seeds of what we have come to know as Santa Claus
i have traced it back to one person but, he is mostly a northern
hemisphere phenomenon-mixed effort-of myths, creatures and legends...Santa
is your basic mutt. However, my search has led me to conclude that
the connection between today's Santa Claus & Christmas is a
contrived invention by a handful of "respectable" men
living in New York City circa the 1820's.