Fun Facts About Santa From Around The World

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Santa Claus has been through many reincarnations over the years. Adopted from Catholic saints and transposed into Protestant figures, the jovial old man with the red suit did not come to us until the 19th century. But as history shows us, the genuine spirit with a tendency to give gifts secretly is an age-old tale that goes back through Germany, Italy, and even Greece. And in some parts of the world, the person who leaves children for presents isn’t an old man at all — it’s a little baby!