Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spanning 50,000 Years
Much of the modern-day vision of Santa Claus is owed to the Clement Moore poem "The Night Before Christmas." His description of Saint Nicholas personified the "jolly old elf" known to millions of children throughout the world. However, far from being the offshoot of Saint Nicholas of Turkey, Santa Claus is the last of a longline of what scholars call Wild Men who were worshipped in ancient European fertility rites and came to America through Pennsylvania's Germans. This pagan creature is described from prehistoric times through his various forms "Robin Hood, The Fool, Harlequin, Satan and Robin Goodfellow"into today's carnival and Christmas scenes. In this thoroughly researched work, the origins of Santa Claus are found to stretch back over 50,000 years, jolting the foundation of Christian myths about the jolly old elf.
Santa Claus: The King of the Elves
#1 BESTSELLING CHRISTMAS BOOK ON AMAZON. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEWER RAVES, "CHOCK-FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS. AN ACTION-PACKED TAKE."When Santa's true love, Linnea, is kidnapped, he and his loyal High Elf friends embark on an enthralling journey across the perilous lands of Euchaia in a desperate bid to bring her safely home, little realizing that much more is at stake than Linnea's life. By the end, the very survival of all High Elves is in jeopardy and Santa must make a fateful choice between his love for her and the destiny of the elves.In this spellbinding adventure, internationally bestselling author B.C.CHASE taps the furthest reaches of his mesmerizing imagination to weave a suspenseful tale featuring seafaring dwarves, fiery dragons, cultured goblins, and flying elves that culminates in a battle of epic proportions.Also available as an abridged children's edition and audiobook."CHOCK-FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS. A NEW, ACTION-PACKED TAKE ON THE ORIGINS OF SANTA CLAUS. WHOLLY ORIGINAL...CHASE CHANNELS INSPIRATION FROM TOLKEIN."-PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY CRITIC"CREATIVE. UNIQUE. FULL OF SUSPENSE. 4 OF 4 STARS."-ONLINEBOOKCLUB.ORG2017 BOOKLIFE PRIZE FINALIST
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
Based on the popular book by L. Frank Baum, the beloved author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” comes the incredible story of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus. Many centuries ago, long before toys had even been invented, a baby abandoned at the edge of an enchanted forest was adopted and raised by a beautiful wood nymph, thus beginning the life story of Santa Claus. From his truly magical childhood through the discovery of his life’s work of making children happy, discover the origin of every tradition surrounding Santa Claus, from toys, stockings and lighted trees to reindeer and sleigh. Journey back to a time of magic and wonder, and experience this heartwarming tale that will bring joy each holiday season.
Have you ever wondered how Santa's sleigh really works? Or what reindeer eat? Or just how big the North Pole's mailroom must be? Well, this Christmas all of your questions will be answered with this ultimate book of SANTA CLAUS. This is your lavish behind the scenes tour of the history, the mystery, and the magic of Jolly Saint Nick. Learn all about the clothes, the elves, and the gadgets that make the man. Find out all the secrets about the man who makes miracles happen every December 25th. Did you know... Santa's suit was once green and that the red suit was spun from the finest spun spider silk? Santa's sleigh has a magic cargo hold that can never be full? New Reindeer are constantly in training to be the next Comet or Cupid or Donner...? Features thirty-two pages jam packed with never before heard top secret information about Santa Claus. An incredible design, flaps, fold-outs and holiday memorabilia make this the must have gift this Christmas. SANTA CLAUS Includes: Holiday gift tag stickers An authentic naughty and nice list Santa's route map A double-gatefold look inside Santa's workshop A replica of the Elves worker handbook Mrs. Claus's very own cookie recipe Genuine North Pole gift tag stickers And much, much more!
8pcs Cutie Lovely Red Santa Claus WIthink White Big Beard Nesting Dolls Matryoshka Russian Doll Popular Handmade Kids Girl Toy
Introduction: These are traditional Russian nesting dolls, designed similar to the first nesting dolls created in the late 19th century in Russia. Like the originals, the santa nesting Nesting Dolls are carved from a single piece of wood, broken down into pieces. The best choice for gift and private use Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santy, or simply Santa is a mythical figure with historical origins who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of well-behaved, "good" children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December). So why not choose a santa claus as a christmas gift? Santa claus brings himself as a gift for your cute kids. That is a wonderful idea. Specification: Material: Wood Size: see picture. We have listed the height and the diameter of 8 dolls. Package Includes: 8 x Wooden Santa Claus Russian Dolls
Santa Claus: The Historical Origins and Evolution of the Legendary Christmas Figure
*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Dear Editor —I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it's so.’ Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?” - Letter written by Virginia O´ Hanlon in The Sun newspaper (1897)Christmas is the most important holiday of the year. After the corresponding days that exalt the national pride of each country, such as Independence Day in the United States, Victory Day in Russia, or Bastille Day in France, it's December 25 that articulates the life, the work and the economy in much of the world, including many non-Christian countries. Since ancient times, the beginning of winter has been the occasion for most people to eat, drink, dance, and get together to beat the drum and take a break. Especially since the 20th century on, the days adjacent to the holiday have become an occasion to do big business. The winter season is the most solid stimulus for the economy - more than any fiscal package - since the incomes of families, spending, credit, and consumption in all productive sectors are significantly increased. In the United States alone, Christmas sales are est...
Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Irish Santa Stone Resin Figurine, 7"
The magic of Jim Shore continues in his Heartwood Creek line with this charming Santa Claus figurine. Part of the Santas Around the World collection, Father Christmas travels to the land of Ireland. He holds an old pipe and wooden staff while wearing a traditional Irish top hat. Dressed in Celtic patterns of red, green, and gold, Santa brings an Irish Christmas home with him. Hand-painted accents give the Santa vibrant colors and lifelike features. High-quality, handcrafted stone resin ensures this product will be a treasured fixture in any home for years to come. About Us: Enesco is committed to bringing joy every day. The premier global destination for high-quality giftware, plush, and home décor, our prestigious family of brands includes: Gund, Department 56 Village, Gregg Gift, Foundations, Jim Shore Heartwood Creek, Disney Traditions by Jim Shore, Walt Disney Archives Collection, Disney Showcase Collection, Disney by Britto, Pusheen, Designs by Lolita, Our Name Is Mud, and many more.
DIY Handwork Store 5D Crystal Diamond Painting Kits by Numbers Full Round Christmas Mosaic Cross Stitch Santa Claus Art Kits Handmade Handicrafts Wall Stickers(15.6"x 21.5'')
★Every product which in our company includes high-quality printed ecological cotton canvas, Safety and environment friendly,clear symbols, resin stones, strong sticky background, and exquisite tools. All accessories are included in the package. There are enough quantity of diamonds to finish the work. ☞ Details : Canvas size: 15.6"x21.5" inches (40x55CM) Drilling Area: Full Drill Diamond Material: Resin Stone Diamond Shape: Round Gems External Packaging: Paper Carton / Box Origin: Made in China Frame: NO ☞ Package and accessories: 1xCanvas 1xDiamonds 1xPlastic pen 1xGlue mud 1xPlastic plate 1x Recyclable bags Instruction: ♥ 1. Lay the canvas flatly on the table, hold one corner of the transparent film and tear slightly a part of it, then stick the diamonds on canvas. ♥ 2. According to the color numbers on the chart, please put the diamonds on the relevant grids of canvas and press it gently. Repeat until completing the whole canvas. ♥ 3. In order to make a perfect picture, please pick out the defective diamonds and throw away. ♥ 4. If the canvas is stained with dirt after finished, please wipe the stain with wet fiber tissue (not towel). ♥ 5. The last step, put a layer of transparent film on the finished diamond picture and then roll it gently (keep the diamo...
Cosmos Gifts 56565 African American Santa Mug 16oz.
Cosmos gifts features a collection of high quality porcelain and ceramic items. This exquisite line includes seasonal and everyday items ranging from platters, mugs, cookie jars, salt and pepper sets, teapots, ornaments, musical figurines, night lights, etc. Great addition for your decor or as a gift to someone special. Entire line available through Amazon.
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Gemmy Airblown Inflatable Photorealistic Santa Claus Standing Next To a Sack of Presents - Holiday Yard Decorations, 7-foot Tall x over 3.5-foot Wide x 2.5-foot Deep
Get into the Christmas spirit with this Photorealistic Airblown Santa. A realistic image of Santa with his gift bag will bring life to your holiday outdoor decor like never before. Everything is included for easy set-up. Just stake it down, plug it in and watch it light up and self-inflate in seconds.
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