Morozko

A Slavic figure associated with the winter solstice

Thor

Christmas in Christendom,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine – January 1873

Odin

Rode an eight-legged flying horse named Slepinar

An and Enki

The earliest New Year’s or Midwinter ceremonies were in Mesopotamia

St. Nicholas, Part II:

St. Nicholas’ years as a saint had begun to resemble Elvis Presley in his Ed Sullivan days.  Just as Elvis was one of the most popular singers in the nation, Nicholas was one of the most popular saints