How the American Santa Claus Evolved from Its European Ancestors

How the American Santa Claus Evolved from Its European Ancestors Kriss Kringle: The Night Before Kris Kringle’s Visit, 1858 A sequel of sorts to Kriss Kringle’s Christmas Tree. read more Kriss Kringle: Kriss Kringle’s Raree Show, 1847 Illustration from Kriss Kringle’s...

Gift Givers in the Rest of Europe

Gift Givers in the Rest of Europe Jultomten with Julbok circa 1880 Painting by Jenny Nystrom read more Joelkabouter with Sled and Julbok circa 1880 Painting showing a Joelkabouter read more Julnisse with Porridge circa 1880 read...

Epiphany Gift-Givers in the Southern Europe

Epiphany Gift-Givers in the Southern Europe Ded Moroz: Grandfather Frost and Snegurochka: Snow Maiden Ded Moroz looks a great deal like Santa Claus but he is secular figure who leads the winter festivities of Russia and other eastern European nations. read more Tió de...