Our very own Santa Claus, is also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, and simply “Santa”, in many western countries. Santa Claus is generally depicted as a plump, jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots. This image became popular 19th century because of Clarke Moore’s 1823 poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” and of political cartoonist Thomas Nast.
According to a tradition which can be traced to the 1820s, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, with a large number of magical elves, and nine (originally eight) flying reindeer. In 20th century, it popularized by the 1934 song “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, it is believed that he bring gifts to the homes of the good children at late evening or overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.
Santa Claus has been believed to make a list of children throughout the world, who are categorizied according to their behavior and distribute presents, including toys, and candy to all of the good boys and girls in the world, and sometimes coal to the naughty children, on this lightened night of Christmas Eve.