Santa Claus (aka Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, and Father Christmas) is a legendary figure who delivers gifts to the homes of children around the globe on Christmas Eve.
Santa is often depicted as a jolly, portly, and white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white fur trim.
He is said to make lists of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior. He delivers presents such as toys and candy to the well-behaved children, and coal to the misbehaved.
He accomplishes his annual trip with the help of elves, who make the toys in his workshop, and flying reindeer, who pull his sleigh.
Santa reportedly lives at the North Pole, and is often seen laughing in a way that sounds like "ho ho ho."
Food For Thought
Is Santa Claus the real deal, or just a work of fiction?