Santa Claus

‘Twas the night before Christmas’ helped make the modern Santa – and led to a literary whodunit

"Santa Claus had undergone many makeovers in the Western imagination by the time readers were introduced to 'Twas the Night before Christmas.' Some scholars argue that the idea of a magical being bringing gifts and good cheer can be traced all the way back to the Greek goddess Artemis." - The Conversation

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