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1. In the original "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which of these reindeer is called out by name?
Of course, Donder promptly changed his name to Donner (we think it was because the fame got to him!).
2. Saint Nicholas was literally brought to North America as the figurehead on the bow of the Dutch ship…
It was the Good ship, Lollipop! The Dutch on that ship then paid the Iroquois $24 for what is now New York City and built a statue in St. Nicholas' honour in the town square.
3. When was the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" written?
The poem was written in 1823 but the other dates are significant too. In 1931, Coca Cola commissioned Haddon Sundblom to paint Santa ads; in 1644, English Parliament banned Christmas; and, in 1545, Martin Luther banned Santa.
4. The Christmas carol Silent Night was first played on…
Austrian priest Josef Mohr, who penned the lyrics to "Stille Nacht", asked Franz Gruber to compose the guitar accompaniment when the church organ wouldn't work for his Christmas Eve service in 1818.
5. Different countries have different traditions for sending letters to Santa. Which of these is NOT one of those traditions?
For children in the U.K. and Ireland, the smoke from their burned letters carries their wishes to Father Christmas. In Latin America, angels take the letters left beside the crèche (manger). And let's not forget about sending a letter by mail, or its modern replacement, EmailSanta!
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