A Brief History Of Santa

C.G.P Grey’s newest video explains how Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and other similar characters were all thrown into the American melting pot, out of which emerged Santa Claus.

The real-life Santa village in Finland he mentioned is called Rovaniemi, and it has a pretty good Internet presence, including a website and a YouTube channel.

If you liked this video, Mr. Grey has a few other interesting ones:

From YouTube, via Laughing Squid


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