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Where Did Santa Come From? New York!

Ever wondered about the origins of Santa Claus? Believe it or not, Santa came from… New York! While it’s true that Santa (a.k.a. Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Kris Kringle) has diverse and ancient roots, the rotund, jolly gift-giver venerated in the U.S. (and—via our media—now throughout the world) sprang to life in 19th century Manhattan. […]

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