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Martin Luther first suggested the Christkind as the bringer of gifts.
But Nicholas remained popular as gifts bearer for the people.
[…] Odin, transformed into Father Christmas, then Santa Claus, prospered with St Nicholas and the Christchild, became a leading player on the Christmas stage." In Finland they still use Joulupukki or the Christmas Goat.
He accomplishes this feat with the aid of his elves, who make the toys in his workshop at the North Pole, and his flying reindeer, who pull his sleigh.
Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Empire, now in Turkey.
For example, in Washington Irving's History of New York (1809), Sinterklaas was Americanized into "Santa Claus" (a name first used in the American press in 1773) but lost his bishop's apparel, and was at first pictured as a thick-bellied Dutch sailor with a pipe in a green winter coat. We are all sad; no loud, jovial laugh from our boys is heard.
Irving's book was a lampoon of the Dutch culture of New York, and much of this portrait is his joking invention. This has usually been a very busy day with me, preparing for Christmas not only for my own tables, but for gifts for my servants. Christmas Eve, which has ever been gaily celebrated here, which has witnessed the popping of firecrackers …
Wodan's role during the Yuletide period has been theorized as having influenced concepts of St.