Saint Nicholas

We celebrate Saint Nicholas, as opposed to the overly commercialized Santa Claus (A marketing stunt by Coke).

Saint Nicholas -vs- Santa Poem

Santa Claus is round and plump;
St. Nicholas is tall and thin.

Santa Claus wears a stocking cap;
St. Nicholas wears a bishop’s hat.

Santa Claus comes December 25th;
St. Nicholas comes December 6th.

Santa Claus is often seen in stores;
St. Nicholas is often seen in churches.

Santa Claus flies through the air—from the North Pole;
St. Nicholas walked the earth, caring for those in need.

Santa Claus, for some, replaces Jesus at Christmas;
St. Nicholas, for all, points to Jesus at Christmas.

Santa Claus isn’t bad;
St. Nicholas is just better!

—C. Myers & J. Rosenthal

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