Ho Ho Holy Santa Claus

Everything has an  origin, a history, a past.  So too, does the jolly, whiskered gentleman whose character and purpose – rivaled only perhaps by restaurant giant, McDonalds – is the most universally recognised figure in the Western World. However, not only does history have a habit of  “repeating itself”  but also of “changing form” over the course of time, so that the true identity of someone or something can differ from its original form, becoming similar to a “Chinese Whisper” so that the final telling bears scant resemblance to its origin. In the early USA his name was ‘Kris Kringle’ (from the
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