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Yup he's the evil twin. During the Holy Battle of Claus vs. Christ in 12 A.D., Claus's powers were severely sapped by Christ, banishing him to the 7th layer of hell, or as we know it, the North Pole. (Ironically it is with Claus's demonic powers that Christ was able to perform his miracles and develop a following.) Every year since then, Claus has tried to win back his power by sneaking into children's homes at night and stealing the copper wiring inside their walls, which he is using to build a machine to summon Christ from heaven for another showdown. Claus is still too weak to do this every day, so he is only able to do it every December 25th, when Christ's powers are weakest, and brings presents to the children to avoid suspicion for his true doings.
And that children, is the story of Christmas. Next week, Easter.
St. Nicholas was said to be a person in England that went around door to door to collect funds for a poor bride and groom, & in another story, collecting for food, and another collecting for an orphan and widow (which based on a story found in the Ethics of the Fathers written before the common era)--as so many stories have a lingering root of morality from history. In the case of St. Nick--it was said if you left him charity he would be generous and leave you a gift, usually a child would get a fruit, or a special food they liked, sometimes even a pair of socks they really needed. But the original St. Nick type stories were told & remember at the beginning of December, which aligns witChannaf the holiday Hannukh, the festival of lights (miracle of the oil in the Temple--one day's worth lasting a week it took to make new oil & keeping monotheism pure of paganism) where people went around giving gifts of games (dradel since the time of the Romans, when teaching about monotheism was against the law), coins (now made of chocolate, & books are given--simple things given each night to the children. It was during the 1800s that the story of St. Nick began to spread for Christians. Just as Queen Victoria's husband introduced the pagan lite tree for Christmas, so too was the various practices now done at Christmas time also rooted both in Judaism and practices from other religions.
Santa Claus, as found in the Wiki info site: "Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is a legendary figure who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24 or on his Feast Day, December 6 (Saint Nicholas Day). A nearly identical story is attributed by Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil's feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in Greece. Even earlier, the Sun god's birthday was December 25th and the celebration in Rome lasted a whole week--with gifts of food, song, dance and women. Since the early church could not take this holiday out of the pagans, the original belief in the late Spring birth of Jesus was moved to December 25th with all the pleasures of gifts, song and dance in the communities.
While Saint Nicholas was originally portrayed wearing bishop's robes, today Santa Claus is generally depicted as a plump, jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots. This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, and films. In the United Kingdom and Europe, he is often depicted in a manner identical to the American Santa Claus, but he is commonly called Father Christmas."
everyone is a brother or sister of jesus
No. Santa Claus is an amalgam based on some true-to-life people, primarily Saint Nicholas. Jesus is God in human form - fully God and fully human. Jesus had human brothers and sisters (Matthew 12:47) but none of them were Santa Claus.
actually saint nicolaus was born many many years later
Santa is not Jewish.
Yeah, Santa got the hot chick...Jesus not so lucky.