We should not blindly follow traditions - there's no learning in that. We need to understand them. Overhill Cherokee Indian saying
Father Christmas or Santa Claus - is a quintessential part of Christmas in his red and white costume. He is based on the original St Nicholas who was Bishop of Myra in the 4th century who was famous for his kindness and generosity to the poor. To many children he is the most important part of Christmas but here is a little story which puts him firmly in his place and tells children about his role in the festivities! Do check out this link in which you will discover the reasons for many of our Christmas symbols..