10 Interesting Facts About Santa Claus

Name Origins

The name ‘Santa Claus’ was first introduced in a story that was published in a 1773 New York newspaper. The name stems from the Dutch version of Sinterklaas, which was made to keep the tales of Bishop Saint Nicholas alive.

Reindeer Introduction

We all know about Santa’s famous reindeer gang. The eight reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen were first introduced in the 1823 in a poem, “A Visit from St Nicolas”. This poem is now known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.