Claus Essays

  • Santa Claus Research Paper

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    The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God

  • The Legend of Santa Claus

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    to have seen Santa Claus one Christmas morning. It wasn’t that I was lying. I truly believed that I had. The story of Santa Claus is probably one of the most repeated stories in history. Generations of parents have been tucking their children into beds at night telling them to be good because Santa Claus knows when you are naughty and when you are nice. I know personally, this was a huge motivator for me to be good. I always had a long list of presents that I would ask Santa Claus for every year. Every

  • Belief In Santa Claus

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    The Belief In Santa Claus When I was young I believed as many other kids in the existence of Santa Clause. I believed mostly because I was told to but also because I wanted to believe. For me it was about the magic of a special figure who brought presents to all the kids around the world. I was fascinated with this being and all the treats he offered with the help of his trusted toy making elves. Christmas was always such a beautiful time with its red ribbons, pure white snow, and glimmering

  • Santa Claus Does Exist

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    Santa Claus Does Exist So you don’t believe in Santa Claus. It’s understandable. We find ourselves in an age of pure skepticism. We question everything. Science has taken hold of our lives, providing answers for all questions and dismissing anything that cannot be explained as either myth or fiction. So it’s quite understandable why you don’t believe, with no physical proof of his existence. It’s indeed understandable to lose sight of Father Christmas with the transformation of this holiday

  • The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

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    The following is a book report about: The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus, and was written by, (Cottrell, et al., 2003). This is an eighty-page leadership skill-building book, published by the Performance Systems Corporation in 2003. There are eight main points (Santa Secrets) discussed by the authors in this book and I agree with them all. However, I will attempt to reveal why I agree that to “Build A Wonderful Workshop” is important, discuss one secret (“Listen To The Elves”) I see being practiced

  • The Importance Of Believing In Santa Claus

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    “Are you believing in Santa Claus?” Have you asked this question to someone? Children would say “Yes,” but adults would say “No.” This is because children believe that Santa Claus gives them a lot of gifts on Christmas day, but adults know the gifts are given by their parents. Christmas is the most popular holiday all over the world, and most families get together and spend time on dinner in the United States. Children enjoy everything such as Santa Claus and reindeer as reality, but adults just

  • Informative Essay On Satan Claus

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    Satan Claus Parents should not subject children to the black magic known as Santa Claus. The morbidly obese man in the red suit, a slave captor, forces little men to work for his sick desires. Aside from slavery and the ‘pixie dust’ drugs that the elves are forced to endure, Saint Nick commits 132,000,000 felonies every Christmas Eve (How Does Santa Do It?). He breaks into people’s houses in record time to pull off an inverted heist. The general implication that society forces adolescents

  • Charles Webb's The Death Of Santa Claus

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    In Charles Webb’s “The Death of Santa Claus,” the speaker describe how a story of how Santa Claus died to him once he found out Santa Claus is not actually real. In the first half of the poem, Webb tells the story of how Santa Claus was feeling kinda sick and the sickness turned into his death. At the end of poem the 8 year old kid telling the story about Santa Claus gives the reader some details but not many, on how his mom had to tell him Santa Claus was not real. Line one is started off by saying

  • St. Nicholas, Santa Claus

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    journey evolving into what we know as Santa Claus. One of the most well-known stories of Nicholas shows how the hanging of stockings originated. There was

  • Personal Narrative: Santa Claus

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    nonchalantly said yes and urged her out of my room so I could finish what I was doing. At the time, I did not think much about my response. A few days later, my family were all gathered around for lunch when Emily began questioning me about Santa Claus. She appeared so enthusiastic and happy for Christmas that I did not want to ruin it for her. So I started telling her about The North Pole and the flying reindeers and anything associated with Santa. Deep down, I chastised myself for tricking her

  • Santa Claus: A Stepping Stone to God?

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    and bad that they have done. He rewards if they have done good, and punishes if they have done bad. He lives far away in a mystical, magical, un-chartable place. His name is Santa Claus. Or, is it God? There are undeniable parallels between the two. They are magical, mystical, and beyond the natural world. Santa Claus is very God-like. In fact, children take an approach to Santa that is similar to one they would God. First, the most obvious similarity of the two is that God and Santa are both omniscient

  • The Popular Christmas Traditions: The Story Of Santa Claus

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    specific, the popular Christian holiday, Christmas, has influenced many traditions including the stories of Santa Claus, the exchanging of gifts, the placement of trees in homes, and the decoration of glowing lights. While many traditions are celebrated during the Christmas season, Santa Claus has been beloved by children all around the world for centuries. The myths about Santa Claus are thought to be based upon a 4th century monk named Saint Nicholas who was admired by many for his abundant kindness

  • The Evolution of Santa Claus Through History

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    THESIS STATEMENT The evolution of the figure known as Santa Claus may be traced through religious, mythological, and cultural portrayals from the fourth century A.D. to the present. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through extensive research and quoted material, this paper will display how the legend of Santa Claus has grown and developed through history to become a modern day icon of the Christmas holiday season. INTRODUCTION Carols, snow, mistletoe, cookies and milk. These are all synonymous with

  • Santa Claus in Coca-Cola's Advertisements

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    1957). Linguistic sign, which has two parts, the Signifier, which is the physical appearance of the word, in this case the words S-A-N-T-A C-L-A-U-S; and the Signified, which refers to the image we create in our minds when we hear the signifier. Santa Claus is generally portrayed as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man, sporting a red coat with white collar and cuffs and black leather belt and boots and carries a bag full of gifts for children. This image is accepted and related with Christmas across the

  • Symbolism In Charles Webb's 'The Death Of Santa Claus'

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    Santa Claus plays a big role in children’s lives around the holiday season. Families will go to the extreme to make their children believe in Santa, saying presents are from him and even leaving out cookies for him. However, there comes a time in life when the child needs to learn the truth. In Charles Webb’s “The Death of Santa Claus,” an eight year old is realizing Santa is just an imaginary character. It explains what metaphorically happens when a child discovers the truth, by featuring other

  • Use of Logos, Ethos, and Pathos in the Article, Is Santa Claus a Conspiracy?

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    the world, seeks to encourage readers to discover whether there is a conspiracy behind Santa Claus. If so, whether or not it is maintained by the lies of parents, and whether or not their intentions are good because they support good, and even so would that still qualify as a bad thing? “We sometimes knowingly lie or overlook a lie if the reason is to support ‘good’” (Mock p4). The legend of Santa Claus can be the lure to which mankind falls into a ploy of conspiracy that may fortify a manipulative

  • Letter To Santa Claus Is Dead Research Paper

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    Santa Claus is dead. We have collectively dismantled him with our cynicism. At eight-years-old, I could not assimilate the Nietzsche-esque “God is dead” prognosis. I stubbornly wanted to believe Santa and his workforce of elves could conclude moral justice and realize childhood dreams. Equipped with the rudimentary artistic skills and creative faculties of a stubborn child, I set out to prove jolly Saint Nick existed. My annual letter to Santa quickly evolved into an elaborate quiz, eliciting responses

  • Claus Spreckels

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    the few white men supportive of Hawaii’s monarchy, Claus Spreckels set a great example for others. His life started in Germany and took him to all over the United States. He formed many businesses and helped try to keep Hawaii a monarchy. He was close friends with King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani and fought for them to remain Hawaii’s leaders. His legacy and influence live on to this day, yet most people don’t even know his name. Born Adolf Claus Spreckels on July 9th, 1828 in Hanover, Germany

  • History Of Santa Claus

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    Just like Dracula, Santa Claus is based on a real person. Santa Claus' story came from St. Nicholas. “St. Nicholas was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century in a place called Myra in Asia Minor (now called Turkey). He was a very rich man because his parents died when he was young and left him a lot of money. He was also a very kind man and had a reputation for helping the poor and giving secret gifts to people who needed it” (Cooper). Santa Claus also gives people gifts to this day. Now his name

  • David Chidester's Authenta Claus And The Theory Of Santa Claus

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    is true that the contemporary Santa Claus may be more associated with secular concepts, such as consumerism, but it is also crucial to emphasize the origins of the jolly old man. He is the product of Western Christianization. It is thought that he was created from a combination of the historical figure of Saint Nicholas, a Christian saint, who was known for giving gifts, and the fictional character of Father Christmas from British folklore (CITE). Santa Claus can be viewed