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    Nov 24, 2013, 01:16 PM
    Where did Santa Claus, elves and reindeer come from?
    Where did Santa Claus, elves and reindeer come from? Was it just something to encourage people to be nice to each other?
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    Nov 24, 2013, 01:21 PM
    Created to bring "gifts to good children" -- so maybe as an incentive to encourage children to be well behaved? The Dutch Sinterclaas: "Originally, the feast celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas patron saint of children, sailors, philatelists, and the city of Amsterdam." For more, read this -

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