Jolly Old Saint Nick
|Occupation:||Spirit of Christmas|
Santa Claus is a mythical figure of modern culture whose image is synonymous with the celebration of Christmas. Based on the concepts of Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas, the modern interpretation of Santa Clause (thanks to the Coca Cola Company), presents him as an elderly fat man with white hair and a beard, adorned in a red wool suit with a matching hat, black boots and a big black belt. He lives at the North Pole with his wife, Mrs. Clause, and heads up a toy workshop, which is run by a bevy of small, green-suited elves, who spend the entire year building toys for children across the world. Santa keeps a tally of all of the world's children, and he knows who has been naughty, and who has been nice. If a child is lucky enough to end up on the "Nice" list, he or she will be graced with a gift on Christmas morning. If they're naughty, they might end up with a lump of coal in their stocking. Every year on Christmas Eve, Santa piles all of his toys into a sack and loads them onto his magical sleigh, which is pulled across the heavens courtesy of eight flying reindeer. He climbs down the chimneys of family homes to deposit his wares beneath a Christmas tree and grabs a quick snack, before dashing off again for the next house.