Santa Claus has been with us in one guise or another for a long, long time. During the Christmas season, he brings special magic to our lives and brightens the eyes of children of all ages.
His history can be traced back to the 4th century when the Greek Christian Bishop Nicholas became famous for giving gifts to the poor and he soon became known as St. Nicholas. Since then, he has become a popular figure with other countries sharing similar legends. Here is a look at some of the "Christmas Gift Givers" and the countries they visit.
Go to page 2 and meet St.Nicholas.