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The Image of Santa Claus in the United States

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The Image of Santa Claus in the United States
The Image of Santa Claus in the United States
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In the 1600's, the Dutch brought Sinterklaas, which means St. Nicholas, to the colonies. In their excitement, many English-speaking children spoke the name so quickly that Sinterklaas sounded like Santy Claus. After years of mispronunciation, the name evolved into Santa Claus.

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