Bruce David Forbes http://iowapublicradio.org en History of Santa Claus and the "Angel of Albia" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/history-santa-claus-and-angel-albia <p>St. Nicholas Day takes place on December 6<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; It’s a day when the aforementioned saint brings gifts to good girls and boys.&nbsp; Americans have a similar tradition, but instead of St. Nicholas a character named Santa Claus delivers the presents on Christmas Eve. Today on River to River, we speak with historian Bruce David Forbes of Morningside College and author of <em>Christmas: A Candid History</em>. We discuss how St. Nicholas crossed the Atlantic to become Santa Claus.&nbsp; Also, we talk to a modern day Santa Claus of sorts, Mary Sauter, the “Angel of Albia.”</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:10:26 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11686 at http://iowapublicradio.org History of Santa Claus and the "Angel of Albia"