Santa Claus http://iowapublicradio.org en Santa's Helper for 40 years: Dave Stoufer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/santas-helper-40-years-dave-stoufer <p>Dave Stoufer&nbsp;tells stories about listening to kid's gift wishes, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">having his beard pulled,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and other funny and heartfelt moments over his 40 years as Santa's helper. </span>Stoufer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has also recently written his memoirs with Santa stories. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:57:24 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 32976 at http://iowapublicradio.org Santa's Helper for 40 years: Dave Stoufer 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"