People of IPR
River to River
Thu December 6, 2012
History of Santa Claus and the "Angel of Albia"
St. Nicholas Day takes place on December 6th. It’s a day when the aforementioned saint brings gifts to good girls and boys. 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 Christmas: A Candid History. We discuss how St. Nicholas crossed the Atlantic to become Santa Claus. Also, we talk to a modern day Santa Claus of sorts, Mary Sauter, the “Angel of Albia.”