The history of Santa Claus with reference to Belsnickel and Kris Kringle

 

→ This and That — The history of Santa Claus – Delphos Herald

Belsnickel came from Pelz Nichol, stemming from St. Nicholas and the December 6th gift giving holiday. Kris Kringle originated with the Pennsylvania Dutch as a corruption of Christkindl, or Christ Child. The traditions are really a cultural mashup of sorts and this article should help clear it up for you. 

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