Definitions for Santa
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Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. Nicknoun
the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts during the late evening and overnight hours on Christmas Eve to "nice" children, and either coal or nothing to "naughty" children. He is said to accomplish this with the aid of Christmas elves, who make the toys in his North Pole workshop, and with the aid of flying reindeer who pull his sleigh through the air.The modern figure of Santa is based on folklore traditions surrounding Saint Nicholas, the English figure of Father Christmas, and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas. Santa is generally depicted as a portly, jolly, white-bearded man, often with spectacles, wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white-fur-cuffed red trousers, red hat with white fur, and black leather belt and boots, carrying a bag full of gifts for children. He is commonly portrayed as laughing in a way that sounds like "ho ho ho". This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas". Caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast also played a role in the creation of Santa's image. This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, children's books, family Christmas traditions, films, and advertising.
Santa, often referred to as Santa Claus, is a mythical figure originating in Western Christian culture, who is believed to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day. The character of Santa is commonly portrayed as a jolly, stout, bearded man wearing a red suit with white fur collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots. He is said to make a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior, and delivers presents, including toys and candy, to all of the well-behaved children in the world.
Santa is the first Mexican narrative sound film. It was directed by Antonio Moreno and starred Lupita Tovar, based on the novel of the same name by Federico Gamboa. In 1994, the Mexican magazine Somos published their list of "The 100 best movies of the cinema of Mexico" in its 100th edition and named Santa its 67th choice.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Santa is ranked #11493 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Santa surname appeared 2,738 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Santa.
50.7% or 1,390 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
42.1% or 1,155 total occurrences were White.
3.6% or 101 total occurrences were Asian.
2.3% or 65 total occurrences were Black.
0.7% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.2% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Santa in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Santa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
All the things we probably didn't take seriously, because of what happened [ at Santa Fe High ], we started to take Santa Fe High -RSB- seriously, even the drills that we had, Santa Fe High -RSB- became more intense, and people's emotions were put into everything they were doing.
There’s no anti-Santa sentiment, it’s just that there’s no pro-Santa sentiment either … Santa’s not on the top of my list.
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want-and their kids pay for it.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.
The act of evil that occurred in Santa Fe has deeply touched the core of who we are as Texans, in the midst of such tragedy, we pray for the victims and those mourning in Santa Fe, while we work to ensure swift and meaningful action to protect our students in schools across our state. I ask all Texans to join in holding a moment of silence tomorrow morning to remember the victims, their families, and first responders of the attack that took place at Santa Fe High School.
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- Άγιος ΒασίληςGreek
- de santaSpanish
- Père NoëlFrench
- Ձմեռ պապիկArmenian
- Noel BabaTurkish
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