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Scientists from Oxford University in the UK believe they have found a that belonged to Santa Claus. The name of Santa Claus is St Nicholas. He was a Christian man who lived in the 4th century in what is now Turkey. He died in the 343. There are stories that he created many , which is why the Christian church made him a . The scientists said the bone is from when St Nicholas lived. An said: "This bone…suggests that we could be looking at remains from St Nicholas himself." St Nicholas is the saint of children and students. There are that he gave presents to poor people. This is the story behind today's Santa Claus.

Santa Claus has other . His name can be to Santa. In many countries, he is called Father Christmas. He is a character who brings presents to the homes of well-behaved children on the of the 24th of December (Christmas Eve). Badly-behaved children get a of coal. He delivers the presents on a , which is pulled through the air by his flying . Santa Claus is usually seen as an over-weight, happy, smiling man with a white . He wears a red coat with a white fur collar and cuffs, red trousers, a black belt and black boots. He lives in the North Pole, where he has a toy-making workshop. Children today can track his Christmas Eve journey .

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