Oxford University scientists say they have a that belonged to Santa Claus. The name of Santa Claus is St Nicholas. He was a man who lived in the 4th in what is now Turkey. Many stories say he did miracles. This is why the Christian church made him a . A scientist said: "This bone…suggests that we could be looking at remains from St Nicholas ." St Nicholas is the saint of children. There are that he secretly gave presents to people. This is the story behind today's Santa Claus.
Santa Claus is also called Father Christmas in many . He brings presents to the of well-behaved children on the of the 24th of December. Badly-behaved children get a piece of . He uses a sleigh to deliver his presents. The sleigh is pulled through the by flying reindeer. Santa Claus is seen as a fat, happy man with a white . He wears a red coat with a white collar, red trousers, a black belt and black boots. He lives in the North Pole, where he has a toy-making . Today's children track his Christmas Eve journey .