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

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

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