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Is this statuette supposed to be St. Nicholas of Myra, or Father Christmas, or somebody else?

In the lobby of a residential building during the Christmas Season last year, I encountered the white-bearded sculpture pictured below, about half the height of an average son of Adam. This piece of ...
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Did Santa Claus really Punch Out Arius? [duplicate]

I was reading about St. Nicholas who helped in part inspire our modern stories of Santa Claus and read the following: One weak tradition has him actually attending the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, ...
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Did St. Nicholas punch Arius at the Council of Nicaea?

Was Nikolaos of Myra (St. Nicholas) present at the Council of Nicaea and, if so, did he punch (or slap) Arius? This amusing factoid tends to crop up at this time of year and has a well-established ...
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