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Many modern Christmas customs were influenced by the winter festivals it replaced, with traditions such as gift giving, greenery, lights, charity, merrymaking, various foods, and Yule logs ("Yule" was the name of a Scandinavian winter festival).
Christmas carols started as Christmas hymns back in fourth century Rome.
He was noted for his saintly attributes, such as the care of children, his generosity, and the giving of gifts.
His feast on December 6 came to be celebrated in many countries with the giving of gifts.
By the twelfth century, Chistmas carols evolved into songs.
Several centuries later "wassailers" would go from house to house singing them.
He traditionally appeared in bishop's attire, accompanied by helpers, inquiring about the behavior of children during the past year before deciding whether they deserved a gift or not.
At the Reformation in 16th–17th century Europe, many Protestants changed the name of gift bringer to the Christ Child or Christkindl, which was Americanized to Kris Kringle, and the date of giving gifts changed from December 6 to Christmas Eve.
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The name Santa Claus comes from the Dutch "Sinterklaas", which means Saint Nicholas.
Nicholas was Bishop of Myra, in modern-day Turkey, during the 4th century.
Mary wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger (a feeding trough) because there was no room for them at the inn.