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St. Nick Around the World


Santa ’round the world
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Known by many names

In America, he is Santa Claus

In Pennsylvania
St. Nicholas was displayed
In his many forms

Santa Claus is also
St. Nicholas,
in the USA.
We have a song:
“Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,
lean your ear this way
Don’t you tell a single soul
What I’m going to say…”

Each depiction of Santa
in the Pittsburgh Santa Town display
showed a painting and a description
… and a bigger than life-sized model
of whoever St. Nick is in that country.
Here’s Netherlands.
Haiti
Isn’t she marvelous?
Middle East
Holy Man
Great Britain
Father Christmas – Spectacular!
Sorry ’bout the flash reflection!
St. Stephen- of Ireland
The beards were created by mops!!
Russia
Grandfather Frost – He was awesome!
Latin America
Viejo Pascero – Wonderfully colorful!
France
Pere Noel evidently always has a helper.
De says Pere Noel is really “Père Fouettard” –
Got that?
Italy (Can you read the descriptive words on the booklet page?)
Only a few of the “St. Nick” depictions were female
Norway
“Julesvenn” – gift bringer
Isn’t that beard magnificent?
China
Dun Che Lao Ren
Pittsburgh was decked out for Christmas.
It was before Thanksgiving!
The buildings declared the coming of the Christmas season.
We visited the Santa House…
…and had our picture taken with Santa Claus
Merry Christmas is coming!

Even if the display was “too early” in my estimation, if it had not been before Thanksgiving, we would not have been there to enjoy it and photograph it for you. I hope you enjoyed the display.

See ya tomorrow…
Gotta go continue writing my C’mas cards.

What are you up to today?
And which Santa- St. Nick – did you like best??

Christmas


No, it isn’t Christmas! But this is Day #3 in an A-Z  series as a follow-up to “What Makes Me Happy?” It was suggested that I choose one of those items per day and then use it as a topic for a blog. I thought that was a great idea. So, I’m doing it. Why does Christmas – and just the thought of it – makes me happy?

Christmas is Christ Mass

art background beautiful bright

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It ain’t about the presents

It ain’t about the toys

It ain’t about Santa Claus

And greedy girls and boys!

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It ain’t about the glitter,

Surprises under the tree,

Or what I chose for sister,

Or what she chose for me.

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It’s all about the Christ Child,

The One who came for me.

It’s celebrating Christ mass by

Giving, knowing He set me free.

.

I give because I’m grateful.

It ain’t no reindeer trick;

And all them elves at workshop

Make my stomach kinda sick!

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We’ve commercialized the Lord’s Day,

We’ve made it about us.

We’ve taken out the meaning.

I’m throwing quite a fuss!

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Yes, Christmas makes me happy

When I think of all the mirth

The Lord brought to our lives

By His Holy, saving birth.

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Keep the real meaning of Christmas

Alive in your heart each day.

Spread the love of Christ fully

In a Merry Christ mass way!

people on christmas tree at home during winter

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P.S.  Go to a free photo site and type in the word Christmas. Try finding a picture of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus.  See what I mean about the meaning of Christmas in our secular world! No, it’s not Happy Holidays!  What do you think about that??

 

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