was a philanthropic Christian bishop in what is now Turkey in the 4th century who was famed for giving gifts.
Nine-year-old Sophie Robinson of Jarrow, South Tyneside, patiently queued to visit Santa's Grotto at the Bridges in Sunderland - only to be told by the Saint Nick
impersonator she shouldn't have bothered.
Santa's Workshop - Beautifully decorated Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths, and strings of lights, along with a fancy sleigh for jolly old Saint Nick
creates the perfect setting for a charity themed party.
So it was that for a third year running I surmounted my fears of obesity and bad skin by donning the red suit of Saint Nick
to play Father Christmas at a birthday party for a riotous assembly of four and five-year-olds - my daughter included.
But when a present is accidentally missed from the Yuletide delivery, the ageing Saint Nick
is at a loss as to what to do.
Enjoy a night of music with a special, surprise guest conductor, a reading by Ralph Dawkins, new vice principal of the middle school, of 'The Night Before Christmas,' and, as always, there will be a visit from good old Saint Nick
For those readers readying a response, I suggest a letter to Old Saint Nick
And, when all the excitement seemed to die down, good ol' Saint Nick
made an impromptu visit with bags full of more cookies to hand out.
Why should Saint Nick
offer his high-profile support to a football club that is hundreds of miles away from his Lapland base?
This cute deco will ensure Saint Nick
won't forget to leave you a heavy sack of goodies on Christmas morning.
It excludes the coverage, which is exactly what it did to good ole Saint Nick
These include Father Christmas, Saint Nick
, Pere Noel, Old Man Christmas, Kris Kringle and Baba Chaghaloo.
Q: What do you call Saint Nick
after he has come down the chimney?
Although Saint Nick
had been depicted by artists before, it was Leyendecker's covers of Santa--red suit, white fur trim and all--that cemented the popular image in the American consciousness.
In "The Christmas Party," a holiday number, bassist/organist Walt Martin pleads with Saint Nick
by way of spoken word: Santa Claus, he asks, This Christmas, don't let these friends go home/ Don't let the revelry end and don't leave me here/Alone Leithauser takes the reins for the chorus and actually says he feels tipsy, that he can't stand up.