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Chinese..... because all the toys are made in China.

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Madison Avenue, so from the State of NY.in the USA

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@RoughDraft wrote:

 

If we're talking about the original St. Nicholas, he was born in Asia Minor in the part of the Roman Empire that is now Turkey.

 





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Santa is loosely based on St Nicholas who was Turkish in real life. He was a priest who  inherited a great deal of money but gave it all to the needy.

Back in those days when families were starving they would sell their daughters into slavery and there was a case where a farmer was about to do just that. On the last night at home the daughters washed their dresses and socks and hung them to dry in front of a window and went to sleep. During the night St Nick filled their socks with gold so then they did not have to be sold.So the tradition of the stockings being filled at Christmas started, and father nicholas became St Nicholas.

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When we lived in Germany we took the kids to St. Nick to sit on his lap.  Purple robes.  Dec 6 ,(going on old memry here) they put their shoes out for treats.  In France it was Pere Noel.

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