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Articles On Saint Nicholas . . .
St. Nicholas, Austria
Austrian Postcard
St Nicholas Center Collection
Reflections on Saint Nicholas 
 by Basil, Lord Runcie, Deacon Audrey Gonzales, St. Anselm, and more
The Law of the Gift
      Richard John Neuhaus
Tell Children about the Real Santa Claus
      Alan Smith,Bishopof St. Albans
I Saw Santa!
      Tim Goldrick
Yes, Virginia, there was a Santa Claus
      Nicholas Frankovich
Getting St. Nicholas Right
       Andrew Harvey 

St. Nicholas . . . and Santa
St. Nicholas . . . and Generosity and Gift Giving
St. Nicholas . . . and Compassion, Justice and Other Concerns 
St. Nicholas . . . and Icons

St. Nicholas . . . and Santa

How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus: One Theory
      interview with Jeremy Seal
      And why his charism of charity still resonates today
St. Nicholas Day reminds us of true Santa conscience 
      by David Crumm
      How has Santa changed?
God Among Us: Christmas Message
      by Katharine Jefferts Schori
      Even Santa Claus can be a star leading others to the stable
The Real St. Nicholas 
      by Lawrence Farley
      Three identifying characteristics
Can Jesus and Santa Get Along?
      by Alan Rudnick
      St. Nicholas can bring them together
St. Nicholas, Santa and the Elf on the Shelf
      by Kerry Trotter
      Two different ways of being watched
A Baptist Take on St. Nicholas
      by Terry Mattingly
      How a Southern Baptist, the Rev. James Parker III, views St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas is Coming to Town
      from The Christophers
      Santa and St. Nicholas, a perspective for parents
Reconsecrating Santa 
      by Nicholas Frankovich
      Is it time to take back St. Nicholas?
A Fraud of a Santa
      by Jay Akasie
      A new take on Santa from the New York Sun
We Need a Visit from the Real Saint Nicholas
      by Terry Mattingly
      Thoughtful essay on the role of Saint Nicholas and Santa in American culture and Christianity
St Nick Tells It Like It Is
      by Michael E. Brooks
      The best Christmas pageant—a real story from North Carolina 
 Remembering the real St. Nick 
      by Doug Mendenhall
      Keeping St. Nicholas helps keep Christ in Christmas
Bad Santa: How we turned Saint Nicholas into a symbol of greed  Updated!
by Giles Fraser
      Thoughts of Santa during Advent

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St. Nicholas . . . and generosity and gift giving

Getting to know good St. Nicholas
      by Tom Schaefer
The Pay-less Shoe Gift Shop & Hobbit Gifts
      by Edward Hays
      A reflection on gift-giving
Saint Nicholas and the Christmas Present 
      by Theo Caldwell
     The spirit of St. Nicholas in tough times

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St. Nicholas . . . and compassion, justice and other concerns

Christmas This Year
      by Booth Tarkington
      A reflection on St. Nicholas, inspired by a classic painting
A Saint Who Stopped an Execution
      by Jim Forest
      A reflection on Saint Nicholas and the death penalty
Santa Was in Prison and Jesus Got the Death Penalty
      by James Ridgeway & Jean Casella
      A reflection on principle holiday figures and current US incarceration
St. Nicholas: An Early Champion of Ending Hunger
       by Stephen H. Padre
       Patron saint for advocacy to end hunger?
St. Nicholas: What can I say, he was a beast
      by Peter Enns
      Discovery of the real St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Bishop of Myra
      by Robert Ellsberg
      December 6th entry from All Saints: Daily Reflections
History of St. Nicholas Feast Day
       by Beth Bevis
       Including a major difference between Nicholas and Santa Claus
Persecuted, Jailed, Passionate: That's my kind of Santa Claus
      by James Parker III
      A Baptist Take on Saint Nicholas
Goodbye Santa! Hello St. Nick! Or, how many slaves work for you?
      by Marty Troyer
      How much forced labor produces the things we buy and use?
Houston needs Saint Nick to fight Human Trafficking
      by Marty Troyer
      Saint Nicholas and saving women from exploitation
St. Nicholas, patron saint of the Occupy movement?
      by Joshua J. McElwee
      A saint with concern for those in need
Santa Was in Solitary and Jesus Got the Death Penalty Updated!
      by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway
      Shining a light in the darkness of solitary confinement

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St. Nicholas . . . and icons

A Meditation on the Icon of St Nicholas
      by Gregory Collins OSB
      Praying with the St Nicholas icon
Writing a Saint Nicholas Icon
      by Kate Sterner
      Reflections on the process of writing an icon, with pictures

Articles for Churches
      Ideas for parish celebration, children's sermons, and an adult discussion guide
Articles for Families
      Ideas for family St. Nicholas customs and activities

The Real St. Nicholas by John Bookser Feister
Nicholas of Myra: Friend of Children, Giver of Gifts, Climber of Chimneys, Etc. by James Kiefer
The Real St. Nick by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

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