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Allison, Christine, Yes, Virginia, there Is A Santa Claus (New York: Delacorte Press, 1992)

Butler, Alban, Lives of the Saints.

Campbell, Rev. Duncan, Hymns and Hymn Makers (London: A. & C. Black, Soho Square, Fourth Edition, 1908)

Charles, Barbara Fahs and J. R. Taylor, Dream of Santa: Haddon Sundblom’s Advertising Paintings for Christmas, 1931-1964 (New York: Gramercy Books, 1992)

de Voragine, Jacobus, The Golden Legend: Selections, Selected and Translated by Christopher Stace (London: Penguin, 1998).

Ebon, Martin, Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend (New York: Harper and Row, 1975)

Eusebius of Caesarea, Church History

Foley, Daniel J., ed., Christmas in the Good Old Days: A Victorian Album of Stories, Poems and Pictures of the Personalities Who Rediscovered Christmas (New York: Chilton Company, 1961)

Irving, Washington

A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (New Haven, Conn.: College and University Press, 1964) [Reprint of the Second Edition, 1812]; Introduction and Notes by Edwin T. Bowden, University of Texas. Volume 1  Volume 2

The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1819-20)

Jones, Charles W., Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bari, and Manhattan: Biography of a Legend (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978).

Jones, E. Willis, The Santa Claus Book (New York: Walker and Company, 1976)

Joseph, Robert, The Christmas Book (New York: McAfee Books, 1978)

Klimchalk, Joan, "Who is Santa Claus," Christmas Philatelic Club

Guptill, Arthur L., Norman Rockwell, Illustrator (New York: Watson Guptill Publications, 1946)

Hynes, Warren, "Mrs. Claus: the Inside Story," Staten Island Advance, December 24, 1998. [Story removed from the web site]

Nast, Thomas, Thomas Nast’s Christmas Drawings for the Human Race (New York: Harper and Row, 1971), with a new introduction by Thomas Nast St. Hill

Dover Publications of New York republished this volume under the title Thomas Nast’s Christmas Drawings in 1978, with a new introduction by Thomas Nast St. Hill. The format of this volume was different from that published by Harper and Row in 1971; Mr. St. Hill’s introduction differs from the Harper and Row edition, and the Epilogue in that version is omitted from the Dover Publications edition.

In addition, the Dover Publications edition includes three additional black-and-white drawings, plus three color drawings created by Thomas Nast which were originally included in the work Santa Claus and His Works by George P. Webster (New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1869). Santa’s suit is red fur, trimmed with white.

Nissenbaum, Stephen, The Battle for Christmas (New York: Vintage Books, 1996)

Oldham, Gabriella ed., Old-Fashioned Christmas Cards (New York: Dover Publications, 1989)

Paine, Albert Bigelow, Thomas Nast: His Period and His Pictures (1904, reprinted 1980, Chelsea House, New York)

Presley, Suzanne ed., Old-Fashioned Santa Claus Cards (New York: Dover Publications, 1990)

Rawlings, Kevin, "Christmas in the Civil War," Civil War Times

Rockwell, Margaret, A Norman Rockwell Christmas (New York: Metro Books, 2000)

Rogers, Maggie and Hallinan, Peter R., The Santa Claus Picture Book (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1984)

Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Book (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1977)

Spicer, Dorothy Gladys, 46 Days of Christmas (New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1960)

Wilson, Dr. Ralph F., "The Real St. Nick," Christian Articles Archive

"Chronology of Santa Claus," Christmas 2000 [Site closed]

"How Santa Arrived at the North Pole," Fifty-Six Archive, Historical Edition – April 1993

"How Santa Claus Came To Be," Worldbook

"The History Of Santa Claus," Geocities

"The Legend of St. Nick," and other Web pages from The History Channel

"The Life and Times of Santa Claus." St. Michael Orthodox Church

"The Origins of Santa" and other pages from Osmond Net

"The Origins of Santa Claus," "Santas Around the World," Christmas98.Com

"St. Nicholas," Catholic Online Saints

"St. Nicholas of Myra," Catholic Encyclopedia

"Saint Nicholas Visits Brewery Ommegang"

"Santa Claus and Related Traditions," GTE Net [Page removed from server]

Source for additional information concerning Virginia O’Hanlon:
The People's Almanac, pp. 1358-9.

Other Links Of Interest

Santa: The Real Story - Extensive Santa Claus site; includes a version in French: Père Noël: L'Histoire vraie

St. Nicholas: Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus.  Outstanding site.


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