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Do you still believe in Santa?

Posted Dec 27, '12 at 4:54am

HahiHa

HahiHa

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Knight

It changes anyway from country to country. In mine the Samichlaus apparently clearly comes from St. Nicholaus, but I imagine the same figure in northern countries has more roots from pagan influence. Our Schmutzli (the dark companion, see here) however definitely comes from native folklore, and was integrated by Christianity.

 

Posted Dec 27, '12 at 8:31pm

Mars_1

Mars_1

5 posts

Why not believe in Santa?

That is the real question!

 

Posted Dec 27, '12 at 11:02pm

Drink

Drink

1,590 posts

sure i did when i was a little kid .. but i dont even remember how i found out he wasnt real but i seen a middle schooler who still believes in santa .. smh

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 12:17am

partydevil

partydevil

5,109 posts

Yes, though the character of Black peter is based on the Christmas demon.

never seen that link. i know how saint nicholas has turned into santa claus.
when was the christmas demon 1st mentioned and how was christmas celebrated back then?

"Do I doubt it" or is it "I doubt it"?

i'm not following you here.

Why not believe in Santa?

That is the real question!

there is logically allot wrong whit santa. i tend to use logic, so believing in santa is not a option.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 12:19am

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

Why not believe in Santa?

That is the real question!

there is logically allot wrong whit santa. i tend to use logic, so believing in santa is not a option.

Obvious joke was obvious. Surely you realized he was kidding. :P

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 12:39am

partydevil

partydevil

5,109 posts

Surely you realized he was kidding.

you never know whit new people... some very illogical things have passed since i browse this forum. and not all are actually mend as a joke.
hell i thought this whole topic was a joke. especially after the OP said he was 19. but we are on page 3 now and it somehow turned into a debate. xD

that is a joke on it's own. xD

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 8:42am

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,691 posts

Knight

never seen that link. i know how saint nicholas has turned into santa claus.
when was the christmas demon 1st mentioned and how was christmas celebrated back then?

not sure when the Christmas demon came about. I do know he steps from pre-Christian era Germanic traditions and may even step back to the ravens used by Odin. According to wiki he was included in the Christian winter celebrations sometime in the 17th century.

As for the link, Black Peter, a slave to Santa who's job it is to punish naughty children.
The Krampus aka Christmas demon, a slave to Santa who's job it is to punish naughty children.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 9:58am

partydevil

partydevil

5,109 posts

I do know he steps from pre-Christian era

it go's to far back. we can only assume where it might come from but we will never know. there is no actual link like we can see from saint nicholas to santa claus

Black Peter, a slave to saint nicholas

black peter a slave?
because he is black and nicholas is white?

black peter is black because he go's through the chimney. under the black they are white like everyone els. they are children that nicholas toke away to spain because they are naughty.

their job is to show nicholas that they have changed. and when they are they come back whit nicholas to make the children happy and to help him whit all the tasks he has. a old man alone can't do it. after they have done so they are allowed to go back to their family. or voluntary stay whit saint nicholas.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 12:08pm

omarzoco

omarzoco

17 posts

I don't believe in santa but I have some younger siblings a boy and a girl the boy is 10 girl is 6 so my brother and his friends are sitting there talking about how fake santa is with my sister right there so my mom scolded the boys and then I had to play with  them.

Don't really know why I wrote that but anyway there's a story so don't tell someone that believ's in santa that he's not real because you'll either get into a huge argument or they'll cry and be a baby.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 2:04pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,111 posts

Knight

Bad news guys, Santa's dead. I saw him crash in my back yard. He was too heavy after eating all those cookies and the reindeers couldn't carry the weight. He was killed on impact and my redneck neighbor shot the surviving reindeers.
He now has Rudolph's head above his mantle. :O
xD

 
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