Thursday, December 28, 2006

Day 28: Precursor to Santa Claus

Had friends over this evening for homemade apple crisp and a round of Spite & Malice. During the course of conversation, we began talking about the origins of Santa Claus.

In the spirit of finding answers, I found this information about Saint Nicklaus.

And, as the conversation also included a discussion of Nicklaus' sidekick in the Austrian version of St. Nicklaus, here is information about Krampus.



Anonymous said...

Try this for a tangy twist to apple crisp.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Clay Coyote: Excellent! Thank you for this. I think I'll try it this weekend, when I have my family over for dinner.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Der Krampus! I had forgotten! Thanks for the jaunt down memory lane!