The holiday season has come and gone. It brings joy and happiness to millions of people around the world. Miracles happen and dreams are made all in the name of Father Christmas. Unfortunately, the name that has symbolized the holiday season since the beginning of time may be on its last leg.
We are in an era where society is constantly challenging the norms. Take gender fluidity, for example. Society has now accepted that a person does not have to settle for one gender identity at a time.
There are a lot of people who feel the name Father Christmas does not fall into that category of acceptance. People feel that the name should be changed to Person Christmas. But there are also people who feel that if they rename it, it will be a threat to their way of life.
You’re probably wondering how a simple name change can affect someone’s life. In order to understand that, you need to know the origin behind Father Christmas. Father Christmas is another name for Saint Nicholas, which is known as Santa Claus for younger children.
What you may not know is that Father Christmas is a completely different person. The term Santa Claus originated from the Dutch settlers. They would tell stories of SinterKlass, which is the Dutch name for St. Nicholas. He would give toys to little boys and girls.
St. Nicholas dates back to the 3rd century AD. He was a Bishop of Myra, which is in Turkey. He would go out of his way to travel in his red bishop’s robe and give gifts to the poor.
Unfortunately, the media has taken this context and created Santa Claus. They view him as a chubby old man who dresses in his red outfit and delivers presents to kids all over the world. So if you decide to change the name Father Christmas, you are trying to take a true story and changing it because of the media.
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