Saint Nicholas is the role model for Santa Claus. He was a 4th century Greek saint admired for being kind and helping those in need, particularly children. He often gave gifts in secret so people would think the gift was from God. sometimes he walked with a small donkey carrying baskets filled with gifts. St. Nicholas day is a tradition brought to the U.S. by German settlers, who believed Christmas began December 6 when St. Nicholas arrived bringing gifts. We’ll be seeing a lot of Santa/St. Nick between now and Christmas. Celebrate St. Nicholas Day by passing on the spirit of Christmas to those in need.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16