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Santa facts

Check out these sites and be part of the Christmas spirit



HO HO HO It's Santa Claus! PHOTO: KAMAL NARANG

Vacations, Christmas trees, yummy food and Santa Claus, the wonderful things children look out for during Christmas. Login to these sites and explore the magical world of Santa Claus.

History of Santa Claus

www.historychannel.com/exhibits/holidays/christmas/santa.html: Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus came into existence? Read about the legend of Santa Claus, which can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas, a man much admired for his piety and humanity, and a man who was known as the protector of children and sailors. Very interesting to read and also provides information on traditions that exist across the world.

Santa's secret village

www.northpole.com/: How do you like the idea of visiting Santa's Secret Village? Write to Santa, read stories, enjoy karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to colour - you can even put yourself or your child in a personalised story.

The elf school

www.claus.com/index.php: Elf school, elf buddies, elf school of fame, reindeer barn, toy workshop - don't they all sound exciting? Play games in Elf School, print your Honorary Elf Diploma, check your Naughty or Nice rating, and call it a Christmas with the funny Christmas recipes on this page.

Santa tracker

www.noradsanta.

org/en/default.php: Well, someone finally managed to find and keep the elusive Santa and his itinerary on track. Children no longer need to spend anxious moments on whether Santa is coming or not.

All they have to do is call the hotline number of NORAD and enquire about Santa's whereabouts.

Apart from this fantastic service of tracking Santa and his reindeers, this site also has some cool downloads and snippets about Santa Claus.

Classic Santa pictures

www.life.com/Life/

classicpictures/santa/: Have a glance at classic pictures of the most loved man on this globe. This page provides a glimpse of some enduring images of Santa Claus, in all his many guises. Delve deeper into the lives of the messengers of peace and happiness. These photographs transport you to the beautiful land of Santa Claus and offers an insight into the making of the Santa Claus. These set of nine photographs bring out the human side of Santa in a marvellous way.

L.S. ROHIT

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