I know it's still a couple of months before Christmas but here's a story about the history of Santa Claus. He is known as Saint Nicholas, St. Nick, Sinterklaas, Père Noël, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, and many others. He is a beloved and deeply cherished figure who is loved for his charity, goodwill and benevolence.
The article is written by Chris Newsom, owner of the well-known site Real Ugly Christmas Sweaters. The article is thorough, up-to-date, and interactive.