2. Santa Didn’t Have a Beard

Santa’s wasn’t always portrayed the way he is today. According to a book called “One Night Stands with American History,” 17th century Dutch settlers brought Santa to America’s shores and he was “tall, slender and very dignified” without his trademark long white beard. This is because he was based on the traditional Dutch winter figure, Sinterklaas.

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