A dying wish fulfilled – 5-year-old dies in the warm embrace of Santa's magical hug

Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a 60-year-old Santa Claus impersonator, received a heartbreaking call from a hospital nurse. He told ABC News: “She goes, ‘There’s a little guy that’s about ready to pass. And he’s more concerned about missing Christmas than he is about dying,’” Schmitt-Matzen recalled. Schmitt-Matzen didn’t have to think twice about the request. He donned… Continue reading A dying wish fulfilled – 5-year-old dies in the warm embrace of Santa's magical hug

What did St. Nicholas REALLY look like? Science reveals the true face of Santa Claus

Scientists at a university in Liverpool recently unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas of Myra, the popular 4th Century bishop best known as the inspiration for the modern-day figure of Santa Claus. Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University’s Face Lab used a facial reconstruction system and 3D… Continue reading What did St. Nicholas REALLY look like? Science reveals the true face of Santa Claus

Blasphemous 'Santa vs. Jesus' board game featuring Virgin Mary and racy pictures sparks controversy

Two actors joined forces to create a stunningly inappropriate board game in the name of fun – but many have hailed the game as “blasphemous” and encouraging of ignorance. David McGranaghan and Julian Miller created the concept of an epic battle between Jesus Christ and Santa Claus – both of whom have traditionally vied for… Continue reading Blasphemous 'Santa vs. Jesus' board game featuring Virgin Mary and racy pictures sparks controversy

How many of these 10 little-known facts about St. Nicholas do YOU know?

In honor of St. Nicholas’ feast day, December 6, take a moment to see how well you really know the beloved saint. Every boy and girl knows Jolly Old Saint Nick, after all, he is the snowy-bearded, rosy-cheeked gift-giver children traditionally expect to visit them each year – but how many of us know him… Continue reading How many of these 10 little-known facts about St. Nicholas do YOU know?