Who was Father Christmas? Was he a real person? Why does he wear a red suit and ride a carriage pulled by reindeer? This short video describes the origins of the Christmas festivities and the origins and evolution of the character of Father Christmas.
(Note:This has English subtitles.)
Thus, Santa Claus is symbolic of the seasonal ritual of giving gifts and togetherness. The gift of music is something we can all enjoy, and during this time of polarisation and disunity in the world it is good to use music to bring us together. This from Sabadell in Catalonia.
Every year the John Lewis Partnership - a British employee-owned department store, founded in the 1860s, produces a special Christmas advertisement. This year they worked with the pop star Elton John to show how a well-chosen gift can inspire a child.
We all give presents to family and friends. But it is also important to remember those who we may not know. This from Germany.