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Thread #54983   Message #1342243
Posted By: CapriUni
29-Nov-04 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Subject: RE: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
I knew you weren't really frustrated, LH. That's why I put the winky face up there.

The "Santas" would probably be using their official role as a cover to deal dope, falsify election results, trade in white (and other brands of) slavery, that sort of thing...

I always thought there was something fishy about that elf workshop...

Speaking of which, and getting back to the folklore angle: I think the first mention of the team of specifically 8 reindeer (and their names) dates back to that "Visit From Saint Nicholas," but what was the first reference to Santa's elves (in their modern form at least)?

Just wondering...