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Thread #54983   Message #853238
Posted By: CapriUni
24-Dec-02 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Subject: RE: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
"Furry" green man somehow conjures up memories of back East mold and mildew in my house...nature's bounty?!**BG**

Well, from the mold's point of view, sure! Why Not? Don't they have a right to bountiful merriment, too? ;-)

Though, actually, the "furry" in this case refers to animal furs, as in that line from "A Visit From Saint Nicholas":

He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot

The "Pelz" in Pelznichol stems from the same root as "pelt".