The Origins of Santa Claus: A Rediscovered Biography
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 708 , Segment 5
Episode: Concealed Carry Bill, Lost Christmas Classic, The Nutcracker
- Dec 21, 2017
- 18:19 mins
Guest: Pamela McColl, Publisher, Grafton & Scratch Publishers Every superhero has an origin story. What about Santa? He circles the globe in a single night on a flying sleigh, delivering toys down the chimneys of good boys and girls. That’s pretty superheroic. What’s his backstory? Was he always jolly? Did he have a happy childhood? Nearly a century ago, a reporter named Sarah Addington decided to plug the gaps in our knowledge of Santa, with her illustrated children’s book called “The Boy Who Lived in Pudding Lane.” The boy is Santa. And spoiler-alert: Santa’s grandma is none other than Mother Goose.