Santa Claus

Thomas Nast Self Portrait

NJ Assemblyman Wants Thomas Nast Off Hall Of Fame Nomination List

His cartoons famously depicted Santa Claus and Uncle Sam, but there’s a move afoot to keep Thomas Nast out of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

12/14/2011

(credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

USPS’ ‘Operation Santa’ Seeking To Make Dreams Come True This Christmas

The program, which has operated for nearly 100 years, enables members of the public and charities to respond to letters from children that are addressed to Santa Claus.

12/13/2011

Santa Claus (file / credit: clipart.com)

Rockland County Teacher Accused Of Spoiling Santa For Young Students

As Christmas approaches and children look forward to the big day, there’s a teacher in Rockland County who took it upon herself to deal with the issue of Santa Claus. Now it’s become a controversy.

12/01/2011

David McKell - Long Island Santa (credit: CBS 2)

Angie Carpenter Accuses Steve Bellone Of Playing Politics In ‘Santagate’

Babylon town supervisor and Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone stepped in last week to save Santa Claus from budget cuts.

11/07/2011

David McKell - Long Island Santa (credit: CBS 2)

Babylon Town Supervisor Writes Check After Cutbacks Threaten Appearance Of Suffolk County Santa

Every year, the Saint James General Store is transformed into a picturesque Christmas village, complete with a real life Santa Claus. The store is partially funded by Suffolk County tax dollars, and cutbacks meant Santa’s contract was canceled.

11/04/2011

Dave McKell as Santa (credit: Handout)

Steve Bellone Steps In To Save Suffolk County Santa Claus

Dave McKell, 83, who has played Santa Claus at the St. James General Store for the past nine years, was let go because of Suffolk County budget cuts. Today, McKell found out he won’t have to put his Santa suit away after all.

11/04/2011

A screenshot of NORAD's Santa Tracker - Dec 24, 2010

Where’s Santa? NORAD Tracks Jolly Old St. Nick

Tracking Santa’s travels is a celebrated tradition at the North American Aerospace Command, and it unfolds Friday for the 55th year.

12/24/2010

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is seen outside St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY - Apr 4, 2010 - Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Archbishop Promotes Self To Santa Claus For Kids

Looking ever so jolly, Archbishop Timothy Dolan played Santa Claus sitting in a corner handing out gifts wrapped in red paper to needy kids at St. Cecilia’s on 106th Street.

12/23/2010

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Cashman Repelling Down Landmark Building With Santa Claus

Brian Cashman will be accompanying Santa Claus on a 350-foot descent down the side of the Landmark Building in Stamford, Connecticut, Stamford Downtown Special Services District announced on Tuesday.

WFAN–11/30/2010

Santa School

Santa’s Mailbox Now Open For Kids On Long Island

Children could come to any one of Nassau County’s parks, including Eisenhower Park in East Meadow to drop off their letters to jolly St. Nick.

11/26/2010

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