Did you know that Santa Claus moves at 650 miles per second on Christmas Eve? Or that he used to be a skinny bishop in the Middle East who placed candy in children’s shoes? Or that the modern-day version of Santa Claus was illustrated by the same person, Thomas Nast, who illustrated the Republican Party’s elephant?
Don’t worry, we didn’t either.
But since we’re spending so much time building personalized Christmas gifts for Santa, we wanted to understand more about the guy in the big red suit. Behold the knowledge that will take your Santa IQ from zero to a hundred in only two minutes of reading.