You got bugs!
Dude, I just spend 25 minutes writing a really cool answer to shit, and then you site timed-out or burped or something, and I lost all my work. I’m not doing it again.
Christian Missionaries created Christmas to take the place of pagan Winter Equinox celebrations, bc that was the hardest thing to make pagans give up when converting them.
St Nick was originally a legend from Turkey who inherited a lot of wealth and gave it away. I had a big part with Constantine in here, but i’m not typing it again.
The Dutch then celebrated Xmas the most (Sinter Klaas) and this is how it got popular in the US in NYC (New Amsterdam) in the late 1700s.
The Americans then ran away with it and it hasn’t stopped.
The reindeer names came from the Dutch as well, Dunder and Blixem (Donner and Blitzen) mean Thunder and LIghtning. Story from late 1800s.
Fix the bug where this box times out, otherwise a lot of people who answer questions aren’t coming back!
I’ll try to post some stuff later.