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# Santa Claus

Last year
2022
# santa tracker
How to track Santa's trip around the world tonight
He’s on his way as we speak!
# Culture Magazine
Sink your Claus into the story of Saint Nicholas and his burial site in Kilkenny
The fascinating history of the figure who inspired Santa Claus and his final resting place in an Irish medieval burial grounds
All time
# santa tracker
Here's how to track Santa's trip around the world tonight
It’s the night before Christmas…
# Christmas Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Santa and festive figures from around the world?
The big man goes by many names and faces.
# good news
'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas
Sinn Féin’s John Brady posed the question to Minister Simon Coveney as it is “playing on the minds” of children across the country.
# Relic
Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'
“It is exciting to think that these relics could in fact be genuine.”
# factcheck
FactCheck: Can Santa really deliver all the world's presents in one night?
Before you leave out your carrots and mince pies, check out the evidence.
# siblings
Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle in your family?
Do you think adult families should concentrate on buying each adult sibling one decent Christmas present rather than everyone buying for everyone?
# back to reality
Do parents get excited about Christmas, just for the chance to relive their own childhood?
A new report in The Lancet claims that parents can be guilty of ignoring “the harshness of real life”.
# Your Say
Poll: Does Santa wrap presents in your house?
He seems to go along with each family’s traditions but what was yours?
Voices
Hypocrisy: Should atheists lie to their children about Santa Claus?
Is it wrong to encourage Santa Claus stories, or is this what Christmas is all about, asks Grace Vaughan.
# he's a wery dud santy
The Denny 'He's a wery dud Santy' ad is the loveliest Christmas ad of them all
:’)
# where's rudolph
This Dublin bus driver delighted his passengers today by dressing up as Santa
Drivin’ home for Christmas…
# Green Light
Red nose? Green light: TDs clear Santa to enter Irish airspace
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can agree on one thing, at least.
# Diplomatic Relations
Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras
President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed hundreds of families to the Áras on Saturday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.
# Santa or Santy
'Santy' is the correct name for Santa Claus and we should all just agree this Christmas
We can all get along.
# Welcome home
The Dublin Airport Santa has taken up his position in Terminal 2 and people are excited
The most photographed person in the airport by a mile.
# jingle all the way
Everybody reckons the M&S Christmas ad (featuring a very glam Mrs Claus) beats John Lewis'
A side to Santa’s missus that we certainly haven’t seen before.
# we're gonna need a bigger sleigh
The world's largest Christmas stocking is truly, ridiculously massive
Yes, but have you started your shopping yet?
# i know him
What it's like to live in Santa Claus, Indiana - the world's most Christmassy town
We spoke to some residents of the town where it’s 25 December every day of the year.
# Green Light
It's almost time - Santa Claus cleared to fly in Irish airspace
The big man has confirmed all of the boys and girls in Ireland are on his nice list this year.
# old saint nic
VIDEO: Santa Claus has a Christmas message for our readers
It’s almost time…
# christmas past
WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
Best day ever.
# krampus
Just a bunch of kids, being terrified by Santa, in slow motion
Happy Christmas Eve!
# disaster averted
The forgotten story of Peter Paul Dolata and the worst Christmas ever
Meeting Santa can be a terrifying experience for children, but this time, an even bigger nightmare was avoided.
# unsportsmanlike conduct
The legend of Frank Olivo, and the day they threw snowballs at Santa Claus
A terrible year, a miserable day, and a Christmas legend in the City of Brotherly Love.
# the man himself
'Santa's out there … You may never see him, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t exist'
TheJournal.ie recently sat down with the world’s most in demand person – well, one of them anyway.
# middle finger emoji
This little girl wrote a hilarious note after her parents told her the truth about Santa
“You have no idea what you just did.”
# what's santy bringing you
Irish people, what do you call Santa Claus -- Santa or Santy?
Help settle the debate.
# Festive
Santa pees on ISIS in American Christmas lights display
In happened in Limerick. Not that Limerick.
# you better watch out
15 children who are scared sh*tless of Santa
It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeearrrr!
# Take a Break
Santa uses sign language to make sure he gets this toddler's wish list
Take a break and watch the moment here.
# naughty list
Norwegian newspaper apologises after announcing Santa's death
The paper posted an obituary on its website claiming Mr Claus passed away, aged 227.
# Act Of Kindness
This Santa went above and beyond to hear a Christmas wish from a little boy with autism
Santa is the best.
Santa wants to remind all the Irish boys and girls to get their letters in early
Santa said all the elves are working really hard to get the gifts ready for Christmas Eve.
# Bah Humbug
Santa Claus has filed for bankruptcy
We have 126 days.
# dammit karl
Someone on Morning Ireland said there was no Santa and Irish parents freaked out
Won’t somebody think of the children?
# santa's here
This little boy's delighted reaction to Santa's visit is what Christmas is all about
He just can’t believe Santa left footprints.
# Christmas
Open Thread: What was the best Christmas present you ever got?
Your first bike, GI Joe and Sindy’s Dreamhouse… what was yours?
# bucket of cheer
It's not all turkey and Santa... Try some other Christmas traditions from around the world
For starters, there’s the ‘s**ting log’ and a finger-lickin’ bucket of cheer.