Brad Kronen’s Book “Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius” Uncovers the Origin of Both Santa Claus & Jolly St. Nick!

In his book entitled “Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius”, Brad traces the origins of Santa Claus through various astrological, religious, and historic sources. The book’s culmination is when Brad makes a first of its kind astrological discovery about the life of the actual man whose numerous good deeds Santa’s essence is modeled after – a 3rd century Turkish bishop named Nicholas of Myrna.

The book also displays Saint Nicholas’ many acts of generosity through paintings made during the Middle Ages and Renaissance that unto themselves may convince even the staunchest of Scrooges that Yes, Virginia! There IS a Santa Claus.

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The Life-Affirming Lifeless Ones: The Ghosts of Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol”

Christmas isn’t all merely festive uber-jolliness and hyper ho-ho-ho-ing, you know. “The most wonderful time of the year” also deals with being scared out of one’s wits or at a bare minimum temporarily freaked out with sudden fear. Why else would a ghost story heavy with the psychological abuse of intense serial haunting be a rock solid foundational part of the Christmas tradition? This particular holiday piece takes a fresh new look at an old well-loved Christmas favorite by analyzing the key characters of the world’s most famous ghost story who are next to never given much thought outside of the parts they play – the ghosts from Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol”.

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