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Thinking Aloud
Special Holiday Edition: Who is Santa Claus? with historian Paul Pixton
Paul Pixton teaches in the Department of History at BYU. For many years he has presented information during the holiday season about the evolution of the various Santa Claus and St. Nicholas traditions, delineating the way this beloved figure has made his way from the annals of history into the stuff of myth, legend, and fancy. The morphing of a man to saint, then saint to elf, is the focus of this Thinking Aloud interview.—Original airdate: 12/20/2006

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