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5 Things You Might Not Know About Santa Claus

Ward Anderson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Up on the rooftop, reindeer pause. Out jumps...well, you know who. Whenever Christmas gets close, children of all ages eagerly await the return of Santa Claus. Known by many names all over the world, Father Christmas is one of the most lasting figures in history. He's everything from a mythical father figure to a kick-ass salesman of soft drinks. Here are a few random facts about the jolly old one.

Canada's Top Themed Running Events

Marissa Schroder | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

They're the perfect antidote to the 5K blahs. Themed runs are popping up all across the country, offering runners a fresh, exciting and fun alternative to the local 5K race scene. From running on the ocean floor to being chased by zombies, we've compiled a list of Canada's most interesting, fun and festive races.

Why Is Santa A Lie But God Isn't?

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

NOTHING polarizes parents more than Santa. It is where religion, idealism and perfection of parenting clashes with more debate and bluster. My son Adam told me that a kid in his class is telling everyone that Santa isn't real. This boy happens to be of a culture and religion that does not do Christmas. Adam and I feel that no matter your beliefs, you have to respect other peoples beliefs, cultures and origins so I tend to get a bit upset when other parents don't feel the same way I do.

Elf-On-the-Shelf and Other Lies We Tell Our Kids

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

I am of the mind that parenting, when done correctly, involves delicately hopping over the line between imaginative play and outright deception. But man, does this time of year challenge even me. I'm not saying parents shouldn't indulge in the Yuletide traditions, old and new. But at this point, I'm not sure about how to handle the Santa thing once the hard questions come.

Santa To 3-Year-Old: The Leafs Suck

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada

A less-than-jolly Toronto Santa was sacked after telling a three-year-old the Maple Leafs suck, according to the Toronto Sun. Upon meeting the boy...

Santa, Don't Forget About Struggling Seniors

Arlene Adamson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Living
Arlene Adamson

Santa is a senior. My guess is he never had a defined benefit pension and needs the extra cash. He knows that although Canada has made great strides in eliminating seniors' poverty, too many of our older adults still live a low-income lifestyle, especially in major urban centres where costs of living are high. This Christmas season, I urge you to remember and reach out to the elders in your life.

I'll Admit it: I Use Santa to Keep the Kids in Line

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I've been using the power of Santa Claus for a few weeks now, and things are looking good. For maximum effectiveness, the use of Santa and his omnipresence is good for the window directly following Halloween until December 25. During this time, I enjoy the increased attentiveness, dearth of meltdowns and general calm that precedes Christmas day.

Santa Brings Cheer To Toronto (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Living

Crowds gathered to welcome a familiar holiday face back to Toronto at the Santa Claus Parade on Sunday. Photos show parade mainstays like Claus him...

Which Canadians Are On Santa's Naughty List This Year?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Living

Wondering what it takes to get on Santa's good side? Apparently, don't go into politics, and don't have anything to do with the NHL. "All the hocke...

#LesserKnownReindeer: Twitter Gives Santa More Helpers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

T'was the night before Christmas and all over the internet, Twitter users were stirring. This time it's users tweeting new names for some of Santa's u...

Layaway Bills Paid Off By Anonymous Donors

CBC | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Living

Anonymous donors in the United States are paying off the layaway accounts of strangers, buying the toys and games set aside by impoverishe...

Santa Expecting 20 Millionth Letter Through Canada Post

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada

The world's most popular pen pal Santa Claus is getting snowed under with mail.But jolly old St. Nick is thrilled with all the letters he's getting fr...

Santa Doesn't Exist: Adults Dashing Childhood Fantasies

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Living

SPOILER ALERT: Don't show this to your kids. Talk about crushing dreams. FOX Chicago news anchor Robin Robinson was under fire earlier this wee...

Santa Claus On Skype

CP | Linda Shearman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A Canadian holiday tradition for more than 100 years is coming to an end this year — no, Virginia, the little ones won't be lining up to s...

EXCLUSIVE SANTA SECRETS: How To Get Off The Naughty List!

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Living

Have you been naughty or nice this year? There's really only one man who knows for certain, and he lives in the North Pole, rides a sleigh driven by r...