Children all over the world hang their stockings up in wild anticipation of Santa’s visit on Christmas eve.  Whether you call him St. Nick, Kris Kringle, or Santa Claus, there was a real St. Nicholas that started it all. He was a Greek Orthodox priest who was born in 280 AD, in the early days of Christianity. He was present at, and participated in the Council of Nicaea, where Christian bishops debated the tenets of the faith from which came the Nicaean creed, which Christians still recite today. So how did we go from St. Nicholas to Jolly Old St. Nick in a red suit, black belt and shoes and a snowy white beard? Bestselling Author, William Federer has the fascinating answers.