To people all over the world, Christmas is a season of giving and receiving presents.
In some European countries, Father Christmas, or Saint Nicholas, comes into houses in the night and leaves gifts for the children. Saint Nicholas is represented as a kindly man with a red cloak and long white beard. Another character, the Norse God Odin, rode on a magical flying horse across the sky in the winter to reward people with gifts.
These different legends passed across the ages to make the presentday Santa Claus.