Santa Clause, sometimes simply known as Santa, is a legendary and mythical figure with folkloric and historical origins. In many western cultures, he is believed to bring gifts for good children on the night of December 24. He is traditionally known to live in the North Pole with his reindeers and a large group of magical elves. He keeps a list of all the children in the world and categorizes them into two groups – naughty and nice – based on their behaviour throughout the year. The nice children receive candies and toys on Christmas Eve while the naughty ones do not get anything. However, in certain European countries children receive present from Santa on December 6, St. Nicholas’ Day.
Santa clause is commonly described as a bearded old man in red and white clothes wearing a red hat, sometimes with spectacles, who travels in a flying sleigh pulled by nine reindeers. This modern figure of Santa was originally derived from the Dutch holiday figure Sinterklaas. The modern-day Santa often appears on various kids’ products and has become a very popular subject for coloring pages. Santa coloring pages make excellent holiday crafts as they help kids get into the Christmas spirit while having fun with colors.
These coloring pages also remind children to be good so that they can receive gifts from him on Christmas Eve.