The Christmas we celebrate today around the world, whether in northern winter or southern summer, has its roots in many cultures and traditions.
Nancy Bird Walton preparing to fly a female Santa into north-west New South Wales in 1935.
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In Australia, between 1930 and 1950, women repeatedly stepped in to play the role of Santa. So the figure in the red suit could be gender neutral today.
Not sure if you’re paying the right price for your tree? The Hotelling equation modified by Faustmann can help.
A Protestant tradition with pagan roots, the Christmas tree is now a global phenomenon. It also reveals much about market economics, so let's climb on the sleigh and take a ride around this holiday item…
Who made him up?
The Santa myth tells us more about adults than children.
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Veganism is not a religion, and nor is belief in Santa Claus. So why are Christianity, Islam and Buddhism classed as religions?
Kids as young as seven have a good enough sense of logic to work out the truth and why it can be better to lie.