Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hap- hap- happy


St Nicholas day. This St Nicholas above is making sure that he has enough bags of gold to save those poor unfortunate girls. He is keeping then safe by wrapping them in special paper, and has a reindeer to protect them from nefarious types.

It is strange to think how St Nicholas became a fat man on the roof. I suspect Coca-cola and Henry VIII. The first because of the colours, and the latter because Henry was a fat man who stole the roofs of monasteries and convents and the like.

St Nicholas, of course, just wanted to help those in need - not push carbonated drinks or the destruction of Christianity (well, the type founded by Christ anyway).

So merry St Nicholas day.

May your drinks be sticky, and you kings fat.

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