The Legends Collection
These 18 gift bringers depict the evolution of Santa Claus, from before Christianity, to our present day Santa and the many legends in between. Your imagination will be captured as you discover the evolution of Santa Claus, from before Christianity when the Winter Solstice was the mid-winter celebration led by a shaman, to Santa as we know him today. Each one bears a tag revealing its legend.
Each 'thumb nail' image is a link to a full view of the Santa and its corresponding legend.
Shaman in buckskin 
 with fur vest and antlered headress Shaman in buckskin 
 with fur vest and antlered headress St. Nicholas in bishop's attire St. Nicholas in bishop's attire. Knecht Ruprecht in dark clothing and furs Knecht Ruprecht in dark clothing and furs
"Shaman"
sold, order for 2017
"St. Nicholas"
sold, order for 2017
"Knecht Ruprecht"
sold, order for 2017
Pelznickel all in  furs Pelznickel all in  furs Christkindl with blond hair and long white gown a small child with blond hair and long white gown Black Peter in 16th C. Spanish attire Black Peter in 16th C. Spanish attire
"Pelznickel"
available
"Christkindl"
sold, order for 2017
"Zwarte Piet"
sold, order for 2017
La Befana in long skirt and cape La Befana in long skirt and cape Baboushka in long skirt, jacket and shawl Baboushka in long skirt, jacket and shawl Ded Moroz in a blue fur trimmed coat Ded Moroz in a blue fur trimmed coat
"La Befana"
sold, order for 2017
"Baboushka"
available
"Ded Moroz"
available
Father Christmas in fur trimmed full red coat Father Christmas in fur trimmed full red coat Santa Claus 1808 in red jacket and wide brimmed hat Santa Claus 1808 in red jacket and wide brimmed hat Weihnachtsmann in long dark green coat Weihnachtsmann in long dark green coat
"18th C. Father Christmas"
available
"Santa Claus 1808"
sold, order for 2017
"Weihnachtsmann"
available
Tomten in a red cap and long white beard Tomten in a red cap and long white beard victorian Santa in red victorian Santa in red Pere Noel in hooded long 
red coat Pere Noel in hooded long 
red coat
"Jultomten"
sold, order for 2017
"Victorian Father Christmas"
sold, order for 2017
"Père Noël"
sold, order for 2017
A stout Santa in a short jacket, pants and stocking cap A stout Santa in a short jacket, pants and stocking cap North American Santa in fur
 trimmed red suit A stout Santa in a short jacket, pants and stocking cap
"Thomas Nast Santa"
sold, order for 2017
"North American Santa"
sold, order for 2017

Please Note ~

  • Sizes are approximate.
  • Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery of your order.
  • Materials may vary slightly depending on availability.
  • 'Faux' fur and Ultrasuede® may be substituted for natural fur and leather if desired.
  • 28" (71 cm) santas are purchased by order only, with a deposit of $100 unless otherwise indicated
References

Jerry Bowler, The World Encyclopedia of Christmas
Jerry Bowler,Santa Claus, a Biography
Tony Van Renterghem, When Santa Was a Shaman