The Secret Santa

Revealing the Hidden History of Jolly Old St. Nicholas…and His ‘Elves

Statue in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Giovinazzo (Apulia), Italy • Privately owned 19th century Russian icon • 17th-18th century painting in the Basilica of St. Nicolas of Bari (Puglia), Italy • 14th century statue in a chapel at the Norman castle in Sannicandro, Bari (Puglia), Italy

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Paco Taylor

Writes about Eastern and Western pop culture, history, and art. Has bylines at NeoText, Nextshark, G-Fan, Comics Beat & Comic Book Resources | stpaco@gmail