He is one of the most iconic figures in human lore, the "right jolly old elf" who embodies the benevolent spirit of Christmas. In fact, Santa Claus (or, St. Nicholas, or Kris Kringle, or Sinterklaas, or Father Christmas, if you will) has had a rich, colorful history, dating back almost two millennia to what is now present-day Turkey. Now, with this special edition and just in time for the excitement of the holidays, you can trace Santa's journey, through all its twists, turns and iterations around the world, as he has enchanted and delighted children of all ages. There is magic in the myth that endures and evolves, generation after generation. Celebrate Santa, a beacon of light and hope in an often dark and uncertain world.