The Santa we know and love today is more of modern notion than most people realize. When you look at many of the collectible Santa items dating back to Victorian times, there's a distinct difference in his appearance. There's a good reason for this, and it's where the history of Santa Claus comes into play. If a little history lesson would help you get geared up for the holidays, or you'd like to find out what the heck a belsnickle is, read Visions of Christmas Past. Being a Santa lover myself, it's one of my favorite features on the site!