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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New York Santa Claus Conte$t Answer

In last week's contest, we were looking for the 19th century literary New Yorkers who helped shape the modern image of Santa Claus.

They were: Washington Irving, who detailed (and adapted) Dutch portrayals of Saint Nicholas in "A Knickerbocker's History of New York"; Clement Clark Moore, a Professor at the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in New York, widely credited with the authorship of "A Visit From St. Nicholas", a.k.a. "The Night Before Christmas"; and Francis P. Church, author of the "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" editorial for the New York Sun.

(We accepted "the guy who wrote..." for each of these works, being more interested in the works than the authors.)

The randomly-selected winner is Stefanie N., who gets a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music.

A new contest every Friday!

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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