Caitlin Doughty digs up the weird origin of Santa Claus, patron saint of prostitutes who brings dead children back to life, in this special Christmas edition of Ask a Mortician.
Everyone’s favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty, teams up with Elizabeth Harper from All the Saints You Should Know to ruin our modern idea of Santa Claus just in time for Christmas in this special holiday episode of Ask a Mortician.
Saint Nicholas, a Turkish bishop born around 270 AD, was known for giving money to poor families so their daughters didn’t have to be prostitutes.
At one point, according to legend, he also raised three butchered boys from the dead.
And now the bones of St. Nick, the historical inspiration for our beloved jolly fat man, can be visited in various locations all over the world. So yeah, he’s dead, and probably not coming down your chimney any time soon.