Last updated on: 11/17/2020 | Author: ProCon.org

Footnotes & Sources

The background and pro and con arguments were written by ProCon.org staff based upon input from the following footnotes (directly referenced):

1. HarpWeek, "Santa Claus and His Works," harpweek.com (accessed Nov. 17, 2020)
2. US Army, "NORAD Continues Long Tradition of Tracking Santa Claus," army.mil, Dec. 23, 2016
3. History.com Editors, "Santa Claus," history.com, Feb. 16, 2019
4. Jamie Kageleiry, "Where Was the First Department Store Santa Claus?," newengland.com, Dec. 12, 2019
5. The Week Staff, "The History of Santa Claus: 7 Interesting Facts," theweek.com, Dec. 23, 2011
6. New York Sun editorial, Sep. 21, 1897
7. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Dec. 2014
8. Dean Burnett, PhD (neuroscientist), “Santa Claus Deniers: Why Do They Get So Much Airtime?,” The Guardian website, Dec. 11, 2014
9. Spy magazine, Jan. 1990
10. Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Santa Claus," britannica.com, Aug. 17, 2020