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Santa's elves are often said to make the toys in Santa's workshop and take care of his reindeer , among other tasks. They were first introduced in literature by Louisa May Alcott in The Santa Claus character is much older, emerging in US folklore in the early 17th century from the historical figure St.
The association of Christmas presents with elves has precedents in the first half of the 19th century with the Tomte in Sweden and Nisse in Denmark, and St Nicholas himself is called an elf in A Visit from St. Nicholas The Christmas elf appeared in literature as early as when Louisa May Alcott completed, but never published a book entitled Christmas Elves. The image of the elves in the workshop was popularised by Godey's Lady's Book , with a front cover illustration for its Christmas Issue showing Santa surrounded by toys and elves with the caption, "Here we have an idea of the preparations that are made to supply the young folks with toys at Christmas time.
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Nicholas more commonly known today as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas , Santa Claus himself is described in line 45 as, "He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf. Nicholas in Sweden , the job of giving out gifts was done by the Yule Goat. By , the saint had become so well known that he could no longer be ignored.
In the United States, Canada, and Britain, the modern children's folklore of Santa Claus typically includes diminutive elves at Christmas; green-clad elves with pointy ears and pointy hats as Santa's assistants or hired workers. They make the toys in a workshop located in the North Pole. In recent years, other toys—usually high-tech toys like computers, video games, DVDs and DVD players, and even mobile phones—have also been depicted as being ready for delivery, but not necessarily made, in the workshop as well.
In this portrayal, elves slightly resemble nimble and delicate versions of the dwarves of Norse myth.
Family Film Christmas Tree Special: ELF
In European countries, Santa has differing helpers depending on the country. Crookes Community Cinema is very excited for you to join us among the real Christmas Trees to watch the iconic Christmas film, Elf. Read more Read less. Everyone welcome - this film is great for adults and children alike.
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