"North Pole" and Christmas, Santa Claus

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Dec 20 18:10:53 UTC 2004

On Dec 20, 2004, at 9:54 AM, John Baker wrote:

>         Snopes does recognize that the issue is at least in doubt, at
> http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/donner.asp (an article about
> the names of Santa's reindeer).  The article that refers to the George
> P. Webster poem was last updated in February 2001, and it seems that
> Snopes was not yet aware of the case for Livingston's authorship.

a case is made in chapter 6 ("Yes, Virginia, There *Was* a Santa
Claus") of:

Foster, Don. 2000. Author unknown: On the trail of anonymous. NY: Henry

 i don't recall whether foster gets into the north pole issue.


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