York, Pennsylvania, USASt. Nicholas Day
For many years St. Nicholas Day is a turn-around at St. John Chrysostom. Children bring gifts for St. Nicholas, who does the receiving. The gifts are later distibuted through local social service agencies. The good saint told the priest, "I can see you've been teaching the children to love others by giving to the poor." One parishioner commented, "It is definitely a good message to the children because they so often hear Christmas is about getting, getting getting."