St. Nicholas in Digital Media

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DVDs especially for children
DVDs for adults and older children
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DVDs especially for children
  • A Classical Kids Christmas CD

    Hammond, Susan
    Classical Productions for Children Ltd., 2001
    Pickering, Ontario, Canada

    Over 30 traditional carols and holiday songs, with poetry; the chant from the songbook is included, but not the listed song "Jolly Old St. Nicholas." The chant information is disappointing.

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  • Where is Winky's Horse
    Waar is het Paard van Sinterklaas?

    BosBros Film-TV Productions; kaBOOM! Entertainment, Peace Arch Home Entertainment, 2007, 2009
    List $9.99
    DVD 80 minutes
    Family entertainment
    English, French

    Sequel to "Winky's Horse;" Winky is finally allowed to ride—what happens to Sinterklaas' horse Amerigo?

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  • Winky's Horse
    Het Paard van Sinterklaas

    BosBros Film-TV Productions; kaBOOM! Entertainment, Peace Arch Home Entertainment, 2005, 2008
    List $9.99
    English, French
    DVD 95 minutes

    Family entertainment

    Sweet story of young Chinese girl, Winky, who comes to the Netherlands. Everything is different, and hard, for her. Story tells of her introduction to Sinterklaas and her dream of having a horse.

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  • Nicholhouse

    Vago Studio, 2011
    Bari, Italy
    DVD 25 minutes
    Italian audio; English, Italian, Russian & French subtitles
    Trailer on Vimeo


    Beautiful animation tells the story of Saint Nicholas; English subtitles a bit uneven

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  • Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa

    CCC of America, 1989
    DVD 30 minutes
    Now in English, Spanish & French
    Ages: 4-8

    Animated story based on fact and tradition. A bit long for young ones.

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  • Saint to Santa: How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus

    Catholic TV Network/Pauline Books & Media, 2014
    DVD 36 minutes

    As kids are producing a zany TV show, St. Nicholas tells his story and more, with interjections from loud, boisterous puppets (some viewers may have difficulty understanding the puppets)

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  • Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving

    VeggieTales, Big Idea, 2009
    List: $14.98 DVD
    DVD 45 minutes
    Ages: 4-8

    Animated story features Veggie characters in a fanciful tale. The story, taking liberties with Nicholas' tradition, portrays a lost little boy who travels to find meaning only to return home where a classic selfish villain has taken over, prohibiting all kinds of gift giving. With usual Veggie humor and appeal, there is a nice emphasis on giving. This tale may encourage further investigation to find the real story of Saint Nicholas.

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  • Winky's Horse

    BosBros Film-TV Productions; Warner Bros., 2005
    CD hard-to-find
    Dutch film; English captions

    Family entertainment

    Sweet story of young Chinese girl, Winky, who comes to the Netherlands. Everything is different, and hard, for her. Story tells of her introduction to Sinterklaas and her dream of having a horse.

  • Saints for Kids: 32 Friends of Jesus

    Pauline Video, 2000, 2012
    List: $14.95
    DVD 2 hours 20 minutes total, the Nicholas segment is about 3 minutes
    Copyright 2000, 2012
    English, Spanish, Portuguese; English subtitles

    Ages: 6-9

    Introduces "Friends of Jesus," with a focus on Nicholas' broad care for people, especially children, and justice; makes the connection to Santa. Attractive, soft-colored illustrations. Comes with discussion and activity guide. This is my favorite Nicholas video for children.

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DVDs for adults and older children
  • Becoming Santa

    Featuring Jack Sanderson
    Cinema Libre Studio, 2011
    List: $19.95
    DVD 93 minutes
    For adults and children who have already figured things out

    This documentary tells about a man who lost the Christmas spirit and decided to try to recapture it by becoming Santa for one season. He bleaches his beard, buys a Santa suit and heads off to Santa school. Along the way Santa's story is told and St. Nicholas Center helps tell about the original St. Nicholas.

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  • Saint Nicholas: The Real Story

    Stuart Lachlan Bennett
    Vision Video, 2015
    DVD 55 minutes

    In depth look at the life and times of St. Nicholas. Scenes from the places he lived, expert commentary about historical and scientific discoveries, along with some of the saint's stories

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  • The Saints: Series One
    St. Nicholas: They called him the Wonder-Worker
    St. Nicholas, St. Haralambos, St. Anthony

    Ellinas Multimedia
    List: $19.95
    DVD 30 minutes

    Ages: 7-adult

    Orthodox priests and iconographers discuss the life and significance of St. Nicholas. Find out why he is the "real Santa," what happened at the Council of Nicaea, and much more.

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  • Charting Christmas

    Gary Wilkinson Productions, 2012
    DVD 41 minutes


    Documentary telling some of the stories and history of Christmas with particular attention to St. Nicholas and Santa Claus, Victorian influences, Advent, Christmas Day, and Nativites. Interview format with historians and theologians.

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  • In Search of Santa Claus: the truth behind a story you thought you knew

    Infinity Entertainment Group for Smithsonian Networks, 2009
    DVD 47 minutes

    Ages: youth-adult

    Documentary history, tracing the development of the legends, primarily focusing on Myra (Demre, Turkey), Bari, Italy, the Lido of Venice, St. Nicholas icon in Bertscheid, Germany, up through the examination of the relics in Bari and the Lido and the reconstruction of his face in 2004.

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  • Biography: Santa Claus

    A & E, 2005
    DVD 50 minutes


    History and development of Santa Claus; first section tells of St. Nicholas with the dowry story, seafarers and victims of injustice; emphasis on Clement Clarke Moore, Thomas Nast and the evolution of Santa's appearance, role in advertisement, movies, Santa letters and more.

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  • Santa Claus of Sint Nicolaas . . . ?

    HRmedia, 2004
    The Netherlands
    DVD 40 minutes
    Documentary with English audio; Dutch subtitles
    Made in cooperation with the Discovery Channel

    A look at Santa Claus traditions and development in Northern Europe (Finland & Sweden); Turkey, where St. Nicholas began; his tomb in Bari, Italy; ancient European traditions in Austria and Germany; and the development of the US Santa character.

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Apps and other digital media
  • A Visit From St. Nicholas and Other Merry Tales

    Berry, Maxine
    Luma Creative Ltd.
    Arcturus Holdings Limited, 2018

    Kindle edition

    Elementary age children & all ages

    Five holiday stories, including a nice Nicholas story, "St. Nicholas's Surprise."

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  • The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

    XIM, Inc., 2010
    Kindle edition

    Dowry story with some customs; cute illustrations; a few grammatical glitches, but useful in a limited way.

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