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 St. Nicholas in Digital Media

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DVDs especially for children
DVDs for adults and older children
Apps and other digital media

DVDs especially for children
  • 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.

    Purchase from CCC of America

  • Nicholhouse

    Vago Studio, 2011


    Trailer on Vimeo

    Bari, Italy

    DVD 25 minutes

    Italian audio; English, Italian, Russian & French subtitles

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

  • 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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  • 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?

    Purchase from,,

  • Winky's Horse

    BosBros Film-TV Productions; Warner Bros., 2005

    Family entertainment

    CD hard-to-find

    Dutch film; English captions

    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.

  • Winky's Horse
    Het Paard van Sinterklaas

    BosBros Film-TV Productions; kaBOOM! Entertainment, Peace Arch Home Entertainment, 2005, 2008

    Family entertainment

    List $9.99

    English, French

    DVD 95 minutes

    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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  • 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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  • Lily and the Legend of Santa Claus

    Lisa Laird

    Pockets Full of Fun, 2012

    Elementary age

    List: $10.00

    DVD 28 minutes

    Ventriloquist, 2 puppets and Santa

    Lily is disgruntled because she didn't get her wish from Santa last year and has decided he isn't real. A visit from Santa tells the story of St. Nicholas along with a lesson in kindness and sharing.

    Purchase from Sioux Falls Santa

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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.

    Purchase from,,

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DVDs for adults and older children
  • 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

    Purchase from,,

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

    Infinity Entertainment Group for Smithsonian Networks, 2009

    Ages: youth-adult


    DVD 47 minutes

    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.

    Purchase from,,

  • 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.

  • The Saints' Gallery: Volume III: Saints for All Seasons
    Volume IV: Early Church Leaders

    Oblate Media, 1996, 2012

    All ages

    List: $19.99
    DVD with Vol. III & IV

    42 minutes, the Nicholas segment is about 5 minutes

    Vol. III: Mary, Queen of Saints, Saints Patrick, Nicholas Valentine, Mary Magdalen

    Vol. IV: Saints Peter, Clare of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, Paul

    Nice introduction, illustrated primarily with classic religious art

    Purchase from Videos with Values

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

    Ellinas Multimedia

    Ages: 7-adult

    List: $24.95

    DVD 30 minutes

    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.

    Purchase from Ellinas Multimedia

  • Bari: Il Santo La Festa
    Bari: The Saint, The Celebration

    Antenna Sud Edivision S.p.A.

    Bari, Italy, 2009

    10.00 €


    Italian with English voice-over and Russian subtitles

    Background on the saint, the translation, and the annual historical procession that is part of the Bari festival

    Purchase from antennasud

  • 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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  • 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 evoution of Santa's appearance, role in advertisement, movies, Santa letters and more.

    Purchase from,,

  • 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.

    Purchase from Gary Wilkinson Productions

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Apps and other digital media
  • The Fiercest Little Animal in the Forest:
    A St. Nicholas Story

    Reinhart, Terri; illustrated by Patrick Reinhart

    ZebraMinds, 2011

    $0.99 for either iPad, iPhone or Android

    Gentle St. Nicholas story, showing generosity and how helping others can change hearts; text with audio.

    Purchase Android from AppBrain

    Purchase from iTunes

  • 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.

    Purchase from,,

More Books About St. Nicholas
General St. Nicholas Books
Picture Books for Younger Children (and all ages)
Picture Books for Older Children
Books for Older Children
Saints Books for Adults
Saints Books for Children
Activity Books and Other Resources
Christmas Books with St. Nicholas
Related Books
Books in Other Languages
Children's Books in Other Languages

Digital Media

Church Year Resource Books for Families

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