Is Santa Claus Italian?

Originally posted December 2013 on Prayers and Piazzas This question came up recently from 7-year-old Baby Girl as she was watching the animated movie Rise of the Guardians.  Alec Baldwin voices Santa Claus, who does speak with an accent, although I’m not sure it’s intended to be Italian. “Mom, listen to him!” she exclaimed, “Oh…

Is Santa Claus Italian?

This question came up recently from 7-year-old Baby Girl as she was watching the animated movie “Rise of the Guardians.”  Alec Baldwin voices Santa Claus, who does speak with an accent, although I’m not sure it’s intended to be Italian. “Mom, listen to him!” she exclaimed, “Oh ya, he’s definitely Italian!” May I interject here…