The story of the true St. Nicholas is a beautiful picture of the giving that Christmas is really about- instead of the fretting and getting that the American Santa now represents. St. Nicholas represents the giving heart of our Heavenly Father, Who doesn’t give switches and rods but Who always gives only good gifts.
The greatest gift of all is the gift of Jesus Christ to us from God the Father. Jesus is our hope, redemption and victory. He is our advocate with the Father, our blood-covenant Friend Who will never leave nor forsake us. In Him, we have the joy of living a heavenly life on earth.
He is the meaning of Christmas. “Christ mass” means “anointing celebration.” It’s the celebration of “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power…” It’s the celebration of how the anointed Jesus “…went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil…” (Acts 10:38). It’s the story of our triumphant Savior-Jesus, the Christ-the King of kings and Lord of lords! Now, that’s a Merry Christmas!
(for full article http://www.cfaith.com/index.php/blog/36-articles/christmas/15603-the-real-story-of-st-nicholas)