The dark history of Santa Claus and why Christians shouldn’t celebrate Christmas

Christmas has become the most celebrated holiday practiced by millions of people around the world. It is a symbol that is inspired by the life of Jesus, and it is celebrated by both believers in Christ and non-believers. However, there are people who, by their actions, hold Santa Claus in a higher regard than Christ during Christmas. I believe these people are unaware that Santa Claus, their Christmas icon, has a dark past. After extensive research from various scriptures and books, the purpose of this article is to uncover the dark history of Santa Claus and how he came to be.

The Origins of Santa Claus

Thousands of years ago, Baal and Tammuz, two ancient pagan deities, were worshipped by the Moabites under the names Chemosh or Molech. The worship remained the same, despite the names changing over the years. In ancient Moab, there was a public child mass celebration during the winter around December 25th, in the form of a public ritual sacrifice. Parents would make a list of things they wanted to happen the next year, and then they would sacrifice their children, who were born that year, to their god, Molech, in the hope that their prayers would be answered.

35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

Jeremiah 32:35

The Pagan god Molech and Mithra

During the ritual sacrifice, the priest of chemosh would build big fires inside the hollow metal idol of the god, chemosh. Then, the priest would collect the children from their parents and place them on the lap of the hot metal idol Chemosh as a form of sacrifice. Since that metal would be hot as a furnace, the children would then burn with their voices screaming to the heavens. The idol god Molech also wore a hat that is similar to what Santa wears, and one that the pagan god of the sun, Mithra, wore.

Pay close attention to both hats

The Moabites would offer their screaming children to the lap of the metal statue of Molech, in the hope that this would please their idol god and grant them their desires for the following year. The scene turned into a bloody mess, with the screams of helpless children echoing throughout the entire surrounding.  So many children were sacrificed and later died from burn injuries on the metal statue of Molech.

31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.

Jeremiah 7:31

The Most High God warned against using children as sacrifice to false idols.

21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 18:21

An obvious connection between Molech and Santa Claus

Today, that part of ritual sacrifice might have changed, but there is still a similarity. During the Christmas season, people all around the world take their children to sit on the lap of a stranger called Santa Claus, whom their infant kids don’t know. Children are usually afraid to sit on Santa’s lap, and if you notice, they usually start screaming during the process. It is still a mystery why children cry when Santa holds them. I think that, as a result of their heightened senses, infants probably sense a demonic entity when they encounter someone dressed as Santa. 

Read more: 11 Proofs that every child is born into this world for a special purpose

Here is another scripture condemning this abominable stranger

Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?

“I have trodden the wine trough alone,
And of the people there was no one with Me.
I also trod them in My anger
And trampled them in My wrath;
And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,
And I stained all My clothes.

“For the day of vengeance [against ungodliness] was in My heart,
And My year of redemption [of those who put their trust in Me—the year of My redeemed] has come.

Isaiah 63:2-4

After a few years, once the child has grown up, they will begin to see Santa as a cheerful and generous giving deity of prosperity, the same way the ancient Moabites looked at Chemosh or Molech. 

If you carefully examine the lyrics of ‘Santa Claus is coming to town,’ you will discover that he may be connected to Chemosh or Molech.

You better watch out
You better not cry

You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He’s making a list
He’s checking it twice
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
And he knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good, for goodness’s sake

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
‘Cause Santa Claus is coming to town
Oh, let’s go

Now, he sees you when you’re sleeping
And he knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good, for goodness’s sake

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming
I mean the big fat man with the long white beard
He’s coming to town

Song Lyrics by Michael Bublé

From that song, you can tell that Santa knows when you are sleeping and when you are awake. In actuality, this makes him the all-knowing and immortal. He puts together a list of things for the good and the bad children. Not only that, but he also gives gifts to the good children and sends lots of coal to the bad children. This is similar to the flames on the metal statue of Molech. Santa is also known as a deity who answers children’s prayers and petitions. He travels on a magical chariot with , similar to the pagan sun god, Mithra. In short, Santa has become a god of prosperity who is worshipped and respected by people all over the world.

Today, more kids look up to Santa Claus than Christ the Messiah. Many children are misled into believing that gifts and prosperity come from Santa, which makes him a deity of prosperity, just as the pagans viewed their god, Molech. Children believe things that look good to them because they’re innocent. When a child is young, their minds are drawn to fancy things. 

Exposing a child to an evil illusion will have a negative impact on their future outlook. This is how the worship of Santa Claus and the decoration of Christmas trees has become a tradition in many homes. It was handed down from generation to generation. This is entirely the fault of the modern-day church, which has played a part in winning souls for Satan through Pagan festive holidays. I will provide you with further information as we progress.

The Dark truth about Santa Claus and his Accomplice

In some cultures, Santa is often depicted as an elf. The Ancient Celts viewed elves as simply another kind of witch or wizard, and considered them to be teachers of the dark arts. Let’s take a look at what some scholars have said about elves, starting with the 1828 Webster’s dictionary.

An Elf is a wandering spirit; a fairy; a hobgoblin; an imaginary being which our rude ancestors supposed to inhabit unfrequented places, and in various ways to affect mankind. Hence, in Scottish, elf-shot is an elf-arrow; an arrow-head of flint, supposed to be shot by an elf; and it also signifies a disease supposed to be produced by the agency of spirits.

Websters Dictionary 1828
Nicholas as an elf

Helena Blavatsky, a satanist and new age guru, also stated that:

“Elves are “disembodied spirits”,
used in “magic and sorcery” and are
“the principal agents in séances.”

H.P. Blavatsky,
Isis Unveiled, Vol I, p. 262

Dr. Kurt E. Koch, a Protestant theologian and writer, wrote that:

Elf – If a person wants their help,
he must apply to their chief, the devil
himself. The idea that these spirits
are demonic in origin is in accordance
with the Bible.

Dr. Kurt Koch, Occult ABC, p. 82, 83

According to American author, Cathy Burns:

Elf: ‘A small, often mischievous creature
considered to have magical powers.’ Although
some of these creatures may appear cute on
the surface, all of them are nonetheless
demonic entities that have their origin
in the occult world.

Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult
   Symbols Illustrated, p. 77

In countries such as Holland, Austria, Germany, Italy, and some others in Europe, Santa Claus is known by his original name, Sinterklaas or Sint-Nicolaas. In the 1500s, Sinterklaas was to referred to as a kind old man who gave gifts to children.

He flew on a magical chariot and was usually accompanied by a helper called Krampus.  Throughout Europe, there are variations of Sinterklaas. Some versions have Sinterklaas riding on a flying goat, while others have him riding on a horse. Regardless, he is always accompanied by dark helpers, referred to as the Krampus. 

The Krampus is a half-goat, half-man demon that accompanies Sinterklaas every year to frighten naughty children and possibly take them to hell.

Years later, Sinterklaas was Christianized as the saint Nicholas, who was supposedly based on the saint of Myra in Turkey. If you have been good, Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas will bring you a present on his birthday, but if you have been bad, his Krampus would either abduct you or beat you with sticks. Saint Nicholas became the gift-giver, while Krampus was the one who caused pain.

According to ancient folklore, Saint Nicholas is said to have captured Satan and referred to him by various names, such as Krampus, Knecht Ruprecht, Beelzebub, or the Black Peter.

Over time, some cultures stopped using the name Sinterklaas entirely and kept only Weihnachtsmann, which means Santa Claus in Germanic languages.

In some cultures, Santa Claus is also rumoured to be Satan himself, who is the Krampus. You may want to take a look at some pictures and videos of various festivals in Europe, the pagan capital of the world, that celebrate Krampus, the Christmas Devil of Alpine Europe.


These images and videos clearly illustrate the satanic origins of Santa Claus, who is Sinterklaas, and his goat-headed demons, who are called Krampus. 

In my previous article, I did explain how the goat-headed one represents Satan, the temporary god worshipped in both paganism and Satanism. He is known as Baphomet, the god of many of your celebrities and superstars. Occasionally, he is depicted with the horns of the goat or the reindeer. Krampus, who has his festival during Christmas, is identical to Baphomet. Baphomet, in turn, is identical to Satan.

Baphomet, also known as Satan, is the same as Krampus

Saint Nicholas aka Old Nick

Some Christians still believe that Saint Nicholas was a saint, but the second Vatican council convened in 1962 made a declaration that no Roman Catholic Bishop by the name of Nicholas ever existed. The Vatican demoted St. Nicholas, and Catholics are not obliged to honor him on his special day any more. Sadly, even after this revelation from the Catholic Church, the character of Saint Nicholas continues to be Christianized.

St. Nicholas, better known as Old Nick

The name Nicholas dates back thousands of years, to the time of Christ. According to the Book of Revelation, the Most High God despised Nicholas so badly that he revealed that Nicholas was a deity for a sect group called the Nicolaitanes. This verse from the Bible should clarify some things.

So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Revelation 2:15

If you look into the meaning of the word ‘Nicolaitanes,’ you will understand that it means ‘followers of Nicholas.’ In Greek, Nicholas is known as Nikolaos. If we deconstruct it, we can see that Nikos is a Greek given name which means ‘Victory.’ Laos is the Greek word for ‘People.’ This would give you the translation that the Nicolaitanes were the people who won victory for Nicholas. The Nicolaitans were a sectarian group of people who existed thousands of years ago. They were known for eating things that had been offered to idols for fornication, and their main leader was Nicholas, who is known today as Santa Claus. This is most likely related to the origin of Saint Nicholas of the Roman Catholic Church.

Read more: How Ancient Babylonian Religion is still practised today in the Catholic Church

Nick is a common abbreviation of Nicholas, just as Nikos is an abbreviation for Nicholas in Greek. Since Santa Claus is based on Saint Nicholas, his other name would be shortened to “nick”, which is related to “old nick” since Santa is old in appearance. Let’s look up the meaning of “Old Nick” in the Oxford English Dictionary.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this is the meaning of ‘old nick’

Devil: Besides the name Satan,
he is also called Beelzebub, Lucifer
and in popular or rustic speech by many
familiar terms such as Old Nick.

Oxford English Dictionary
      Vol III D-E

In addition, according to the Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, ‘Old Nick’ is another name for the Devil.

Definition of ’Old Nick’


informal, a jocular name for Satan

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Old Nick

According to the Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology:

Old Nick: “A well-known British name
of the Devil. It seems probable that this
name is derived from the Dutch Nikken,
which means the devil

Encyclopedia of Occultism
   and Parapsychology, p.650

Gail Anne Riplinger, an American writer and speaker known for her advocacy of the King James Only movement, had this to say about Saint Nicholas:

(Saint Nick) or “Ole Nick” is listed among
the fallen angels or devils in the Dictionary
of Fallen Angels. December 25 is actually
“the feast in honor of the birth of the son
of the Babylonian queen of heaven, later called
Saturnaha by the heathen Romans.”

Gail Riplinger, New Age Versions, p. 52

We can now understand why the Most High God hated the false doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, since it was deeply rooted in the worship of Nicholas, also known as old Nick or Satan.

Since ‘old Nick’ is also called Nicholas, and it turned out that Nicholas was Santa Claus, does that not make Santa Claus to be Satan himself? Let’s continue further.

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Robin Goodfellow and Santa Claus have something in common

A series of plays were enacted in the 1600s that featured a character called the “Robin good fellow”, who was half man and half goat demon. In the book ‘History of the Hobgoblin,’ the author, Wright Allen W, stated this: 

Robin (puck) itself was a medieval nickname for the devil. Robin’s trademark laugh is “Ho Ho Ho”

Wright, Allen W. “The History of a Hobgoblin.”

The author of the book Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men, Siefker, Phyllis, made a similar statement about Robin’s trademark laugh.

In these plays, the devil’s common
entry line, known as the “devil’s bluster,”
was “Ho! Ho! Ho!

(Siefker, Phyllis.
Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men:
The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas.
Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1997, p. 69)

You may have noticed that the character puck shares one thing in common with Santa Claus; it is the trademark laugh ‘ho ho ho’ which is also associated with Satan. To strengthen my point, I would like to share with you a clip from the Disney miniseries released on Disney Plus called ‘The Santa Clauses.’ In it, it is revealed that Santa Claus is, in fact, Satan.   

Watch the video here:

Before I finish, I’d like to take you back to the beginning. Moses, acting under the instruction of the Most High, helped build the civilization of Israel by first helping the Hebrew people escape Egypt.

13 Then Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid! Take your stand [be firm and confident and undismayed] and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today; for those Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you, while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.”

Exodus 14:13-14

Most people today are unaware that Nimrod, on Satan’s orders, tried to kill Abraham. Nimrod was told that Abraham would become the father of the 12 tribes of the Hebrew nation, which would bring forth the saviour Messiah through the tribe of Judah. Imagine what would have happened if Nimrod had succeeded in killing Abraham—there would be no children of Israel and no Christ. Because the Most High God had protected Abraham from the evil plans of Nimrod, it was later possible for the Messiah to be born.

5 And they all answered the king saying, The man who revileth the king should be hanged upon a tree; but having done all the things that he said, and having despised our gods, he must therefore be burned to death, for this is the law in this matter.

6 If it pleaseth the king to do this, let him order his servants to kindle a fire both night and day in thy brick furnace, and then we will cast this man into it. And the king did so, and he commanded his servants that they should prepare a fire for three days and three nights in the king’s furnace, that is in Casdim; and the king ordered them to take Abram from prison and bring him out to be burned.

7 And all the king’s servants, princes, lords, governors, and judges, and all the inhabitants of the land, about nine hundred thousand men, stood opposite the furnace to see Abram.

Book of Jasher, Chapter 12:5-7

Also, on the book of Jasher, Chapter 12:

22 And the king’s servants took Abram and his brother, and they stripped them of all their clothes excepting their lower garments, which were upon them.

23 And they bound their hands and feet with linen cords, and the servants of the king lifted them up and cast them both into the furnace.

24 And the Lord loved Abram, and he had compassion over him, and the Lord came down and delivered Abram from the fire, and he was not burned.

25 But all the cords with which they bound him were burned, while Abram remained and walked about in the fire.

Book of Jasher, Chapter 12:22-25

(You can find the full story in the book of Jasher about how Nimrod tried to kill Abraham because he was foretold of his great destiny by his magicians.)

Nimrod and his mother/wife, Semiramis, became the father and mother of idolatry worship. It was because of them that almost everyone in the world worshipped pagan gods until this day. Unfortunately, the same Nimrod is the one Christians celebrate on December 25th.

7 And notwithstanding this, Nimrod did not return to the Lord, and he continued in wickedness and teaching wickedness to the sons of men; and Mardon, his son, was worse than his father, and continued to add to the abominations of his father.

8 And he caused the sons of men to sin; therefore it is said, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness.

Book of Jasher, Chapter 11:7-8

My Conclusion

In conclusion, I want to let you know my opinion. I have examined every version of the Bible, and there is no mention of the celebration of Christmas as a way to honor the birth of Christ. I’m curious as to why the church included it into its church calendar. I understand that this may be a disappointment for some people who are passionate about Christmas, but on December 25th, you are not celebrating the birth of the Messiah. Even if you believe you are making a sincere attempt to celebrate him, you are clearly making a mockery of him because people commit all kinds of sins during the Christmas period than they do in a year.  What’s even more disturbing is that Santa Claus is a more popular figure than Christ the Messiah people claim to celebrate. That’s why it is sometimes called ‘X-mas’ because many people don’t even know whether they’re celebrating Santa Claus or Jesus Christ.

Christmas has become a commercial feast of foolishness, where big corporate organizations are busy making money from the poor masses. What is saddening is that, these large corporations do not even believe in Jesus. During the Christmas period, gifts, and items can be expensive, and people often have to borrow money to pay for them. A year later, they find themselves in debt again.

To people who celebrate Christmas, my biggest question is: Where do you think the idea of putting a Christmas tree in your house came from, and how is it connected to Christ the Messiah?

Read what the Most High God told the prophet Jeremiah. He tells us not to celebrate Christmas by putting up Christmas trees.

This is what the Lord says:

Do not learn the way of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the heavens,
although the nations are terrified by them,
for the customs of the peoples are worthless.
Someone cuts down a tree from the forest;
it is worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
He decorates it with silver and gold.
It is fastened with a hammer and nails,
so, it won’t totter.

Jeremiah 10:2-4

Do Christians not read the word of God again, or are they simply overlooking bible verses like this? Does this verse from the book of Jeremiah not refer to the Christmas tree?

Christmas Tree

If my article is incomprehensible to you, at least pay heed to the words of your creator in the book of Jeremiah, that is if you even believe in him.  Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I am Richard Inegbedion Jr. and, as always, it’s my opinion with facts.


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