Clement Moore in his 1823 poem A Visit From Saint Nicholas brought us the Christmas that we know today. As a Christian holiday Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. Without getting to deep into religious meanings, we humans aren’t perfect. However on Christmas we all try to emulate the perfection of Christ. The Saint known as Nicholas was born March 15, 270 in Myra Turkey, among other things he was known for for giving gifts.
Clement Moore, an expert in ancient literature, introduced the Stylish Saint Nick to America. I can only assume that gift giving is one way to emulate the perfection of Christ.
The last line of the poem is “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night”.
History is such a fascinating thing.