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Santa Claus

CBUB Wins: 37
CBUB Losses: 10
Win Percentage: 78.72%

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Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is a figure who, in many Western culture, brings gift to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24 or on his Feast Day, December 6 (Saint Nicholas Day). The legend may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed by Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil's feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in Greece.

While Saint Nicholas was originally portrayed wearing bishop's robes, today Santa Claus is generally depicted as a plump, jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots (images of him rarely have a beard with no moustache). This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, and films. In the United Kingdom and Europe, he is often depicted in a manner identical to the American Santa Claus, but he is commonly called Father Christmas.

A well-known folk legend associated with Santa Claus says that he lives in the far north, in a land of perpetual snow. The American version of Santa Claus says that he lives at his house on the North Pole, while Father Christmas is often said to reside in the mountains of Korvatunturi in Lapland Province, Finland. Santa Claus lives with his wife Mrs. Claus, a countless number of magical elves, and eight or nine flying reindeer. Another legend, popularized in the song Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, says that he makes a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior ("naughty" or "nice") and that he delivers presents, including toy, candy, and other gifts to all of the good boys and girls in the world, and sometimes coal to the naughty children, on the single night of Christmas Eve. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys in the workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh.

Numerous parallels have been drawn between Santa Claus and the figure of Odin, a major god amongst the Germanic peoples prior to their Christianization. Since many of these elements are unrelated to Christianity, there are theories regarding the pagan origins of various customs of the holiday stemming from areas where the Germanic peoples were Christianized and retained elements of their indigenous traditions, surviving in various forms into modern depictions of Santa Claus.

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CBUB Match Record:

Result Opponent My Score   Their Score
Win Dr. Perry Cox 47 to 31
Loss The Evil Dead 57 to 70
Loss The Question 36 to 46
Win The Grinch 57 to 27
Loss Master Yoda 57 to 61
Loss Homer Simpson 54 to 57
Win Freddy Krueger 61 to 32
Win Stormtroopers 83 to 35
Win Stan, Kyle, Cartman & Kenny 39 to 26
Loss Sgt. Angel 45 to 57
Win The Doom Creatures 87 to 28
Win Huey and Riley Freeman 61 to 34
Win Red Forman 52 to 46
Win Mandy 51 to 41
Win Grim 44 to 32
Tie Doctor Doom 63 to 63
Win Borat 59 to 29
Win Fanboys 52 to 13
Win Invader Zim 15 to 14
Win The Children of the Corn 25 to 9
Win Damien Thorn 20 to 7
Win The Thing (John Carpenter) 22 to 6
Loss Dr. Mcninja 11 to 16
Win Ragdoll 13 to 5
Win Barney the Dinosaur 21 to 5
Win Chris Hansen 22 to 5
Win Pumpkinhead 17 to 6
Win Easter Bunny 28 to 2
Win Superman 17 to 13
Win The Joker 9 to 3
Win Ra's Al Ghul 9 to 5
Win Apokolips 18 to 6
Loss Joe Fixit 8 to 16
Win Venom 19 to 12
Win Legolas Greenleaf 12 to 6
Win Richie Rich 6 to 0
Win Dick Dastardly 7 to 0
Win Waluigi 2 to 0
Win Voldemort 2 to 0

Fantasy Teams Season 6 Record:

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Result Opponent My Score   Their Score
Win Krampus 14 to 1
Win Klaus (BOOM!) 6 to 2
Loss Mrs. Claus 4 to 5
Win Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 9 to 0
Win Snegurochka 8 to 0
Win Frosty The Snowman 5 to 2

Fantasy Teams Season 13 Record:

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Result Opponent My Score   Their Score
Loss The Phantom of the Opera 2 to 12
Win Jason X 9 to 1
Loss Elvira (Mistress of the Dark) 4 to 5