Santa's sleigh or Thor's chariot?

"The idea of St Nicholas got very much mixed in with Thor's transport when it comes to the sled with flying reindeer," said Helge Soerheim of the Archaeological Museum in Stavanger. On December 21, 2006, IC Wales explored the idea of how Vikings might have celebrated the Christmas season.

Many Christmas traditions have their roots in Scandinavian culture including Santa's sleigh, gift-giving, candles in the darkness and lots and lots of good food.