Father Christmas brings with it annual a flare of goodwill thinking for all but what is the true history and real history behind the personality? Each year, millions of children look forward to the arrival of December 25th and its biggest quest, Santa Claus, christened Father Christmas! I remember as a child, we usually write out list of gift items expecting him to come along with, by the night of December 25th. Children all over the world adore him. In one recent year, the French postal service receives nearly 800,000 letters for him-mainly from children between three and eight years of age. With his bushy white beard and red robe edge in white fur, the affable figure of Santa Claus seems one of the most popular aspects of the holiday festivities. Can you remember this important children quest was burnt to death, precisely some 50 years ago in Dijon, France. Thus on December 23, 1951, Father Christmas was ‘executed’ in front of some 250 children.