Which came first: mummers, Santa, or Jesus?

  • mummers
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  • Santa Claus
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  • Jesus b'y
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And you are? I'm a GirlI'm a Guy

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Shoot, I wanted Santa. Because Santa is awesome.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • Since Santa Claus is theorised to be based on a Christian Monk St Nicholas he can't pre-date christianity.
    Mummers as folk plays COULD predate christendom... but I frankly doubt it. The tradition just doesn't seem to fit in a society much more fragmented than the early to high medieval period (which is when the plays are first mentioned in passing in several documents).

    So:
    Jesus
    St Nick (rather than Santa)
    Mummers
    Santa.

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What Girls Said 1

  • In order from oldest to youngest:
    Jesus Christ
    Your mum
    Krampus

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What Guys Said 4

  • What the heck is a mummer

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    • I'm not Xper level 2+ yet so I can't post links yet (bleh, stupid rule), but I'll try to post part of the link:

      youtube. com/watch? v=E86bcriRtW8

      Watch the video.

    • Ah, it didn't work. Just search up The Mummer's Song by Simani on youtube.

    • Ok I'll check it out

  • Did you see the new santa horror movie?

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    • You mean "Krampus" or however you spell it? No, I haven't seen it, but it's nice to get a movie that's different from the regular Christmas stuff you see every year.

    • Yeah, that.

  • Well, Jesus was Jewish, and turned his back on us, so, I can't really say he was first, I refuse to. Santa, isn't he made up? and I don't even know what a mummer is, is that a christian thing?

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    • lol, is it a christian thing. It's an old Newfoundland tradition. You don't see it as often here now.

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