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Most Helpful Guy
To my knowledge, Santa Claus was a historical person. However, he did not look anything like the modern North American Santa Claus looks like (the modern version originally comes from Finland). The real, historical Santa Claus was an inhabitant of Anatolia, a region in eastern Turkey. So while we don't know what he really looked, we can assume that he looked more something like this guy here:
(This guy comes from northern Syria, which is very close to Anatolia).
The same thing is of course also true for Jesus of Nazareth. If he indeed existed (and there's no evidence he did), he certainly looked very different from the pictures you often see when you enter a catholic church in France or Italy.3
Most Helpful Girl
Saint Nicholas was a real person, probably. Just like Jesus was a real person.1