When my daughter asked me finally, about this legend, I asked her, "What do you want me to tell you? That Saint Nikolas was a real man? That Father Christmas is another way to speak of God? That the tradition of giving and care is one we support deeply through our continuing to fulfill the duties of the Saint? No, I know you want to see what I see, to know as I know, and that takes great maturity. Enjoy Christmas knowing that we love you and God so loved the world that he sent his only Son to certain death so that we might be free and we remember him in so very many ways like this. Be happy and young for another year, you don't need to abandon childhood so early."She was satisfied with the answer.