One thing that gets left out of the St Nick story is how pirates raided his tomb, stole his bones, but not all of them, just the big ones, leaving the smaller ones behind, like flakes of coal.
Another one is how he got so mad once at a heretic that he smacked that guy right in the face. He was probably right to do so. Heretics are exhausting
Sometimes in art, Saint Nicholas is accompanied by companions — darker versions of himself, like kobolds or hobgoblins. We’ve sanitized them into slave labor elves because it’s Yule and we don’t want to think on unpleasant things.
Sometimes, Nicholas’s companions just look like we want to be mean to the Jews:
Saint Nicholas is only a Saint, not a martyr, dying of old age on this date in 343.