The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.
SA Saint Nicholas is real, teach them about him and do something fun. When they begin to question if Santa is fictional, a real " Santa" is still there forever. Also helps keep real meaning of Christmas gifts.
They were first cousins. Their mothers were sisters. They could almost pass as twins ~ Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V of England. King George wanted to send help to save the family, but he was not supported by the English government