What is all this Saint Nicholas hype? Is it all just a myth? What’s the real story and history? John McGuckin presents the installation address for the Nielsen Chair in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History, and discusses the history and importance of Saint Nicholas and the moral, ethical, and theological dangers of trading a saint for a santa. A wonderful short lecture, well presented and intelligible. Many thanks to my brother-in-law Ryan for bringing this to my attention.