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"New York invented Christmas. Washington Irving turned a bishop into St. Nick. Clement
Moore gave him reindeer. Madison Square Park hosted the first communal Christmas tree, in
1912 (later moved to Rockefeller Center). But few remember John Duval Gluck, who popularized
another bit of modern lore - writing to Santa Claus. In his new book, 'The Santa Claus Man,'
author Alex Palmer reveals the man who was part St. Nick and part sinner."

Read more: http://nypost.com/2015/09/20/meet-the-con-artist-who-popularized-writing-to-santa-claus/
 
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