The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated on December 6.
One of the most well-known saints, Nicholas is the patron of sailors, merchants, repentant thieves, children, brewers, and more.
He was a Bishop in the 4th century, and a great defender against the Arian heresy and present at the Council of Nicaea.
St. Nicholas's legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus that we know today.
Get to know more about St. Nicholas's life through the playlist below — featuring music by Alabama Shakes and Thomas Rhett, and highlighting themes of passion, generosity, and ending with the sounds of the season.