This year St. Nicklaus came & brought Diana & Connor some little gifts & goodies.
Diana liked the pens & fuzzy socks, and Connor got some magnets that "whizz" together and a ToothTunes toothbrush that plays the Star Wars theme ;)
The thing is, Connor learns a lot by visual input. Everything you see about Christmas in the USA involves Santa pretty much.
The German tradition celebrates the feast day of Saint Nicklaus (aka Santa Claus) on Dec 6th. That's why you put out your boot or stocking on December 5th.
On Christmas Eve, it's the Christ Child that brings the gifts & goodies - not Santa.
This is a little confusing to a kid with autism, so Connor created his own answer to the Santa issue.
It must have been Santa's elves that brought last night's stuff, since Santa won't be flying around until Christmas Eve.
All morning he was saying, "The elves came in Connor's house! Good elves! Elves in Connor's house in the night!"
Works for me!