Many of Santa’s companions are as legendary as St. Nicolas himself due to their outlandish roles and character traits. Some are depicted as walking animals or humans dressed in black wearing an air of bedlam. Most are grounded in European traditions and in many respects, serve to provide the yang to Santa’s yin.
In all of the discussions that can be found on forums, social media sites and in print, I have yet to see anyone discuss how people with physical differences can implement spiritual baths into their lives. Mobility issues impact many, and not everyone can just hop into a tub or even light a candle.