Kris Kringle is a corruption of the German name for the Christ child (Christkindl). The figure was originally promulgated by Martin Luther to replace the Roman Catholic Saint Nicholas in observations of Christmas. Kringle is often, though erroneously, identified with Santa Claus.

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