The desire to chew on ice may occur for reasons other than a mineral deficiency. Some people may develop pica related to a mental health or emotional problem, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or stress. Other times, pica occurs because of pregnancy and in people with developmental disabilities.
The American version of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus originally came from the Dutch version called Sint Nikolaas or Sinterklaas. The Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam (New York) brought this fun and lively tradition (some even say cult) to America. Eight flying reindeer, later joined by Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.