Originally Posted by DenverBrit
He was Greek speaking because of the regions cultural heritage, but being of Greek ethnic origins is not so easy to determine.
It has been the east/west 'crossroads' for eons, he could have been an A-rab.
Pure Greek ethnicity is of course impossible to determine. I mean we have sitting US Senators who can't even really tell you whether they're white or not.
But from what we know, predominately Greek ancestry for St Nicholas is the most likely scenario. The one thing we can say for certain though is that Hough's repeated Turkish Santa mocking was a definite facepalmer.