From a student’s essay:
The Magi, or the Three Kings, are the Spanish version of the Santa Claus.
I’m reading this essay while discussing in an earlier thread of this blog whether it’s surprising that my students don’t know that the Jews who live in Israel today are “the same Jews” that appear in the Bible.
P.S. OK, there is more on the Magi in the essay:
The only difference between the Magi and Santa Claus is that Santa Claus comes before Christmas and the Magi after Christmas.
The student apparently has no idea of any special relationship between the Magi and Christmas.