Evidence hinting that Father Christmas died on May 30, 1564, and was buried in Essex, have been found. He was laid to rest in a churchyard in the village of Dedham, Essex, Daily Express reported.
An entry in the parish record for that month, reads: "The 30th Day, Father Christmas was buried."
A spokesperson for Essex Records Office confirmed it was no joke and that careful research had uncovered a whole host of Christmas family members living in Essex.
Essex entries for the Christmas family include a father and son bailiffs firm working in Colchester in the early 1500s.