Webster's Dictionary traces ''Kris Kringle'' back to the German ''Kristkindi'' meaning ''Christ Child'' and indicates the first documented use in English was 1830.
A FROG IN THE THROAT - to be unable to speak normally because one's throat is dry and hoarse.
The word SPITE from the phrase "in spite of" means upset, hurt, annoy or offend.
According to healthline.com, SULTANAS in the US are referred to as ''golden raisins'' or ''sultana raisins.'' These grapes are treated with a preservative called sulfur dioxide to retain the lighter color of the grape. Sultanas are typically smaller than raisins and are sweeter, juicer and lighter in color than both raisins and currants.