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mikehit
mikehit  56294 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2011 - 10:58 AM


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Anyways Santa was invented by coca cola Smile

Not quite. The current vogue for a fat, bearded red-clad Santa was popularised by coca cola.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022891 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna30 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2011 - 12:45 PM

and based upon Thomas Nast's drawings

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315153 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2011 - 2:12 PM


Quote: The current vogue for a fat, bearded red-clad Santa was popularised by coca cola

Yep Smile

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2011 - 2:21 PM


Quote: Anyways Santa was invented by coca cola

Afraid that's urban legend, he was already wearing red before Coca-Cola started using him (in the 30s).

User_Removed
19 Dec 2011 - 5:09 PM

Not really, our modern day smiley image of Santa with white beard and red coat comes from Sundblom's images for Coca-Cola.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2011 - 5:46 PM

Santa Claus was usually shown wearing green rather than red before Coca-Cola decided to intervene!

This is an 1822 poem, The Night before Christmas - by Clement C. Moore:

nbc.jpg

"Dressed all in fur from head to foot" does not suggest a red garment.

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