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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2011 10:58AM

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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 e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
19 Dec 2011 12:45PM
and based upon Thomas Nast's drawings
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
19 Dec 2011 2:12PM

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


Yep Smile
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2011 2:21PM

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 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2011 5:09PM
Not really, our modern day smiley image of Santa with white beard and red coat comes from Sundblom's images for Coca-Cola.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 Dec 2011 5:46PM
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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