[thechat] santa question - quickie

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Mon Nov 25 16:30:00 CST 2002

At 04:22 PM 11/25/2002, you wrote:
> > Wasn't santa invented in, like, 1920 or something?
>The current westernized Santa, the fat man with white beard, was
>invented by the Coca-Cola Bottling company as part of their advertising
>campaigns, I believe back in the '20s. Before that, Kris Kringle, the
>European version, tall and thin, was the icon of Christmas....




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