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"The modern depiction of Santa Claus as a fat, jolly man (or gnome) wearing a red coat and trousers with white cuffs and collar, and black leather belt and
boots, became popular in the United States in the 19th century due to the significant influence of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast.
This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, and films. In the United Kingdom and Europe, his depiction is often identical
to the American Santa, but he is commonly called Father Christmas".
Saint Nicholas is the common name for Nicholas of Myra, a Christian saint and Bishop of Myra in Lycia of Anatolia (Antalya province,
Turkey, though at the time it was a Greek Roman Province). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercessions, he is also known as
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and
is now commonly identified with Santa Claus.
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- More information and history about the figure of Santa Claus. en.wikipedia.org
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The folklore of Saint Nicolas has many parallels with Germanic mythology, in particular with the god Odin. These include the beard, hat and spear (nowadays a
staff) and the cloth bag held by the servants to capture naughty children.
Images of Santa Claus were further popularized through Haddon Sundblom's depiction of him for The Coca-Cola Company's Christmas advertising in the 1930s. The
popularity of the image spawned urban legends that Santa Claus was in fact invented by Coca-Cola or that Santa wears red and white because those are the
Coca-Cola colors. In reality, Coca-Cola was not even the first soft drink company to utilize the modern image Santa Claus in its advertising, White
Rock Beverages used Santa to sell mineral water in 1915 and then in advertisements for its ginger ale in 1923. Furthermore, the massive campaign by Coca-Cola
simply popularized the depiction of Santa as wearing red and white, in contrast to the variety of colours he wore prior to that campaign; red and white was
originally given by Nast.
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