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 Posted: Mon Nov 26th, 2007 03:24 am
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I did some checking and what I learned is that the modern (or Coca-Cola) santa was not revolutionary, but evolutionary. Some images of a red clad, long white-bearded santa were beginning to appear here and there as early as the late 1800s. However, Coca-Cola's gifted artist's rendition which first appeared in the 1930s and was already firmly entrenched in American culture by the 1940s is the one which seemed to have truly captured the American imagination.

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