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Farther Christmas before Coca Cola
what did he look like
Dino_M




msg:289538
 12:42 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just want to solve an office argument.

I think that coca cola chaged the look of farther christmas sometime in the 30's from a tall greenish dude.

Are their any wedsites about this?

Can anyone confirm the above

 

shanz




msg:289539
 12:53 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am afraid you have been hoodwinked. Imagine my surprise when I saw my own mother delivering presents to me on christmas morning. I had no idea see had this secret life as santa. So I can confim to you that santa is a small black haired middle aged woman, with glasses.

P.S. I too had heard about the green suit but I don't know about the skinny bit.

Longhaired Genius




msg:289540
 1:02 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

www.snopes.com/cokelore/santa.asp

chris_f




msg:289541
 1:17 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Definitly Green before CocaCola

Dino_M




msg:289542
 1:23 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

not according to snoopes.com!

BlobFisk




msg:289543
 1:45 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is there not some Christmas character called the Grinch that is green? Or was that just invented for the Jim Carrey movie?

<edit>Typo fix</edit>

[edited by: BlobFisk at 4:02 pm (utc) on Nov. 14, 2002]

Dino_M




msg:289544
 1:50 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

was invented by dr.seuss as a kids book later turned into a movie with jim curry

Santa_Claus




msg:289545
 2:35 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thousands of years ago, I was a bishop named "Nicolas". I bought people out of slavery. I was then considered a saint, thus the name "Saint Nicolas" mens gave me.

Over years my name evolved into "Sinta Cales," which then evolved into the Santa Claus people know today.

Most people see me in red because of Coca-Cola. They dressed me in red and white to fit the company colors.

I am actually dressed in green. And to preserve the green, Christmas is primarily the colours of red and green.

North American culture of celebrating Christmas is actually events from other countries blended into one event. The French still call me Saint Nicolas.

[edited by: Santa_Claus at 2:38 pm (utc) on Nov. 14, 2002]

chris_f




msg:289546
 2:36 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Santa Claus is a myth based around St. Nicholas actions. St. Nicholas has been recorded by many sources (including his own diary) as giving out presents in a GREEN suit. Nothing I read will convince me otherwise. I did a college history paper on the rise and fall of the Green santa. I was Coca-Cola who first altered the Santa image to red. As it is a popular colour people began to prefer it and it stuck.

Is there not some Christmas character called the Grinch that is green

Yup!

Chris

Believe me. After read thousands of pages on this and writting about 40 in verdana size 8 you get passionate about it. Maybe one day I will bore ... I mean bless you wish that essay.

Dino_M




msg:289547
 2:52 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

santa claus nick is calling you a myth! I find it hard to believe you are a myth when you just posted a message :)

Sinner_G




msg:289548
 2:59 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

when you just posted a message

And dinos are not extinct? :)

engine




msg:289549
 5:05 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

You know, we have to check the credibilty of all members here. We cannot have just any tom dick or Nicholas posting as if they come from Lapland.

So, Santa, you'll be getting a stickymail from me (along with my usual Christmas letter). ;)

tbear




msg:289550
 5:58 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Grow up you guys!
I was told years ago that Santa Claus definitively does not exist. And we all know that the easter bunnies don't tell lies, so I believe it so ;)

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