The big guy in the red suit.
Story of Santa.
Where did he come from anyways?
F U N. F A C T S
- Santa was born in 270 A.D That means he is over 1,000 years old, its the Christmas Spirit that keeps him alive
- He has actually 2 days to deliver presents because its night on one side of the world and day on the other side, that's how he gets it all done.
- Santa visits over 90 million houses on Christmas Eve, his sleigh goes faster than the speed of light.
- Even though Rudolph was made fun of for his shiny red nose, he leads the pack.
How many names does he have anyways?
- Santa Claus
- Kris Kringle
- St. Nick
Why does Santa wear red?
Believe it or not, present-day Santa owes his red robe not to an ancient legend or to an early myth but to the Coca Cola Company.
A long time ago Father Christmas was shown in clothes of different colors: green, purple, light-blue, navy blue, brown or red. Some illustrations even depict him as a multicolor figure wearing blue trousers, a yellow waistcoat and a red jacket. In some cases he even wore brown, black or white furs.
Everything changed around 1930. Coca-Cola decided to use the image of Santa Claus in its winter advertising campaign and took on an American artist called Haddon Sundblom. Sundblom chose the official Coca Cola colors -red and white- and designed a loose tunic fastened by a tight black belt. When Sundblom’s campaign was over, Santa's image in a red robe had become popular all over the world.