Santa Claus came over to the United States with Dutch immigrants in the late 1700s. Although his image was constantly evolving, there are definitely instances of Santa depicted as a rotund, red-coat-wearing man with a long white beard that far predate Coke’s use of that image. The cola company started using Santa in its ads in the 1920s, and its most iconic representation comes from Haddon Sundblom’s hand-painted illustrations, which he did every Christmas season from 1931 to 1964.
This version of Santa was based heavily on Clement Clark Moore's 1822 poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (also known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"). Although Moore probably cribbed from other sources, his poem is thought to be mainly responsible for our modern idea of Santa as a jolly old elf.
Much credit also goes to political cartoonist Thomas Nast—he depicted Santa Claus in a variety of ways in the late 19th century and served as a major inspiration for Sundblom’s paintings.
So, no, it’s not accurate to say Coca-Cola “invented” our modern idea of Santa Claus, but it did help popularize that image.
cocacola didn't invent santa clause,a group did, and santa is just something that cocacola used to promote their buisness
red stands for good luck dudesa2. Originally brown I believe, but CocaCola gave him the modern colours.
Santa Claus is the modern derivative of St. Nicholas, who was a good man who brought gifts to poor children. His spirit lives on in the celebration of Santa Claus.
Santa Claus is really Santa Claus.
3. The Santa Claus, The Santa Claus 2, and The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Claus
Karen was santa Claus wife in santa Claus
This movie was divided in two parts. The first half of the movie is about how St. Nicholas became Santa Claus. The 2nd part of the movie is set in modern 1985, and how Santa's lead elf tries to destroy Santa Claus.
Rumor has it that the modern day version of the Santa Claus image was a marketing ploy by Coca Cola (whose colors are red and white).
The story of Santa Claus is based on Saint Nicholas of Myra who lived in the region of Lycia in the 4th century.Lycia is in modern day Turkey.