Coca-Cola-quaffing Santa turns 75

Cokesanta Coca-Cola is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its version of Santa Claus this year, with both on- and offline exhibits. Originally created by illustrator Haddon Sundblom, Coke’s St. Nick is nothing less than “the modern-day image of Santa Claus,” Coke says. While that’s the kind of hyperbole one would expect from a company that has touted its core product as “The real thing,” it’s also true. Santa screensavers (like the one above) and other online goodies are available at

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor

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