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santa claus is a fucking advert for coca-cola.

i didn't know this. but he is. created in 1931 by a swedish-american artist, santa claus is a combination of st. nicholas (probably mythical benevolant turkish christian bishop, said to have thrown a feast on his birthday, dec. 5th or 6th, later turned into sinterklaas in holland) and a coco-cola truck driver, created to sell more fucking coke.

here's a few good articles on the history behind xmas:

How Odin Became Santa Claus

Christmas Eve Pre-Christian Traditions

The Blended Customs of Yule and Christmas

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