The spirit of the holiday season is wrapped up in a cultural history that counts Jimmy Stewart's George Bailey and Edmund Gwenn's Kris Kringle among its icons. There is something about this time of year that inspires a look backward, not just on the previous year but on a feeling of generosity, an electric charge in the air, that has persisted over decades of Decembers. But summoning images of the cheer brought by Stewart, Gwenn and the anonymous faces captured in so many vintage photographs yields a world reduced to black and white.
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Most folks don't realize that the image they have of Santa Claus as the happy, jolly fat little apple cheeked elf all dressed in red is thanks to Coca-Cola and their hugely successful ad campaign in the early half of the last century. Here are some creepy vintage Santa Claus photos sure to put trauma in your stocking this year. These incredibly creepy Santas don't care if you're naughty or nice.
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Post a Comment. MacDonald Bailey as Father Christmas at a childrens party. Santa Claus brings a sack full of toys down a chimney on a snowy rooftop.
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With the holiday season just around the corner, the streets and malls are merry and joyful with decorations and people dressed as Santa Claus. While the tradition was inspired by Saint Nicholas, a 4th century Christian monk, Santa Claus has now become a worldwide phenomenon and a symbol of Christmas generosity. Even though it is one of those things that kids need to find out sooner or later, the myth of Santa Claus is revived every year with thousands of people around the world who participate by taking up the role of a white-bearded man in red.
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