Appeared Sept. 2006

Have a Star-Spangled Christmas!


Apparently the advertiser and manufacturer missed a meeting; the one where they might have learned:

a) Christmas is celebrated in many countries besides the United States.

b) Santa Claus is based on the mythical tale of Sinterklaas, from The Netherlands,
who is based on...

c) Saint Nicholas, from Patara, in present-day Turkey.

In short, neither Santa Claus nor Christmas are exclusively American.
So why is Santa dressed like

Uncle Sam, holding a U.S. Flag,

"showing off his red, white and blue pride?" 




Text content and original graphics c.2006 by T. Graff / All ad images and scans copyright their respective owners.