When You Stop Believing In Santa You Get Underwear

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F/ 4.5, 1/60, ISO 160.

Why is Christmas just like your job?

You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.

Interesting Fact: Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa (Santy in Hiberno-English), is a legendary figure of Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved (“good” or “nice”) children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).[1] The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra, the British figure of Father Christmas, the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas (himself based on Saint Nicholas), the German figure of the Christkind (a fabulized Christ Child), and the holidays of Twelfth Night and Epiphany and their associated figures of the Three Kings (based on the gift-giving Magi of the Nativity) and Befana. Some maintain Santa Claus also absorbed elements of the Germanic god Wodan, who was associated with the pagan midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus )

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20 Comments

  1. I told my wife, who is Asian that if she didn’t believe in Santa he wouldn’t come… That next year, the fat guy in the suit skipped our house and no fishing or photography goodies… Dumb Santa. πŸ˜‰

  2. Great timing as I was thinking this Christmas about the different names associated with Santa, and who was whom..Some of my imagery for Santa came from Coca-Cola ads from the 30’s until the 60’s but they were not created by Coca-Cola. Sundblom , the artist, partially took the inspiration from Clement Moore’s poem, which my parent’s read to me every Christmas Eve before bedtime. My brother and I always knew where the socks and underwear came from.

  3. Ha Ha, this is so true, although these days I do appreciate the underwear! Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking it out! Have a great New Year!

    • I am really glad to see that my post made you laugh. I do enjoy making people laugh. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  4. Hilarious but true! I grew up with the “Christkindl”, in Austria (Christkindl – christ child) Santa Claus came on December 5th and only left some cookies, nuts and fruits, and if you were really really good you might get mittens and a hat……

    • No problem, I really enjoyed stopping by your blog. Thank you very much for passing by mine, I really appreciate. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad to see that you enjoyed my work. The title mostly come to me as a look at the picture. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

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