Tucson Christmas Folklore, Or Should That Be Coke Lore?   Leave a comment

A Christmas post from five years ago — you might enjoy the history. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Coke SantaCoke Santa, by commercial illustrator Haddon Sundblom (image may be subject to copyright)

Chicago commercial illustrator, Haddon Sundblom didn’t create the modern version of Santa Claus, but in 1931 Coke hired him to do a series of Santa’s (inspired in large part by Clement Clark Moore’s 1822 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”) that over time have become some of the most popular images of the jolly old man. From 1931 to 1966, Sundblom created 40 Santa Claus paintings for Coca-Cola, and since Sundblom wintered in Tucson at the Westward Look Resort, the story goes that many of these painting were created here in Tucson. Click here to read more about the Santa image that many of us grow up with was born, in part, here in Tucson.

Now that it’s the day after Christmas, I share the following — might this be your house?


‘Twas the day after Christmas…

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Posted December 27, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

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