Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. In fact, when Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Check out 5 more things you might not know about Santa:
"Like most Americans," says Ramirez, "I will never forget where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news about the first building collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. At the time, I was the full-service supervisor for the driver of the infamous Coca-Cola truck among the debris after the buildings collapsed."
This story was written by Jose Ramirez, distribution center manager in the Bronx, New York. Excerpts also are included here from Coca-Cola Delivery Driver Moises Romero.