I’ve talked about Coke’s role with the troops during World War II, and our ties to Christmas with the Coca-Cola Santa Claus.
Our Santa was created by artist Haddon Sundblom. But Sundblom took a different approach to Santa with this 1947 painting showing soldiers getting ready for Christmas. (Of course, the soldier is dressing as Santa only because the real St. Nick was busy at the time! This is a family site!)
The game: For this Friday Fun contest, write a clever, funny or – to honor the season – touching caption for this Coca-Cola image. Submit it to me through the “comments” section below.
Please send me your captions by Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 8 a.m. (EST). (The deadline is shortened due to the holiday next week.)
The prize: I’ll announce the winner that same day – Dec. 23. The person who sends me my favorite caption will win a Coca-Cola prize from my “goodie closet.”
I’ve always loved this painting, and I can’t wait to read your captions!
See the winning caption.
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