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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-24-09 07:50 PM
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49. Father Christmas was a German Saint, as in white
this is one of the origins, St. Nicholas is the other, again white.

Hell at one time he was not fat, and jolly, for that you have to thank the Coca Cola Company and their adds of the early part of the 20th century.
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  -Why is Santa always portrayed as being white?? polpilot  Dec-24-09 04:58 PM   #0 
  - because he's a fairy tale made up by white people...?  mike_c   Dec-24-09 05:00 PM   #1 
  - More accurately  Blue_In_AK   Dec-24-09 05:00 PM   #2 
  - Yeah, and what about the snow thingy?  SpiralHawk   Dec-24-09 05:00 PM   #3 
  - Until the dog went outside, then it  Skidmore   Dec-24-09 05:02 PM   #6 
  - Whitey controlling the damn weather. Always gotta be 'bout the white man.  polpilot   Dec-24-09 05:06 PM   #9 
  - He's probably Scandinavian.  undeterred   Dec-24-09 05:02 PM   #4 
  - At the big Christmas Wholesale Market in Dallas (replicated in Atlanta,  Jane Austin   Dec-24-09 05:02 PM   #5 
  - I know have seen  mattvermont   Dec-24-09 05:03 PM   #7 
  - Because he is. That is, the legend was based on St. Nicholas (a Greek),  The Velveteen Ocelot   Dec-24-09 05:03 PM   #8 
  - And when I was a kid they told me Santa was an elf.  Speck Tater   Dec-24-09 05:10 PM   #10 
  - 1822, in the poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas"  GreenStormCloud   Dec-24-09 05:15 PM   #15 
  - he was modeled after an ancient rush limbaugh  corpseratemedia   Dec-24-09 05:58 PM   #33 
     - Rush, giving away bags of gold? I don't think so. N/T  GreenStormCloud   Dec-25-09 11:24 AM   #53 
  - Elves are part of northern European mythology so it would make sense  Cleita   Dec-24-09 05:38 PM   #30 
  - Because Obama was not around at the time to run for Santa, though he is now for Insurance co's  The Straight Story   Dec-24-09 05:11 PM   #11 
  - 'Twas the night before Xmas & Obama came 'round throwing down $$$ in InsuranceTown!!  polpilot   Dec-24-09 05:18 PM   #19 
  - The first explorer to reach the North Pole was an African American.  Walk away   Dec-24-09 05:12 PM   #12 
  - What does that have to do with the Santa legend?  GreenStormCloud   Dec-24-09 05:20 PM   #20 
  - My Santa lives at the North Pole and drinks Coca Cola....  Walk away   Dec-25-09 03:53 PM   #62 
  - Nope.  earthside   Dec-24-09 05:33 PM   #26 
  - What did he do set the camera up to film Perry  doc03   Dec-24-09 05:59 PM   #34 
  - How dare you assume Santa is anything but a white man  leftofcool   Dec-24-09 05:12 PM   #13 
  - Because the mythical Santa Claus is based upon Saint Nicholas?  WeDidIt   Dec-24-09 05:15 PM   #14 
  - Or Odin, a Norse God  Oregone   Dec-24-09 05:17 PM   #17 
  - You wish. Not even close.  GreenStormCloud   Dec-25-09 11:23 AM   #52 
  - Mythical Santa Claus?? You cannot be serious!! Mythical my ass. No presents 4 U!  polpilot   Dec-24-09 05:22 PM   #21 
  - Same reason Jesus is usually  Golden Raisin   Dec-24-09 05:17 PM   #16 
  - There are proofs that Jesus is black, Italian, Irish, a woman etc.  eridani   Dec-26-09 01:50 AM   #74 
  - Because the guy he's based on was white.  LostInAnomie   Dec-24-09 05:17 PM   #18 
  - Because a white person created him  Raine   Dec-24-09 05:24 PM   #22 
  - In many areas a black man carrying a sack of new goods?  flvegan   Dec-24-09 05:24 PM   #23 
  - Many of Santa's Helpers are of diverse origins, but Santa himself started as a shaman...  Hekate   Dec-24-09 05:27 PM   #24 
  - Because Father Christmas/Santa Claus is a European tradition  Nikki Stone1   Dec-24-09 05:28 PM   #25 
  - Well now that you mention it, women are the ones who usually buy  Liquorice   Dec-24-09 06:02 PM   #35 
     - Exactly.  Nikki Stone1   Dec-24-09 07:13 PM   #47 
     - And if the three wise men had been three wise women--  eridani   Dec-26-09 01:45 AM   #72 
  - Why are children too lazy to google?  phasma ex machina   Dec-24-09 05:34 PM   #27 
  - When I was a kid, myself and some friends at school  Vinnie From Indy   Dec-24-09 05:35 PM   #28 
  - We had a black Santa on display at my office.  Lisa0825   Dec-24-09 05:36 PM   #29 
  - Because whitey is always pushing the bad stuff?  Indenturedebtor   Dec-24-09 05:42 PM   #31 
  - With this new health insurance bill I'm taking up smoking myself.  polpilot   Dec-24-09 06:03 PM   #36 
  - Hahaha at least your death will be quick without adequate coverage n/t  Indenturedebtor   Dec-24-09 06:06 PM   #39 
  - Best post of the month!  Iggo   Dec-25-09 12:50 PM   #60 
  - That just struck me as very funny.  KittyWampus   Dec-25-09 12:48 PM   #59 
  - Because he is a legend from Europe.... n/t  prairierose   Dec-24-09 05:44 PM   #32 
  - Why is jesus always portrayed as white  madokie   Dec-24-09 06:04 PM   #37 
  - That's far more annoying than Santa.  Regret My New Name   Dec-24-09 06:46 PM   #46 
  - He's not. (nt)  Political Heretic   Dec-24-09 06:05 PM   #38 
  - How many brothers live in Lapland?  Bluebear   Dec-24-09 06:07 PM   #40 
  - Bingo! see my post #24 for a fun read on that--reindeer and all.  Hekate   Dec-24-09 07:48 PM   #48 
  - We had Black Santa in Brooklyn...  musette_sf   Dec-24-09 06:12 PM   #41 
  - Why is Rufolph's nose always portrayed as being red?? nt  tblue   Dec-24-09 06:15 PM   #42 
  - That comes from a 1939 Christmas advertising campaign by Montgomery Ward.  GreenStormCloud   Dec-25-09 12:42 PM   #57 
  - Saint Nicholas  rateyes   Dec-24-09 06:43 PM   #43 
  - I Remember An Episode Of "Family Matters" That Featured A Black Santa  Liberal_Dog   Dec-24-09 06:43 PM   #44 
  - teehee  Regret My New Name   Dec-24-09 06:46 PM   #45 
  - Father Christmas was a German Saint, as in white  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-24-09 07:50 PM   #49 
  - He was fat and jolly in 1822, well before Coca Cola.  GreenStormCloud   Dec-25-09 12:45 PM   #58 
     - Ho! Ho! Ho!  TexasObserver   Dec-25-09 04:06 PM   #64 
  - northern european  Motown_Johnny   Dec-24-09 07:51 PM   #50 
  - you've never seen a black santa?  dysfunctional press   Dec-24-09 08:05 PM   #51 
  - Black Santa Cards Are Available.  Paladin   Dec-25-09 11:27 AM   #54 
  - ... and Male, and why always Father Christmas, and, and Why Reindeer & not Water Buffalo??  panzerfaust   Dec-25-09 11:59 AM   #55 
  - So is Jesus  SoCalDem   Dec-25-09 12:02 PM   #56 
  - 'Cause white people wouldn't trust a black Santa in the house  Ezlivin   Dec-25-09 12:55 PM   #61 
  - Because Santa has origins in European mythology.  Odin2005   Dec-25-09 04:00 PM   #63 
  - Why is Kunta Kinte always portrayed as being black?  TexasObserver   Dec-25-09 04:09 PM   #65 
  - Why does Kwanzaa Bot wear a Dashiki? It's just one of the mysteries of the season.  Umbral   Dec-25-09 05:56 PM   #66 
  - I'd always thought he was Hispanic  Spirochete   Dec-26-09 01:06 AM   #67 
  - 'Cause in many areas, a jolly black man breaking into homes would be shot on sight.  Kaleva   Dec-26-09 01:12 AM   #68 
  - Have you ever read David Sedaris' "6 to 8 Black Men"?  tammywammy   Dec-26-09 01:23 AM   #69 
     - Wife is sleeping so m trying to be quiet but I'll check them out later!  Kaleva   Dec-26-09 01:31 AM   #70 
        - It's hilarious  tammywammy   Dec-26-09 01:35 AM   #71 
  - The "media" is controlled by white people. Has been. Always.  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-26-09 01:47 AM   #73 

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