He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself
Clement Clarke Moore wrote these immortal words in 1822 and forever established the image of Santa Claus. It was this description that advertisers used when creating the commercial stereotypes of Santa in the early 1930s.
Children, the world over, see this picture in their dreams when wishing for presents to fill beneath the Christmas tree.
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