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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.

Well, that might change.

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Comment by Tara R. on November 17, 2007 at 10:08am
That's great! My son says the same thing. I can't seem to remember the correct order.

Maybe it's some sort of conspiracy to do away with Santa all together. It's getting a little crazy.
Comment by Bad Momma on November 16, 2007 at 9:16pm
On my blog about making Santa more p.c., I joked about having him lose weight ( in response to the Australian anti-Ho-ho-ho push. I had no idea this was an issue.

At what point is he not allowed to wish people "Merry Christmas"???? Perhaps he needs to wish everyone a Happy " Hanakwanzamas". Thats what we do in our family!

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