Above, one of my all-time favorite department store Santa Claus photos.
In this snapshot from wartime Germany (above left) check out the picture on the wall. Their tradition was Kris Kringle, a supposedly Santa-type fellow who came in the night bearing gifts. Yikes!
And this department store Santa (above), with the full mask on, next to the Samsonite luggage. Eeek!
An AM repost from 12/25/08