Tag Archives: Santa

In The Arms Of Santa

Cactus 1943

This WWII Santa doesn’t appear that much older than the doe-eyed toddler he’s holding. Volunteering from a university fraternity, he seems a bit smoother about the edges than his later counterpart in 1967, shown below.

Tipi 1967

Sideburns and skinny ties share the stage with both a plusher Santa beard and Santa suit, which appears to have been velveteened. Of course, not everyone can get the Santa gig. Some folks have to settle for holiday titles.

Ozarko 1968

Who even knew Barnwarming Queen was a thing? Are barns notoriously cold? Do queens exude that much heat?

It looks pretty toasty for these Savitar Barnwarming Queen Candidates in 1959. The only real loser here is the missing “g” in barnwarming.

cafnr.missouri.edu

Makes it sound oddly like barn-worming. But that’s another thing altogether.

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Saturday Santa Sightings

12-13-14 018Santa appears to be hanging by his fingertips beside this browning magnolia tree.

12-13-14 033Either reindeers are growing or Santa is shrinking.

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With mistletoe on his cap, Santa goes in for a peck at Mrs. Claus.

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One Santa drives an ice cream truck with peppermint candy wheels, while a Florida Santa shows his midriff without shame.

12-13-14 031But soon Santa must mount his sleigh and head to the homes of good little boys and girls. Twelve days and counting!