Images of a fat Santa Claus with a white beard wearing a red outfit with white fur trim are strongly associated with Christmas. Additionally, people are reminded of Christmas when they see Images of evergreen trees decorated with ornaments and decorative stockings filled with small gifts.
Over time, artists have depicted Santa in many different ways. For instance, he has looked tall and gaunt, as well as small and elf-like. The cartoonist Thomas Nast is responsible for making Santa's outfit red, and the image of a plump Santa comes from Clement Clarke Moore's 1822 poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Coca-Cola also helped shape the contemporary image of Santa as a fat, jolly, white-bearded man in a red outfit with white fur trim.