A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks .
In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa Claus in the North Pole, to strategize the war.
Appearing to wield powers far beyond those of mortal men- not unlike another super hero- Santa stomps out the Axis of Evil in one clean swoop of caricatures – Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.
Clearly this ad should end the current Santa debate – Santa isn’t just white, he’s a red-blooded American!
© Sally Edelstein and Envisioning The American Dream, 2013.