Santa and Father Christmas Are Two Separate Chaps, and Coke Didn't Create Either of Them

By Sam Gibbs on at

Our new favourite YouTube director CGP Grey is back, just in time for Christmas, to educate us about the fat man we call Father Christmas. Contrary to popular belief, Coke didn't manufacture Santa, just cheekily pinched him for its advertising campaigns. Plus, what we Brits think of as Father Christmas doesn't even wear red and white at all (that's the American's Santa), and should be clad in green and white.

Now if the white bearded one would like to come visit me on the 25th, I'm still waiting for my hoverboard I was promised 15 years ago -- now I know you're clad in green there'll be no escape. [YouTube]