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Our Favorite Black Santas in History

Ho, ho, ho! Remember when Megyn Kelly caused quite a stir in 2013 by saying that Jesus and Santa were both white. She stuck by her guns, initially, then said it was a tongue-in-cheek statement. You know, after everyone in the world started freaking out about it.

Look, most of us know the image of the modern-day Santa Clause is a commercial construct, most closely associated with the ad campaigns for Coca-Cola. (You can read all about that here.)

Whatever. None of that matters now. Nor do Kelly’s crazy comments. But it did get us to do some digging of our own on the topic. Were there other black Santas out there you didn’t know about? Could we bring them together in a collection to share?

Turns out, the answer is, yes! Santa is black and doesn’t look anything like we expected.

Check out our list of the best black Santas — or would-be Black Santas. It’s neither scientifically studied, well researched, nor well-Photoshopped, but it does include some great guys from pop culture history, and some are just people we dream of seeing in a Santa suit.

Check them out…

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