GamesRadar: The evolution of Santa Claus

GamesRadar writes:

"If you examine the history of console gaming, from its nascent years on low-end computers to the present, you'll find one strange constant: Santa Claus. Much more than just another holiday mascot who gets rolled out once a year to irritate us with awful ads and horrible dancing toys, Santa is a beloved-enough icon to have appeared in seemingly dozens of videogames (not to mention books and movies) that persist long after Christmas is over. Not that it's too surprising, though; a grandfather-like figure who brings free toys is, by default, going to be a hell of a lot more popular than Cupid or some dumb rabbit with a fetish for chocolate eggs."

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