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But do you recal

the most famous

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Santa doesn't get enough credit for the amount he does in just one night. It's one thing to say he visits every boy and girl and leaves them gifts, but when you crunch the numbers, you start to realize what a staggering job that really is. There are roughly 2.1 billion children in the world, and an average of 2.5 children per household.

Santa's had a wide range of colorful outfits over the years—green, brown, blue, and even tan—but it's only been since 1931 that he's known to wear primarily a red-and-white suit. It's all thanks to the Coca-Cola company, which used Santa in the early 30s to sell Coke products, and of course dressed him in the brand's trademark colors. It's been that way ever since, and Santa continues to be one of the centerpiece of Coke's holiday advertising campaign.

You might think you know everything there is to know about Kris Kringle, or Jolly Old Saint Nick, or any of the dozens of different names he's called around the globe. But we're willing to bet there are a few fun facts you've never heard. Maybe you're one of those Scrooges who doesn't care about Santa Claus anymore because you think he's just a myth. Well if that's true, then you've likely never heard that since 2006 Claus hasn't been included in the "Forbes Fictional 15," an annual list of the wealthiest fictional characters, because they received too many letters from angry readers insisting he was real. "After taking into account the physical evidence–toys delivered, milk and cookies devoured," the editors explained, "we felt it was safer to remove him from consideration."

Have yourself

a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light

Now on our troubles will be out of sight

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!