it was originally white but santa decided to sacrafice some elves to cathulu and the blood embarrassingly got all over him
. The jolly old St. Nick that we know from countless images did not come from folklore, nor did he originate in the imaginations of Moore and Nast. He comes from the yearly advertisements of the Coca-Cola Company. He wears the corporate colors — the famous red and white — for a reason: he is working out of Atlanta, not out of the North Pole.
A Spanish bullfighter who didn't get anything for Xmas.
Didn't Santa used to wear green?
The current popular image in the US is pretty much derived from the old Coca Cola ads