First lady Nancy Reagan sits on the knee of Mr. T, dressed as Santa Claus, and gives him a peck on the head, as he joined her for a preview of the White House Christmas decor in 1983.
Generation after generation has sat in the lap of this Santa Claus. This year baby Michael Sykes IV got a portrait with New Orleans' Seventh Ward Santa.
Courtesy of Taya Thomas and Michael Sykes III
(Left to right) Actors John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, and young Natalie Wood stand before a Christmas tree in a still from director George Seaton's film, Miracle on 34th Street.
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A trade card from the 1880s depicts a Santa Claus figure in a bird-themed sleigh pulled by reindeer as they are about the land on a rooftop to deliver presents from the huge sack of gifts.