Blue Santa Claus?

A Blue Santa figurine was recently unearthed at an Ohio factory. Apparently they were made by German immigrants in the 1800s, for whom the blue figurines were tradional.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And our last word in business today calls attention to immigrants who brought a tradition to the United States.

The last word is blue Christmas or to be more précised Blue Santa Claus. A blue Santa Claus figurine was on earth from the site of a toy factory in Akron, Ohio.

German immigrants brought Santa Claus figurines to Ohio in the 1800s and once like the blue Santa were made locally. The director of the American Toy Marvel Museum says the blue color was traditional for the German version of St. Nicholas.

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