It's so frustrating that the courts actually allow this sort of thing to go on. What makes Christianity or Judaism any better than anything else? Just because people have been breaking the law for a long time doesn't make it suddenly legal. It makes no sense to me.
Yeah, the Coca Cola ads were the first widespread representations of Santa Claus in color. Prior to that, he had been all sorts of color combinations, since the majority of imagery was black and white. They made him red and white because those were Coca Cola's color scheme.