Here Are Santa’s Most Scandalous Ads: Guns, Girls, And Booze

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Santa Claus has starred in many ad campaigns — and some of them would move him onto the naughty list.

While St. Nick is most famous for Coca-Cola commercials, advertisers have also put his face in ads with guns, booze, cigarettes, and girls.

Here are Santa’s most surprising ad campaigns.

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