Who popularized the idea that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole?

  • Thomas Nast correct

    Versions of St. Nick appear in many cultures, but the image of a chubby, red-nosed Santa Claus who lives in the North Pole was popularized by American cartoonist Thomas Nast in the mid-19th century. Around this time, many explorers had been trying to reach the Pole, increasing interest in the area among the general public. Source: NPR

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  • Norman Rockwell
  • Hans Christian Andersen
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