Sistine Santa

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Where did Santa Claus — ye old Saint Nick — come from? The cartoonist Thomas Nast, in a 1862 Christmas season Harper’s Weekly cover and center-fold illustration, gave him his rosy cheeks, wide belly and popularized the red suit with white trim. But my origination myth rests with Michelangelo. Yes, old Mike. What do you think?