12/19/2012 01:46 pm ET Updated Dec 19, 2012

Santa The Salesman: Holiday Ads Through The Years (PHOTOS)

Nothing says time to buy vacuums, beer or cooking accessories quite like Santa Claus.

Everyone has seen Santa Claus in Coca-Cola ads, but he's also been the face of many other products throughout the years.

Stores have used Santa as a spokesman for as long as they've had Christmas promotions. And who can blame them? Santa is a lovable, recognizable guy. He's associated with joy and giving, so it makes sense that companies would want Saint Nick associated with their products. For Christmas 2012, Reminisce Magazine has rounded up some of the best vintage Santa advertisements from years past.

Check out some adorable ads featuring Santa below:

Santa As Spokesman