I got up at 6 a.m. to discover gifts on the front porch deposited by Santa’s helpers in the brown trucks. Saturday Evening Post of the 1920s. Santa does not drive a team of reindeer from his sleigh to land on rooftops and come down the chimney. His elves are all dressed in uniforms and drive brown trucks to deliver presents to good little boys and girls.
Rockwell’s heirs could conjure up images of men and women elves in brown shorts snacking on cookies and drinking from bottles of Coca Cola. The trucks could be named after the members of Santa’s team. Not very colorful, though.