4 Things You Didn’t Know About Mary Poppins & Santa Claus

At first glance, it is hard to find much in common between the magic nanny and the jolly, plump, bearded Christmas icon.

They both fly. She takes her umbrella, while he summons his reindeer. She offers a spoonful of sugar, while he demands a plateful of cookies. They both have books, movies and songs that kids love.

…And they both appreciate a well-kept chimney. The same goes for Above All Chimney & Masonry, who offer the best chimney sweeps in Bucks County, PA.

If you remember in the 1964 ‘Mary Poppins’ film, there is a whole scene dedicated to chimney sweepers singing and dancing to “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” Additionally, we all know that Santa Claus makes his annual toy deliveries via the smoky stack directly above the fireplace (only to his Nice-List.)

Whether you have been naughty or nice, we think you’d enjoy hearing the following four things that you may not know about Mary Poppins and Santa Claus:

  1. “A Spoonful of Sugar” was inspired by the Polio vaccine. That’s right. The famous song from the 1964 Disney movie, was influenced by medicine that was made easier to take when patients placed it on a sugar cube before ingesting. Things equally as easy to digest: our affordable prices, prompt customer service, and high-quality masonry services.
     
  2. Coca-Cola became Santa’s stylist. Back in the 1800’s, Father Christmas was illustrated wearing green, blue, brown, and purple clothes. Eventually it became popular for him to appear in a red suit. In 1927, Coca-Cola artist Haddon Sundblom created a whole marketing campaign only depicting him in red. The rest is history. 
  3. Disney won five Oscars. ‘Mary Poppins’ was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards. The good news: they won five. The bad news: They lost Best Picture to ‘My Fair Lady’. We can relate. We have numerous raving customer reviews on our online Testimonials page.
  4. Santa began utilizing chimney entrances in 1809. This occurrence began in a book by Washington Irving. This is the also first time he’s depicted as a heavyset, pipe-smoking, bearded man. Chances are he prefers visiting homes that use chimney services in Bucks County, due to the thorough cleanings provided by Above All Chimney & Masonry. 

If you have any questions or would like a free estimate, our supercalifragilisticexpialidocious representatives can be reached at 215-396-4294 or chimneyrich12@verizon.net.

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