publication date: Sunday, December 17, 2006 (part of Round XXIX)
clue: It wouldn't be Christmas without this goo.
explanation: Santa Claus was a popular folk character associated with Christmas. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Nadine Russell, Josh Paddison, Allison Bair, Joy Dunn, Aaron Weiss, Jeremiah Poisson, and Chris Venit
trivia: The phrasing of the clue was meant to echo that of Colonel Sanders (0721).