I first found life in 1939, when Chicago-based Montgomery Ward company commissioned an employee, Robert L. May, to create a coloring book to use as Christmas gifts for children who came to its department stores. My story was first printed commercially in 1947 and Gene Autry immortalized me in a song in 1949. To this day, I am one of the biggest TV stars in the world — especially every December.
Who am I?
Last week’s answer: The Christmas Stocking