Here's a Russian postcard circa 1974 featuring Santa Claus trying to be just like Vladislav Tretiak.
Speaking of Russian hockey legends and Christmas, the daughters of Igor Larionov have recently recorded a Christmas song, with proceeds going to Hockey Fights Cancer. You will see lots of hockey cameos in the video below.
С Рождеством Христовым Россия! And Merry Christmas to all my European readers!