Why are candy canes associated with Christmas?

Why are candy canes associated with Christmas?
I know it is nowhere near Christmas but I can do a Christmas in July question, right? Well I was curious when I was randomly searching pictures and thought, dang, why are candy canes associated with Christmas so much?

Can anybody share any input if you know how candy canes got such a huge candy popularity with Christmas time candy? I can only think it hooks well on the Christmas tree and the colors of most candy canes are red and white, which is the colors Santa's suit is.

Also, do you like the heart that these 2 candy canes make?
They make a great candy to place on the tree as it has a hook like make to it
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Because the colors tend to usually be red and white, which is associated with Santa Claus
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