You are reading the title incorrectly. I am not saying this is the official list for Minecraft Cloaks, I am saying this is the list for the official Minecraft Cloaks. The reason I put that in there is because there are mods that let you make your own cloak, but these three are the only official cloaks put into the game by Mojang. Any other questions?
Wouldn't there had to have been an update for the img url to be changed to the new cape in the class file? I edited my cape to look different already but I would think it would have changed to the new years one for me if there was an update... If there was no update then how did everyone get another cape?
I think that putting an invisible update in without changing the version number would be quite easy.
The file that contains the cape is probably so small, it's loaded by your Minecraft in a fraction of a second and you didn't notice it.
Or Notch just sent an "activator" through an update so the cape file was already there and the update was just a little thing turning the cape to active
NOTE: If you have any info please post. (This cloak is official, notch posted about it on his twitter, I just need a little more info)
Released: January 12, 2011
Discontinued: Unknown, but before February 2, 2011 (Date Needed)
If anyone knows of other official cloaks or knows the exact date when the xmas cape was discontinued can they please post?