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November 21, 2007

Here We Go Again

The constant tinkering with Christmas continues apace in the UK.

Santa Claus is being forced to wear a green suit when visiting a school this year, after teachers decided the traditional red outfit would remind pupils of Coca-Cola.

Education chiefs have also banned the annual Christmas grotto - favouring an eastern European version of the festive season instead.

Staff at the Steiner School in Brighton, East Sussex, claim the red-suited Santa is a symbol of "modern commercialism" and reminds children of Coca-Cola adverts.

The article includes a picture of a Coca-Cola ad from the Saturday Evening Post, a periodical wildly influential with today's youth.

School spokesman Sarah James said visitors hoping to find the traditional jolly white-bearded fellow will be disappointed.

Take your Spirit of Christmas and shove it. Have fun, kids!

"The red-suited Santa was created as a marketing tool by Coca-Cola, it is a symbol of commercialism.

Bullshit. Bullshit. God, you are so full of shit.

Are they actually arguing that Santa Claus is somehow sacred and should be protected from secular contamination? Don't suppose they want to bring back the baby Jesus, do you?


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