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  • Girl in Trump call still believes in Santa

    12/26/2018 4:49:19 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26h December 2018 | BBC News
    The seven-year-old girl whose phone call with President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve went viral has said she still believes in Santa Claus. Mr Trump threw doubt on the existence of Santa when he asked Collman Lloyd if she still believed in Father Christmas. After learning the girl's age, the president asked: "At seven, it's marginal, right?" "Yes, sir," the girl replied. She later admitted she did not know the word's meaning, the Post and Courier reports. Collman, from Lexington in South Carolina, also told the newspaper that she was glad to be able to talk with the US president....
  • Trump asks 7-year-old, 'Are you still a believer in Santa?'

    12/25/2018 7:44:01 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/25/18 | Eric Levenson
    At what age do children wonder whether Santa really exists? President Donald Trump would like to know. In a Christmas Eve call, Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman whether the child still believes in Santa Claus. "Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at 7, it's marginal, right?" Trump asked Coleman.
  • A child calling Santa reached NORAD instead.

    12/24/2018 3:18:29 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 24th,2018 | Steve Hendrix
    It was not a place of fun and games. And when that red phone rang — it was wired directly to a four-star general at the Pentagon — things got real. All eyes would have been on Shoup when he answered. “Col. Shoup,” he barked. But there was silence. Until finally, a small voice said, “Is this Santa Claus?”
  • NORAD to still track Santa despite government shutdown

    12/23/2018 4:10:35 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 29 replies ^ | Dec. 22, 2018 | Staff
    Quick news video verifying NORAD to still track Santa despite government shutdown.
  • One More Year of Santa

    12/20/2018 2:28:35 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/18 | William Kevin Stoos
    (On Perpetuating The Wonderful Myth of Santa Through Parental Trickery) There is one in every class. You know—that one 6 year old smart aleck who takes sadistic pleasure in being the first to announce to his naďve classmates that “There is no Santa!” Sometimes, unfortunately, it is the teacher who decides to burst their bubble and announce the secret. It is apparently politically incorrect nowadays to believe in the jolly old elf who travels the world delivering presents to young children. But then, why not? What is the harm in perpetuating the myth of Santa and allowing innocent little children...
  • Debate: Should Santa Clause be Female or Gender Neutral?

    12/14/2018 5:41:50 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/14/18
    When we say ‘Santa’, you probably think of an old fat guy with a bushy beard - but what if they were a woman, or non-binary? Isn't everyone capable of spreading Christmas cheer? This is the debate that's heating up right now after a councillor in Newton Aycliffe (near Durham) complained last month about a woman being cast in the role of Santa in the town’s Christmas parade. Arun Chandran, the Newton Aycliffe councillor who was against the idea of a female Santa, told The Times that the role is only appropriate for men. “My understanding is that Santa Claus,...
  • Doris Day's "Here Comes Santa Claus" for Futurama, Due South and Remington Steel

    12/10/2018 5:32:51 PM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    And if you're not tired of Santa yet, "Santa's Coming" by the Arrogant Worms for Harry Potter's Voldemort.
  • School Bans Candy Canes [semi-satire]

    12/09/2018 9:30:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Another education bureaucracy abuse of power was demonstrated at the Manchester Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska where principal Jennifer Sinclair announced a ban on candy canes. According to her, “the letter ‘j’ shape of the candy cane is an insidious attempt to inject religion into the school environment. Everyone knows that the ‘j’ stands for Jesus. We simply cannot permit such an egregious insult to all the non-Christian students at our school.” Candy canes aren’t the only items on the Principal’s forbidden list. Other banned items and activities include: Santas, elves, Christmas music, Christmas books, making an ornament to hang...
  • Santa kneeling before Jesus 'too violent' for Facebook

    12/07/2018 11:19:00 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 12/6/2018 | WND
    Facebook censored an image of Santa Claus kneeling before the baby Jesus, deeming it “violent or graphic content.”
  • Teacher Who Spoiled Santa Won't Return to NJ School

    12/05/2018 5:36:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn't real will not be returning to the school.
  • New Jersey teacher tells first-graders there is no Santa

    12/01/2018 6:47:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 195 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/30/2018 | Alex Taylor and Natalie O'Neill
    She doesn’t just deserve a lump of coal in her stocking, she should get a whole trainload! A bah-humbug New Jersey substitute teacher shattered the hearts of a class of first-graders by telling them Santa Claus and his eight reindeer weren’t real — and then it got a lot worse. “She proceeded to just completely unleash on them,’’ said stunned parent Lisa Simek, whose daughter Emilia was in the class at Cedar Hill School in Montville, on Facebook. “She told them Santa isn’t real and parents just buy presents and put them under their tree. “She told them reindeer can’t...
  • Liberals Demand 'Offensive' Father Christmas Be Renamed ‘Person Christmas’

    12/01/2018 10:13:25 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 51 replies
    NN ^ | 12/1/18 | Scott Morefield
    The very symbol of the traditional Christmas we all know and love may be up for a 'gender neutral' rebrand; yes, we are talking about Father Christmas. Unfortunately, for western traditions like Christmas, the emergence of terms like 'gender-fluidity' have fallen neatly into ‘threatening’ category, and as a result, we could now see Father Christmas being renamed to ‘Person Christmas.'

    04/10/2018 1:45:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WFMY News2 ^ | 4/09/18 | Carrie Hodgin
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A former Walmart employee who’s charged with sexually assaulting two boys also worked at the store as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. That’s according to a police report. Caleb Bowers, 20, appeared in court on Monday and was given a $2,000,000 bond. Bowers who’s from Trinity, was arrested after two separate incidents involving sexual assault inside the High Point Walmart store on South Main Street.
  • Adorable: President Trump and First Lady Melania Call Kids to Track Santa's Sleigh

    12/24/2017 7:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 24, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    It's Christmas eve and children around the world are anxiously waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer. President Trump and First Lady Melania, who are spending their Christmas at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, are also excited about his visit and made phones calls to children Sunday afternoon to track his progress through the North American Aerospace Defense Command [NORAD].  “What would you like more than anything?” President Trump asked a child named Casper from Virginia. “Building blocks, that’s what I’ve always liked too. I always loved building blocks. Well I predict Santa will bring you building blocks, so many...
  • Santa is moving to the South Pole because of global warming

    12/24/2017 1:25:44 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    Government of Canada ^ | 12/24/2017 | Canadian government
    Thanks to rising global temperatures, rapidly melting Arctic ice and growing human operations in the North, Santa Claus has signed an agreement with the International community to relocate his village next year to operate in an exclusive zone in the South Pole. Santa’s relocation agreement marks the first time that the international community agrees on a common legal definition of climate change that includes refugees as corporations, as well as individuals. This deal is expected to lead to the deployment of a global climate change refugee visa system that in the near future could help to more easily relocate individuals...
  • [Video] Funny: Smart kid figures out Santa is fake and he's mad. Parents are Busted!

    12/24/2017 10:20:12 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 14 December 2017 | self
    [Video] Funny: Smart kid figures out Santa is fake and he's mad. Parents are Busted! This kid busts out his detective skills and figures out his parents are the real Santa. Should he get coal this Christmas? Funny Christmas Video. Video:
  • Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)

    12/24/2017 3:14:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Norad Santa ^ | December 24, 2017 | Norad Santa
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)
  • The Night Before Christmas

    12/23/2017 9:36:42 AM PST · by V K Lee · 4 replies
    The Night Before Christmas (1946) Live Action Film & Animation The Night Before Christmas (1946) or "A Visit From St. Nicholas" Mostly live action with animated parts. Narrated tale of the perennial classic poem. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line) is a poem written by Clement Clarke Moore, first published anonymously in 1823. It is largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, including his physical appearance, the night of his visit, his mode of transportation, the number...
  • Pet owners bring their dogs, cats, turtles, hamsters, and even a KANGAROO to sit on Santa's lap

    12/20/2017 3:22:40 PM PST · by mairdie · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 December 2017 | Carly Stern
    Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph aren't the only animals that get to have their pictures taken with Santa. While most 'parents' bring their kids to the mall to take pictures with the jolly man from the North Pole, others take along their family pets for some very festive photos. And barring any allergies, this can mean a whole lot of upsides for Mr. Claus: Smokey the Cat is a lot less likely to throw a temper tantrum, Buddy the dog definitely won't ask for an Xbox, and Myrtle the turtle probably will not pick its...
  • Santa Is Putting Christmas On The Blockchain And Saving Billions

    12/14/2017 6:58:15 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies ^ | 12-14-2017 | Juli
    So, you think that you know all there is to know about Christmas? Maybe you string enough lights on your roof to give Clark Griswald a run for his money. Maybe you can identify mistletoe and holly in the wild, chop down your own Christmas tree, and know exactly how many Hallmark Keepsake ornaments they’ve issued since 1973. You can rattle off all of Santa’s reindeer—backwards, starting with Rudolph and ending in Dasher, and know all the words to O’ Tannenbaum. Including all the verses. In German. You own White Christmas—which is indisputably the best Christmas movie ever—on Blu Ray,...