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  • Great Britain: School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-Cola

    11/21/2007 8:59:43 AM PST · by Stoat · 38 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2007
    School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-ColaLast updated at 16:37pm on 21st November 2007Santa 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. Scroll down for more... Father Christmas and...
  • Santa in PC ban: 'Ho, ho, ho' means prostitutes?

    11/14/2007 5:02:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 257+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/14/07 | WorldNetDaily
    When kids hear Santa Claus bellow, "Ho, ho, ho," is their first thought prostitution? That concern has prompted an attempt to gag the traditional greeting, and many Santas are now fighting back. According to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Santas across Australia are rebelling against attempts to change their saying to a more politically correct, "ha, ha, ha." It all started when the recruitment firm Westaff – which has offices both in the United States and Australia – told its Christmas trainees that the "ho, ho, ho" phrase could frighten children and possibly be derogatory to women.
  • Bad Santa II

    11/14/2007 3:56:24 AM PST · by bocopar · 5 replies · 31+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 11/14/07 | Bob Parks
    Let's be real, folks. Many of us knew "Santa Claus" was really Mom and Dad by age six, but it was always fun to play along as we knew we'd get something out of it on December 25th. But there are some out there who are so easily "offended", that they could give a damn if they spoil Christmas, a FEDERAL HOLIDAY, for everyone else. And there are more than enough people out there that acquiesce to the "sensitivities" of those who seek to make all of us as miserable as they are.... School ho-ho-hoists Santa Principal cancels trip to...
  • Stage and screen actor Harry Frazier dies at 77 (Santa Claus roles in movies and commercials)

    06/09/2007 10:26:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 481+ views
    ap on KRON4 ^ | 6/9/07 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stage and screen actor Harry Frazier, whose full white beard helped him land Santa Claus roles in movies and commercials, has died. He was 77. Frazier died May 26 of complications from diabetes at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He started on Broadway appearing in various plays during the 1960s. He performed regularly in Shakespeare plays in Southern California and had leading roles in "The Tempest," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "Henry IV." Among his TV credits included "Night Court," "Cheers" and "Hill Street Blues." He also played King Neptune on three...
  • Live Thread: NORAD Tracks Santa's Journey Across the Globe

    12/24/2006 2:18:58 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 111 replies · 3,995+ views
    Follow along with NORAD as they track the magical journey of Santa Claus (Father Christmas/Sinterklaas/Pere Noel/De Kerstman/Julenisse etc.) around the world tonight! CLICK HERE TO BEGIN
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (So bad it's good!)

    12/22/2006 9:45:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 415+ views
    Watch it here > http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-7709281390847700281 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) is considered to be one of the worst movies ever made. It is so bad, that it is actually fun to watch. The filmmakers were probably too embarrassed to renew the copyright, so it’s now in the public domain. The story shows how Santa Claus is kidnapped by Martians to cheer up the Martian children. The rumor is that the movie was shot in abandoned aircraft hangars in New Jersey. It is clear that the movie had an extremely low budget, it even has spelling errors in the opening...
  • Official NORAD video orders total protection for Santa Claus, his reindeer and his amazing sleigh

    12/21/2006 4:11:23 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 10 replies · 790+ views
    NORAD Tracks Santa ^ | December 2006 | North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command
    Canadian NORAD fighter pilots flying the CF-18 Hornet jet fighter will escort Santa Claus throughout Canada. And meeting Santa Claus in United States of America airspace will be United States NORAD fighter pilots flying F/A-18 Hornet and/or the F-15 Eagle fighter jets. This year, sadly, the F-14 Tomcat is unable to provide protection for Santa's super-secret, high-tech, marvel-of-aviation sleigh; after long decades of noble service the fighter jet is now retired. Based on what we see in the photo below (released by the United States Navy) retirement is far from Santa's mind. He's looking quite comfortable, and physically fit, as...
  • OFFICIAL VISIT OF LTG SANTA CLAUS

    12/21/2006 10:10:11 AM PST · by Doghouse Riley · 8 replies · 484+ views
    Unknown | 1995? | Anon
    OPERATION ORDER 12-06 FOR: OFFICIAL VISIT OF LTG SANTA CLAUS 1. An official staff visit by LTG Claus is expected at this post on 25 Dec. The following directives govern activities of all Army personnel during the visit. a. Not a creature will stir without permission. This includes warrant officers and mice. Soldiers may obtain special stirring permits for necessary administrative action through the Battalion S-1. Officer stirring permits must be obtained through the Deputy, Post Plans and Policy Office. b. All personnel will settle their brains for a long winter nap NLT 2200 hours, 24 December. Uniform for the...
  • Freep a poll!!( Best Christmas movie ever?)

    12/20/2006 7:44:13 AM PST · by dynachrome · 59 replies · 633+ views
    www.countypressonline.com ^ | 12-20-06 | County Press Online
    The best Christmas movie is? A- It’s a Wonderful Life B- A Christmas Story C- A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim) D- Scrooged E- Miracle On 34th Street F- White Christmas G- Santa Claus Conquers The Martians H- Elf
  • Bad Santas

    12/14/2006 10:15:09 AM PST · by Armedanddangerous · 20 replies · 711+ views
    Santa Claus always creeped me out when I was small.
  • Is there a Santa Claus?

    12/11/2006 1:48:12 PM PST · by ZULU · 87 replies · 1,349+ views
    New York Sun ^ | September 12, 1897 | Francis Pharcellus Church
    Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. "DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. "Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. "Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa...
  • Santa Claus Deemed Too 'Religious' For Fundraiser

    12/01/2006 8:54:08 AM PST · by Froufrou · 136 replies · 2,043+ views
    CNS ^ | 11/30/06 | Randy Hall
    A Christmas-themed event to raise money at a public elementary school in Warwick, N.Y., has been altered to accommodate a parent's complaints that the program would illegally spotlight a "religious" figure - Santa Claus. "Breakfast With Santa" has since been changed to "Winter Wonderland Breakfast," and -- in an effort to be inclusive of all beliefs -- the bearded one will now be joined at the Dec. 9 event by Frosty the Snowman. Organizers made the changes after one parent charged that she and others in the community were offended that the Parent Teacher Association at the Sanfordville Elementary School...
  • No Santa After Colorado Police Learn Photographer Is Registered Sex Offender ( your town, too ? )

    12/06/2006 9:05:51 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies · 813+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 06, 2006 | AP
    A suburban mall suspended all visits with its Santa Claus Tuesday after learning a photographer taking pictures of children on St. Nick's lap was a registered sex offender, police said. "Knowing that a registered sex offender was potentially working with children at the Santa Claus display we quickly wanted to check into it," ... Yeoman was listed as a "lifetime notification" offender on the Indiana Sheriffs' Sex Offender Registry for a 1992 conviction of child molestation. He served six years of his 10 year sentence...
  • Nazi Santa`s Destroyed

    12/01/2006 12:30:03 PM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies · 1,278+ views
    BERLIN, Germany -- "A German chain of shops has removed miniature wooden Santa Claus figures from its shelves and destroyed them after customers complained it looked like they were giving the stiff-armed Hitler salute that is outlawed." "Josef Lange, a spokesman for the Rossmann chain that has 1,200 outlets, told Reuters on Friday the figures depicting Father Christmas with his right arm stiffly upright towards the sky and holding a sack in his left hand upset some customers." "We were astonished by the reaction," Lange said.
  • German Shops Destroy Santas Giving 'Hitler Salutes.'

    12/01/2006 11:48:52 AM PST · by Froufrou · 54 replies · 1,513+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/01/06 | Unknown
    A German chain of shops has removed miniature wooden Santa Claus figures from its shelves and destroyed them after customers complained it looked like they were giving the stiff-armed Hitler salute that is outlawed. Josef Lange, a spokesman for the Rossmann chain that has 1,200 outlets, told Reuters on Friday the figures depicting Father Christmas with his right arm stiffly upright towards the sky and holding a sack in his left hand upset some customers. "We were astonished by the reaction," Lange said. "It looks like he's just pointing up to the sky and we were surprised that anyone saw...
  • Shops destroy Santas giving "Hitler salute"

    12/03/2006 11:25:49 PM PST · by sangfroid · 20 replies · 929+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 1, 2006 8:45 AM ET
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German chain of shops has removed miniature wooden Santa Claus figures from its shelves and destroyed them after customers complained it looked like they were giving the stiff-armed Hitler salute that is outlawed. Josef Lange, a spokesman for the Rossmann chain that has 1,200 outlets, told Reuters Friday the figures depicting Father Christmas with his right arm stiffly upright toward the sky and holding a sack in his left hand upset some customers. "We were astonished by the reaction," Lange said. "It looks like he's just pointing up to the sky and we were surprised that...
  • Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, rookie QB Jay Cutler

    11/24/2006 5:37:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 34 replies · 1,399+ views
    Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, QB Jay Cutler You can imagine what the sports media storm is like here in Colorado right now after the lackluster performance by the Denver Broncos offense last night in their 19 - 10 loss vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. An interesting fact about the Broncos first round draft choice from earlier this year, QB Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus, Indiana. 6 Jay Cutler, Quarterback Height: 6' 3" Weight: 233 lbs. College: Vanderbilt Born: in Santa Claus, Ind. Acquired: Draft #1 (11th overall), 2006 Pro Year: R...
  • Alaska Guard Celebrates 50th Year of Operation Santa Claus

    11/03/2006 4:32:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 258+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2006 – The Alaska National Guard will join Santa and Mrs. Claus tomorrow as they visit St. Mary’s, Alaska, to commemorate the 50th anniversary flight of Operation Santa Claus. About 100 Army and Air National Guard members and other volunteers will fly to the remote village in two Air Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft to deliver toys, clothing, books, school supplies, water and holiday spirit to about 350 children, Kalei Brooks from Alaska’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs told American Forces Press Service. In addition, a representative of Tastee-Freez will bring ice cream sundaes for as many...
  • Evangelical leaders fight global warming

    02/08/2006 12:52:43 PM PST · by familyop · 35 replies · 715+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A group of 86 evangelical Christian leaders are reportedly supporting a major initiative to fight global warming. Warning "millions of people could die in this century because of climate change," the leaders include the presidents of 39 evangelical colleges, aid groups and churches, such as the Salvation Army, and pastors of megachurches, including Rick Warren, author of the best seller "The Purpose-Driven Life," The New York Times reported Wednesday. "For most of us, until recently this has not been treated as a pressing issue or major priority," the Christian leaders said in a statement to...
  • Santa Claus smacks down heresy

    12/30/2005 9:10:34 AM PST · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 396+ views
    Magic Statistics ^ | 12/26/2005
    The institution of Santa Claus has its roots in stories about St Nicholas's generosity and love toward children. But St Nicholas, 4th-century bishop of Myra, had another side. While attending the Council of Nicea in AD 325, he defended orthodox Christology in particularly vigorous fashion:During the Council of Nicea, jolly old St. Nicholas got so fed up with Arius, who taught that Jesus was just a man, that he walked up and slapped him! That unbishoplike behavior got him in trouble. The council almost stripped him of his office, but Nicholas said he was sorry, so he was forgiven.Maybe Santa...