Recently, Yahoo News posted a story about the possibility of Santa Claus no longer smoking. To be honest, I clicked on the article just to read the comments because the idea seemed so absurd since I never found it bothersome seeing images of Santa holding a pipe.
We all know smoking causes negative health effects. And truthfully, I’ve never smoked. However, I feel this idea of an anti-smoking Santa has gotten a little ridiculous.
Nowadays, people strive toward constant political correctness and healthy living. Ideally, it would be a perfect a world if everyone was healthy and politically correct but it is not a perfect world. So really, taking away Santa’s pipe ? Come on!
Another person commented, Frosty the Snowman would be the next Christmas figure to be altered because he has a pipe which would lead to the song lyrics being altered. Think “corncob pipe.”
Finally, a one comment mentioned the song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” would need to disappear because that would be promoting infidelity. I laughed at this.
After sifting through more comments, I wondered, why people are talking about Christmas when we just celebrated Halloween?
Whenever I go into a store, Christmas decorations are on sale and the mall has already set up their Christmas displays.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. But what happened to Thanksgiving?
I believe Christmas has its time and place, which is between Thanksgiving and New Years. As for the rest of the year, no more Christmas music, no more Christmas decorations, no more Santa non-smoking articles.