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Thread #54983   Message #1337889
Posted By: CapriUni
24-Nov-04 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Subject: RE: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Dianavan --

Nowadays its all Santa and the kids are so hyped, its all over the top. Seems to me that Black Peter kinda kept it all a little more in check. By the way - our St. Nick wore blue velvet.

:::Nods::: Well, Phyllis Siefker, who wrote that book that inspired this thread, points out that our modern-day "Santa" has more in common with Black Pete then the Saint proper. But I agree with you ( that the modern-day Santa is too tame and all sweetness. I think Santa should be made a little bit more wild and scary again.

What you say we go down to the mall with picket signs, and hold a demonstration to "Free Santa"?

BTW, what country did you grow up in, that your St. Nick wore blue?