For many people, this is NOT the most wonderful time of the year

For some, the holiday season is a joyful one. To these people, the holiday season is for spending time reconnecting with friends and family, shopping, dining, gathering, wrapping, singing, and generally celebrating the season regardless of one’s religious  beliefs or lack thereof. This is the group that society recognizes the existence of. Multibillion dollar corporations spend significant amounts of money catering to the people in this group. One of the most significant cultural holidays–Christmas–is a national holiday. People plan their vacations around this time of year. Public schools take a winter break during this period as well. If you’re someone who celebrates the holiday season, no matter how you celebrate  it or what religion you do or don’t belong to, your existence is recognized. If you enjoy Christmas caroling, participating in religious plays celebrating the season, or even sending out holiday cards, your participation in cultural traditions reinforces the idea that the holidays are a thrilling time of year.

Don’t get me wrong…it can be and is.

For some people.

Not so for others.

Despite the slogans and Christmas songs and holiday movies and candy canes and family feasts, for many people, this is not the most wonderful time of year.

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For many people, this is NOT the most wonderful time of the year

Santa can be anyone, no?

He can be an obnoxious, browbeating  jerk.
He can be the self-appointed judge of humanity.
Santa can be Jesus’ sparring partner as the latter wages his “War on Christmas”.
This one is self-explanatory, don’t you think?
He can be a baseball player. I wonder how fast his balls go.
He can be the spokesperson for CrossFit.
The standards for law enforcement employees must be slipping if Santa-a guy who only works one day out of the year-can be a police officer.

Someone should let Megyn Kelly at FOX News know that Santa is not a fixed, unchangeable fictional character. As such, Santa can also look like this:

Black Santa Claus.

Happy Holidays to all!

Santa can be anyone, no?