December 22, 2007 will

Santa Clause: Naughty or Nice?

Santa Claus. Naughty or Nice? Is Santa a symbol of giving who brings joy to millions or an evil corporate shill who promotes shameless materialism?

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Your question assumes that shameless materialism 1) can be encouraged to greater heights (i.e. Any holiday is an excuse for this behavior; it isn't Santa's fault), 2) is the epitome of corporate evil (it's not), and 3) is not just business as usual for humanity (humanity got where it is today via shameless materialism).