Happy Holidays, forum dwellers! Since it's that time of year again, I have been pondering my thoughts and researching holiday mythology. Now, many years have passed since I woke up to the realization that holiday characters like Santa are myths, so I decided that I would shed some light on why Santa Claus is not worth teaching children as fact. Let me give you a pretty straightforward, logical description of the old man in a jolly red suit... [u]A morbidly obese elderly male who spies on children 24/7, is at the head of a slave labour force of elves, breaks into children's homes at night and leaves gifts for children, based on what they wanted all year, which he found out by his spying.[/u] It sounds kinda creepy when you rationalize it. Do you really want to teach your children that not only is lying perfectly acceptable, but breaking & entering and invasion of privacy are not crimes and are also perfectly acceptable?