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Mattwall1 October 21st, 2014 11:22pm

Debating the race of Santa Claus, whether in a Slate Article, Fox News or via any other media form, and even worse, saying with the utmost sincerity that Santa Claus exists on national television is an absurdity only found in American media.

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chinito Florida
10/23/14 3:48 am

Absurd... Yes
Only in America,,, No

146787456777 .......
10/22/14 5:11 am

god, I hope we're not the only ones stupid enough to debate that, but I unfortunately I suspect we are.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/22/14 8:09 am

I hope were the only ones stupid enough to debate that. At least that way I can sleep well at night knowing this doesn't happen in other countries too.

146787456777 .......
10/22/14 8:27 am

haha! excellent point. I guess we'll just have to add this onto the list of other national embarrassments along with a 40% denial of evolution and 17th place on education.

arielb SoCal, so Cal
10/23/14 8:30 am

Don't they debate the race of Schwartze Peter (Black Peter) in The Netherlands (or at least the appropriateness of it)?

fredd TrumpLand
10/22/14 12:12 am

The race of Santa Claus? Really?

Rosebud Ohio
10/21/14 6:52 pm

Debating it is absurd, but for example the "reindeer watch" they have on Christmas Eve is cute.

rons Thanks America
10/21/14 6:20 pm

ISIS diversion.

10/21/14 5:41 pm

We are thinking of the same Santa Claus here right?

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
10/21/14 5:44 pm

The Holly Jolly fellow with the beer belly? are there others that I may be ignorantly unaware of?

10/21/14 5:50 pm

I wasn't sure if you were referencing the actual st nicholas, in which case you'd be right-there was someone of that name and nature. But you believe in Santa Claus?

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
10/21/14 5:54 pm

Do I believe in Santa Claus, as in the jolly fellow? No, but like most small children, I did when I was younger. I do not believe it to be an absurd thing for parents to tell their kids Santa exists though.

10/21/14 5:57 pm

No, that's one thing, but debating it on national television or on a online site as full fact and actually getting into a heated debate about the race of Santa Claus???

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
10/21/14 5:59 pm

Oh, then I misinterpreted the question a little bit. If people go to lengths such as those and are legitimately, for lack of a better term, agro about such topics, then yes that is quite absurd.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 8:02 pm

Same here. Again another example the whole PC thing is getting out of hand..

susanr Colorado
10/21/14 5:35 pm

I don't actually know whether people in other countries do that or not.

GlockMan1 Alabama
10/21/14 4:40 pm

Sad. Even many "Christian" parents lie to their children about Santa.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
10/21/14 4:34 pm

I thought that's was what made us exceptional :)