Santa is destroying our schools

To Miss with Love


I went with a friend and her son to see Santa at the Westfield centre and it made me feel ill. Maybe it was the fact that Santa’s grotto was decorated in Kung Fu Panda. Or maybe it was the zillions of stores in Westfield, rammed with people buying God knows what. Or maybe it was all the elves talking about how we were going to the North Pole, and while waiting in a room, watching the little children being directed into one of three doors, presumably each with a different Santa behind them. Or maybe it was my own description of Santa as omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Santa knows all… I said. He knows whether you’ve been naughty or nice. He can even fly to every child’s house in the world in one night.

I’m not particularly religious, or indeed religious at all. But even I felt uncomfortable describing Santa as…

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