History Headscratchers / SantaClaus

29th Nov '17 6:55:35 AM CaptEquinox
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** "[[http://www.ladybridget.com/p/blacksanta.html When I see what's needed most, I take that shape, like a Christmas ghost...]]"[[note]]The Creator/WhoopiGoldberg film ''Call Me Claus'' asks this question specifically and references this poem.[[/note]]


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** That belief may have originated with "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", written in 1934.
27th Nov '17 2:09:35 AM GREGOLE
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** I have literally never once heard that.
28th Oct '17 1:27:02 PM nombretomado
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*** It's a religious holiday for many people. My family always emphasizes "the reason for the season". Plenty of atheists celebrate the secular aspects of it, and of course there's ChristmasInJapan, but Jews and Muslims have their own holidays separate from the traditionally Christian ones. So the hypothetical Jewish kid who wants to know why Santa Claus won't give him any gifts is still a valid point.

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*** It's a religious holiday for many people. My family always emphasizes "the reason for the season". Plenty of atheists celebrate the secular aspects of it, and of course there's ChristmasInJapan, UsefulNotes/ChristmasInJapan, but Jews and Muslims have their own holidays separate from the traditionally Christian ones. So the hypothetical Jewish kid who wants to know why Santa Claus won't give him any gifts is still a valid point.
24th Sep '17 3:34:32 AM CaptEquinox
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*** I don't think little kids watching the news/reading the paper is all that unusual. I did everything the previous troper said, except I got Cronkite every night. So I grew up believing in Santa ''and'' in high standards for television journalism.

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*** I don't think little kids watching the news/reading the paper is all that unusual. I did everything the previous troper said, except I got Cronkite every night. So I grew up believing in Santa ''and'' in high standards for television journalism. Besides, every year radio and late night TV news reported on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NORAD_Tracks_Santa NORAD's Santa Tracker]].
20th Sep '17 12:47:51 PM SeptimusHeap
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*** Santa is actually a {{ninja}}, his cloak is red from the [[AxCrazy blood of children]] who [[AskANinja see him in the night]].

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*** Santa is actually a {{ninja}}, his cloak is red from the [[AxCrazy blood of children]] who [[AskANinja [[WebVideo/AskANinja see him in the night]].
12th Aug '17 11:40:58 AM nombretomado
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* In TheSantaClause, what the Hell happened to the old Santa's Mrs. Claus? The second film clearly established that every Santa needs one, but she's never mentioned. Speaking of which, why is no one really mad at Scott for ''killing Santa''?

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* In TheSantaClause, ''Film/TheSantaClause'', what the Hell happened to the old Santa's Mrs. Claus? The second film clearly established that every Santa needs one, but she's never mentioned. Speaking of which, why is no one really mad at Scott for ''killing Santa''?
13th Jan '17 9:47:06 PM Doug86
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** The classic ''MiracleOn34thStreet'' gives an answer. The Santa in that film is (probably) real, but most of his work in that film is impressing on adults that their kids want X and would they please get an X for the kid? And removing obstacles for getting the X.

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** The classic ''MiracleOn34thStreet'' ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' gives an answer. The Santa in that film is (probably) real, but most of his work in that film is impressing on adults that their kids want X and would they please get an X for the kid? And removing obstacles for getting the X.



** Not good enough. According to the spreadsheets, you're .0024 Mother Theresas per Year under the requirement to get a train set of that level, and that second-stage cursing put you even further back for next year. Mall Santas don't always send their updated request lists to HQ anyway, especially since [[MiracleOn34thStreet The Incident]], which just puts even more strain on the system. At least you weren't bad enough to get [[ConsequenceCombo Black Pete]]... this year.

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** Not good enough. According to the spreadsheets, you're .0024 Mother Theresas per Year under the requirement to get a train set of that level, and that second-stage cursing put you even further back for next year. Mall Santas don't always send their updated request lists to HQ anyway, especially since [[MiracleOn34thStreet [[Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet The Incident]], which just puts even more strain on the system. At least you weren't bad enough to get [[ConsequenceCombo Black Pete]]... this year.



** MiracleOn34thSteet actually sort of explains it. The DA (whose trying to prove that Kris should be committed) doesn't believe because he didn't get a certain present (I think a baseball glove, but I'm not sure) as a child. It's suggested that Santa can't always get everyone what they want.

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** MiracleOn34thSteet ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' actually sort of explains it. The DA (whose trying to prove that Kris should be committed) doesn't believe because he didn't get a certain present (I think a baseball glove, but I'm not sure) as a child. It's suggested that Santa can't always get everyone what they want.
5th Dec '16 12:32:07 AM Luppercus
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*** The superluminal part can be, to some degree, debunked. Santa Claus doesn't have to visit all houses in the world, only house with children, and only houses with Christian children, and not all in the same day, mind you, as different countries has different dates for the delivery of the presents (for example, in Mexico is in January 6th and in Russia is January 7th, and so on. [FridgeBrillance probably that's why different areas have different days for the gift deliverance, as Santa Claus can't deliver them all in the same date]

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*** The superluminal part can be, to some degree, debunked. Santa Claus doesn't have to visit all houses in the world, only house with children, and only houses with Christian children, and not all in the same day, mind you, as different countries has different dates for the delivery of the presents (for example, in Mexico is in January 6th and in Russia is January 7th, and so on. [FridgeBrillance [FridgeBrilliance probably that's why different areas have different days for the gift deliverance, as Santa Claus can't deliver them all in the same date]
5th Dec '16 12:31:25 AM Luppercus
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***The superluminal part can be, to some degree, debunked. Santa Claus doesn't have to visit all houses in the world, only house with children, and only houses with Christian children, and not all in the same day, mind you, as different countries has different dates for the delivery of the presents (for example, in Mexico is in January 6th and in Russia is January 7th, and so on. [FridgeBrillance probably that's why different areas have different days for the gift deliverance, as Santa Claus can't deliver them all in the same date]
5th Dec '16 12:25:35 AM Luppercus
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** Well, he is normally played by Latino actors in Latin America, mind you.
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