There is no one who doesnt recognize these fellows.
As a youngster, I was afraid of him. As I got older, I figured him out, but kept the information to myself. Later, when I had my own children, we gave them gifts from Santa Claus on Christmas morning, but never took them to visit him or sit in his lap.
Now I continue to believe in the gift of giving .
So, I embrace the symbol and prefer to be positive about *him*.
Any one who says *there's no such thing as Santa Claus* looses credibility.
Clearly, he exists.
One of my favorite poets explains ~
"Origin of Species"
from TIMES THREE
by Phyllis McGinley