Le Père Noël … Brûlé
On 23 December 1951, the Catholic clergy at Dijon organised an execution of Santa Claus. An image of him was hanged from the railings of the cathedral and then burned in front of several hundred Sunday School children. Father Christmas stood accused of paganizing Chrstmas and was found guilty.
Fear not. Santa Claus and the Spirit of Christmas are alive and well. Happy Christmas everyone.