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    School ho-ho-hoists Santa Claus

    Let's be real, folks.

    Many of us knew "Santa Claus" was really Mom and Dad by age six, but it was always fun to play along as we knew we'd get something out of it on December 25th.

    But there are some out there who are so easily "offended", that they could give a damn if they spoil Christmas, a FEDERAL HOLIDAY, for everyone else. And there are more than enough people out there that acquiesce to the "sensitivities" of those who seek to make all of us as miserable as they are….



    School ho-ho-hoists Santa
    Principal cancels trip to see ’Miracle on 34th Street’

    By Jessica Heslam, Boston Herald
    Wednesday, November 14, 2007


    A Winchester principal who bowed to some parents’ objections and scrubbed a seventh-grade field trip to “Miracle on 34th Street” said the classic Christmas tale is too focused on Santa Claus and doesn’t tie into the school’s curriculum.

    McCall Middle School Principal Evander French Jr. has axed the trip to a Dec. 19 performance of the play at the Stoneham Theatre, a Scrooge-like move that has angered parents.

    “The people who complained were concerned about the very narrow focus on Santa Claus,” French said yesterday. “The ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is not in any way, shape or form tied to our curriculum. That was brought to my attention by parents.”

    “It’s a wonderful story about a miracle on 34th Street, and it’s all about Santa Claus,” French said. “It doesn’t really tie into the McCall Middle School curriculum.”

    French insisted that he’s not “anti-Santa Claus,” saying his job as principal is to make sure that the curriculum “is appropriate for everybody.” He wouldn’t say who or how many people complained.

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    Canceled Christmas Play School Trip Sparks Debate
    Some Parents Complain About Santa Theme


    BOSTON -- An elementary school principal's decision to cancel a class field trip to see a Christmas play in downtown Boston has sparked controversy in one Boston-area town.

    Principal Evander French Jr. canceled his school's seventh-grade's field trip to see "Miracle on 34th Street" after some parents complained that the play focused too much on Santa Claus, the Boston Herald reported.

    French, the principal of the McCall Middle School, decided against letting the students attend the Dec. 19 performance at the Stoneham Theater, saying some parents complained that it didn't tie into the school's curriculum and parents could take their children to see the play on their own.

    The Herald reported that many parents are not happy, even though they were reimbursed for the $20 ticket, saying if other parents didn't want their children to attend the play they didn't have to go.

    The principal said he received an e-mail last week saying the play's Santa theme was "objectionable" to some in the school community.
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    From the article:

    The Herald reported that many parents are not happy, even though they were reimbursed for the $20 ticket, saying if other parents didn't want their children to attend the play they didn't have to go.

    I repeat:

    The Herald reported that many parents are not happy, even though they were reimbursed for the $20 ticket, saying if other parents didn't want their children to attend the play they didn't have to go.

    Once more:

    The Herald reported that many parents are not happy, even though they were reimbursed for the $20 ticket, saying if other parents didn't want their children to attend the play THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WTF is wrong with people these days?
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    hey, I've become as big a scrooge as one can probably get, but that's just ridiculous. Let kids be kids, for the love of Pete!
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    Amen to that, Wickett.
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