Ho, ho, ho, America!
A Massachusetts school that advertises itself as an “inclusive community” banned Santa Claus from its annual Christmas concert in the hometown of Harvard University after someone complained.
“I am writing to you today to inform you of a change in our concert series this winter,” wrote Principal Jennifer Ford in a letter to parents of the Peabody School in Cambridge. “Our first through fourth grade concert as well as our kindergarten concert will not include a visit from Santa Claus this year.”
The principal did not explain why Santa was banned from the December 12 concert.
Could local environmentalists have taken issue with his carbon footprint? Did animal rights activists complain about the welfare of Prancer and Vixen? Did the milk and cookies violate the school’s “Let’s Move” food rules?
It’s hard to know for sure — but I’m going to take a wild guess and say they probably thought Santa was the “Reason for the Season.”