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Is Santa a bad role model?

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Dec• 24•09

Santa Claus is bad for your health.

At least this is what researchers from the British Medical Journal conclude. Why is this?  Let me summarize:

  • Smoker: Santa often smokes a pipe on holiday cards.
  • Drunk Driver: The tradition of leaving Santa a cup of brandy led one mother to worry “that my kids are going to think I am encouraging drink driving.”
  • Infectious Disease Vector: When Santa goes from house to house delivering gifts, he may also be delivering some unwanted gifts…diseases.
  • Obesity: Santa’s fat.

How can we save Santa?  BMJ doctors suggest eating carrots instead of cookies, and leaving the reindeer at home and making his rounds by bicycle.

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