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That’s One Alternative Santa

Dec 04, 2018 - The New York Times

My wife was raised Catholic with a big C, and I was raised Jewish with a small j. As a tacit compromise, we are bringing up our daughter with such godlessness that when visiting my in-laws’ home, she mistook the crosses hanging in each room for light switches. Nonetheless, come December, there is but one figure who reigns supreme among her set: he of the ho ho hos.

I know it sounds Grinchian, but the Santa thing irritated me immediately. In theological terms, there is little love lost be...