The latest news from FOX is that Santa is white and so is Jesus!
I cannot decide to laugh or cry. I’ve put my crayons away for years now. A green Santa or an orange Santa sounds most appealing. Why must everything look like the dominant idea of the time??
All those blue-eyed Jesus’ that people have may comfort them, but
it would be hard to pick the real Jesus (if indeed there was one!)
out of a lineup from those images.
A similacrum is a copy of something for which there is no first image. Santa is a similacrum. We can picture him anyway we please….or if he doesn’t please us (coal in the stocking, material greed, etc.) we have the right to color him plaid if we want.
Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and all the other celebrations need a whole palate of colors. Nothing is black or white….and neither is Santa.