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Backlash is swift after Neil deGrasse Tyson claims Rudolph, Santa’s red-nosed reindeer, is ‘misgendered’

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was criticized this week after claiming on Christmas Eve that Rudolph, the fictional red-nosed reindeer who leads Santa Claus’s sleigh, has been “misgendered.”

What did Tyson say?

According to Tyson, Rudolph cannot be a male reindeer because male reindeer lose their antlers before Christmas.

“Santa doesn’t know Zoology: Both male & female Reindeer grow antlers. But all male Reindeer lose their antlers in the late fall, well-before Christmas,” Tyson tweeted.

He continued, “So Santa’s reindeer, which all sport antlers, are therefore all female, which means Rudolf has been misgendered.”

While Santa’s zoological information may be lacking, Tyson did explain that Santa’s knowledge of physics seems to be adequate.

“Santa Knows Physics: Of all colors, Red light penetrates fog best. That’s why Benny the Blue-nosed reindeer never got the gig,” Tyson said.

What was the response?

Tyson’s message triggered swift criticism, which included
accusations that Tyson was “ruining things that are supposed to be fun.”

  • “Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t know fiction:
    Both male and female reindeer are earth bound creatures and don’t fly at any time, not even Christmas. So Santa’s reindeer, which all fly, are therefore fictional creatures which means who gives a d**n?” one person
    replied.
  • “So you’re saying a magic reindeer can have a red nose that lights up but not antlers at Xmas unless it’s male. Man, I’m so glad we have you science people to explain stuff like this to us,” another person sarcastically responded.
  • “Why ruin this magic for children with your reddit-tier haha i’m so smart bulls***, this isn’t funny, you aren’t clever, and nobody cares, let them have this magic in their lives, you sound like an adolescent,” another person said.
  • “hear tha tsound? Thats the sound of Dr Tyson sucking the fun out for everyone on Christmas,” one person replied.
  • “Hey. Science dude, supposedly… they FLY. One has a luminous NOSE that navigates blizzards. They stand on rooftops.
    Stop trying to apply science to magic folklore.
    Serouosly, Just take a day off, do it for the kids,” another person
    said.
  • “Yes, this is the implausible thing about the story,” one person mocked.
  • “they also cant fly in real life. this santa guys a real fraud. thank you for always telling us the truth neil,” another person mocked.
  • “They’re magic reindeer a**hole. The normal rules don’t apply. Quit trying to s*** on Christmas,” one person replied.

As many other critics pointed out, Tyson’s message about Rudolph doesn’t make climatological sense considering that the North Pole, which is where Santa Claus is headquartered, is a tundra climate and does not experience the autumn season.

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Watching the kids’ reaction to Santa’s gifts was the best present

Christmas is all about the kids.

Watching their faces light up with excitement is always the best part as they open the neatly wrapped presents from under the Christmas tree. Some kids open them so fast the wrapping paper never had a chance.

Others start playing with their presents and ignore the fact that there are more gifts to open.

The warmth and spirit with family members is incredible. These days, especially with a pandemic, you really can’t get everybody together.

Back when our kids were young, they would squeeze and shake the gifts that had their names on them. They were always trying to figure out what they were getting. They would guess what it was if they heard movement in the box. They could figure out which boxes were clothes and which ones weren’t.

At our house, we taught our three kids to believe in Santa Claus. As the saying goes, we told them they needed to be good or Santa wouldn’t bring them anything.

But our biggest challenge was leaving the unwrapped toys out by the tree. Sometimes, we even left cookies and milk. In those days, we attended midnight mass at our local church. We got to church early to get a good seat. But somehow, I forgot something at home or I needed to step away for a few minutes. That was my time to go home, which was about 10 minutes away, and get out the unwrapped toys.

I’m lucky I wasn’t stopped for speeding. There was one time when we parked in the back of the church when we arrived, but left out the front of the church after mass. It was the only parking space I could find.

So when we got home from church, the kids were so excited because Santa had come by and left them presents next to our beautiful Christmas tree. Santa even ate the cookies and drank the milk. The kids wanted to open more presents, but we waited until the next morning. Mission accomplished.

One year, Santa’s gift was a swing set. We put it together on Christmas Eve and somehow kept it a secret from the kids.

When it was time for midnight mass, we left through the front door. When we came home, we parked in the back, where they could see the swing set in the back yard. The kids couldn’t believe Santa brought them a swing set. Yeah, we couldn’t believe we put it together in one afternoon. The kids went outside the next morning to play on the swing set. That swing set lasted a long time.

Eventually, the kids got older and wiser. They also learned from their friends that Santa is not real. But for our kids, getting them to believe in Santa Claus was fun. It’s a memory we’ll always cherish.

Merry Christmas!

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Santa Claus Does Not Exist – And Children Deserve To Know The Truth

Once a child figures out that you have been lying about Santa Claus for years, how can you expect that child to believe you about anything else?  Many regard the tradition of pretending that Santa Claus is real to be relatively harmless, but the reality of the matter is that millions upon millions of Americans have deep psychological scars from being deceived throughout childhood only to find out later in life that everything that they believed about Santa was completely fake.  Perhaps it is fun for many parents to play with the minds of their children, but those children do not benefit from investing a tremendous amount of emotional energy into a completely fraudulent narrative that will be cruelly ripped away from them at some point in the future.  Our children deserve to know the truth, and the truth is that Santa Claus does not exist.

Sadly, instead of urging parents to tell their children the facts about Santa from the beginning, many mental health professionals continue to give out advice about when it is the “right time to tell kids that there’s no Santa Claus”.  For example, the following comes from WebMD

“There’s really no one right time to tell kids that there’s no Santa Claus,” says Glen Elliott, Ph.D. Elliott is an associate professor and the Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco. “The important thing is to take your cues from the child, and not try to prolong the fantasy for your own enjoyment when they may be ready to give it up.”

In other words, try to break it to your kids gently that you have been blatantly lying to them for their entire lives.

And once a child realizes that you have been lying about Santa for so many years, they will naturally wonder what else you have been lying about.

In particular, many kids may begin to have doubts about God once they realize that everything they learned about Santa was entirely untrue.

We tell our children that Santa knows everything and that he keeps track of the good things people do and the bad things people do.

Well, so does God.

We tell our children that Santa never changes and that he will always be there for them year after year.

The same is true for God.

We tell our children that Santa gives gifts and that we should bring our requests to him.

The same is true for God.

We tell our children that even though it is literally impossible for a person to visit every home on the entire planet in one night, Santa can do it because Santa is “everywhere”.

The same is true for God.

We tell our children that Santa is only good and that he would never do anything bad.

The same is true for God.

Every December we teach our children to sing songs about a jolly old man with a long white beard that we can’t see, and we tell them to have faith that he will provide all that we need.

Of course God is often portrayed as having a long white beard, and we are also told to trust Him with our needs.

I could go on and on, but I think that you get the point.

If you lie to your children about Santa Claus, why should they believe anything that you have to tell them about God?

Others have pointed out that the Santa myth actually has a lot of similarities to another prominent figure in the Bible as well.  Here is one example

Consider the evidence: Santa wears red; the Devil is red. Santa is known, alternatively, as St. Nick; one of the Devil’s jocular pseudonyms, in England, is Old Nick. Both are associated with the element of fire (by way of the chimney, in Santa’s case; a little closer to home, in Satan’s case); both live in the far antipodes. (Incidentally, in Dante’s Divine Comedy, the ninth and lowermost circle of hell where Lucifer is imprisoned for eternity isn’t the Mother of All Barbecue Pits, as in the pop imagination, but an icy wasteland—just like the arctic Santa calls home. Oh, and Dante’s Devil is seriously furry, calling to mind the Santa of Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” who is “dressed all in fur from his head to his foot.”)

Over the years, many have noted that “Santa” and “Satan” both use the exact same letters.

Are you sure that is just a coincidence?

From a historical standpoint, our modern Santa Claus comes from drawings by a cartoonist named Thomas Nast in the mid-1800s, and those drawings were based on the way Santa Claus was described in an 1823 poem entitled “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clarence Clement Moore.

Prior to that, depictions of “Santa Claus” were much, much different.  Those older depictions were primarily inspired by a mishmash of traditions which came over from Europe, and that included very old pagan stories about the Norse god Odin.

For example, did you know that Odin would supposedly fly through the air delivering toys and candy to kids during the time of the Winter Solstice?

Back in the day of the Vikings, Yule was the time around the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. Gods and ghosts went soaring above the rooftops on the Wild Ride, the dreaded Oskoreia. One of Odin’s many names was Jólnir (master of Yule). Astride Sleipnir, he led the flying Wild Hunt, accompanied by his sword-maiden Valkyries and a few other gods and assorted ghosts.

The motley gang would fly over the villages and countryside, terrifying any who happened to be out and about at night. But Odin would also deliver toys and candy. Children would fill their boots with straw for Sleipnir, and set them by the hearth. Odin would slip down chimneys and fire holes, leaving his gifts behind.

Does that sound familiar to you at all?

It should, because this is where we got the idea of Santa doing the same thing at Christmas.

And did you know that Odin had “a crew of industrious elves” that worked very hard to make gifts for Odin to deliver?…

Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, where his workshop is headquartered. All year long, his crew of elves work hard to produce the gifts that Santa brings to all the children who made it to his “nice” list. Well, according to Norse mythology, Odin also had a crew of industrious elves known as “Odin’s men” who made small gifts for Odin to deliver. The manufacturing did not take place at the North Pole, but many parts of Scandinavia are situated above the Arctic Circle. Odin himself was said to live in a frozen world to the north called Asgard, where he often clashed with icy giants.

I know that it may be painful to learn the truth, but there is more

Thanks to “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas,” we know that Santa flies through the sky in a magical sleigh pulled by eight flying reindeer. Similarly, Odin flies across the sky on an eight-legged horse named Sleipnir. In most stories, Odin sat on the back of the horse, but in many other Norse myths, common animals with the uncommon ability to fly pulled sleighs or chariots for the gods and goddesses. Even the names of Santa’s reindeer, as given by Moore, evoke Odin. “Donner” and “Blitzen” are similar to the Germanic words for “thunder” and “lightning,” both of which were commanded by Odin.

Yes, the story has evolved over time, but it is the same story.

By the way, according to Wikipedia during ancient times people would actually offer “human as well as other sacrificial victims” to Odin.

So the pagan Winter Solstice traditions were not as warm and fuzzy back then as they are today.

If you are a parent, I would encourage you to tell your children the truth from the very beginning.

Santa Claus does not exist, and believing in him is not going to do anyone any good.

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‘Get him, Santa!’: Undercover cop dressed as Santa tackles suspected car thief as ‘elf’ partner detains alleged accomplice at gunpoint

Cities across America see serious upticks in retail theft every year during the holiday season, and Riverside, California, is no exception. So the Riverside Police Department set up a special “holiday enforcement program” to target shoplifters and other crooks at one of the city’s major shopping centers.

The department’s program, dubbed “Santa’s Intervention,” featured a detective dressed as Santa Claus and an officer dressed as the Big Guy’s helper elf.


Riverside Police Department Facebook page

Last week, the operation nabbed more than just the usual shoplifters: Santa and his pal took down a pair of suspected car thieves. The arrests featured Saint Nick tackling a suspect while his helper elf held a reported accomplice at gunpoint.

What happened now?

Riverside cops set up Santa’s Intervention outside the Target store at the Canyon Springs shopping center on Thursday, the RPD said in a
post on Facebook.

During their operation, officers made three retail theft-related arrests. Then, toward the end of their efforts that day, things got interesting.

According to the RPD’s post, detectives got information about three men who appeared to be casing cars in the parking lots at the shopping center. Authorities said they then saw the three suspects in the act of stealing a Honda CR-V. One of the three suspects drove away, but the other two were apprehended after attempting to flee on foot when they saw law enforcement.

Part of the theft was caught on video, as was the apprehension of the two suspects who did not get away.

One of the two suspects was ordered to get on his knees and detained at gunpoint by the helper elf.


Image source: New York Post video screenshot

As the elf kept his gun trained on one suspect, Santa took off and tackled the second suspect who was resisting arrest.

As Santa chugged down the hill to where other police officers were attempting to arrest the second suspect, another officer who was filming the arrests shouted, “Get him, Santa!”

The jolly old elf then performed a two-point takedown on the suspect.


Image source: New York Post video screenshot


Image source: New York Post video screenshot


Image source: New York Post video screenshot


Image source: New York Post video screenshot


Image source: New York Post video screenshot

His efforts allowed the other officers to cuff and stuff the alleged would-be car thief.

According to the RPD, of the one of the two detained suspects was later identified and released. The other was arrested for possession of illegal drugs and resisting arrest.

Police said they are still looking for the third suspect, the man who actually drove away in the car. A still from the video shows the suspect police are currently searching for sitting in the driver’s seat of the stolen Honda.


Riverside Police Department Facebook page

KNBC-TV reported that though the driver got away, detectives said they know who he is.

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Controversial ad shows severely sick COVID-stricken Santa Claus. Parents are outraged.

United Kingdom health officials have apologized for a controversial advertisement depicting Santa Claus with a severe case of COVID-19 that outraged parents say could be terrifying for children.

The short ad, titled “The Gift,” shows National Health Service staff and volunteers working to save an elderly man’s life after he’s wheeled into a hospital by paramedics and put on oxygen,
the UK Daily Mail reports. Health care workers in full PPE work diligently to nurse the man back to health.

Eventually, the man makes a full recovery and at the end of the video a Christmas gift left for his nurses reveals it was old St. Nick who frontline health workers saved.

The video ends with a slogan, “Give back to those who’ve given everything.”

The ad was put together by NHS Charities Together, a group representing and supporting the work of NHS’ official charities. It was published as part of the Gifts That Give Back Campaign encouraging people to send gifts to NHS staff for Christmas this year.

“We’re delighted to share our Christmas campaign and video, which has been made possible thanks to generous brand partners,” the charity group said in a social media post. “We adore the ad and dedicate it to all NHS workers who’ve given everything to care and keep us safe.”

“Hundreds of thousands of NHS staff will be working over Christmas and New Year,” said NHS Charities Together CEO Ellie Norton. “The public has responded magnificently so far to our appeal, helping us raise over £150million. But with the ongoing impact of COVID, the need is still there.”

While some members of the public received the ad well, with the Daily Mail referring to it as “emotional” and “touching,” others on social media slammed it as harmful to children’s’ mental health.

NHS Charities Together on Dec. 12
issued a statement in response to the negative feedback, clarifying that the ad was not targeted at children.

The charity said, “When we launched the ad earlier in the week, we had an overwhelmingly positive response to it. Some subsequent media coverage of it has generated criticism of the ad on social media and some people have expressed their concern about it upsetting children. The ad has been made to engage charity supporters and those who may want to buy products that generate donations to the appeal. It isn’t aimed at children and hasn’t been shown on TV. We are sorry to the parents of any young children who have been upset by watching the ad and to the young children themselves, they were not the intended audience for it.”

The ad was subsequently pulled down from YouTube,
Business Insider reported.

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