Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Santa's Nightmare Before Christmas...

No, it's not Jack Skellington this time...it's the Fat Police that have got Santa.

"Santa is being told to shift the pounds before Christmas - because the obese saint is failing to set a "good example" for children.

The traditional children's hero, best known for feasting on mince pies left out on Christmas eve, has always sported a bulging midriff.

But shopping centre bosses are giving the well-wisher his marching orders - to the nearest gym - to tackle the increasing problem of obesity.

Santa has been told he must slim down, or face eviction from shopping centres at Christmas" (source)

Now I realize this is in the UK, but I'm sure the American Academy of Pediatrics will be soon to follow suit. I wonder if a skinny Santa will still be a jolly Santa?

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