Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Whatever

Bjorn has a really nice understanding of how Santa Claus and Father Christmas work together this time of year:

There are attempts to limit use of the phrase, “Merry Christmas,” and replace it with a more generic, “Season’s Greetings.” I hear about these things, and I think about Santa Claus (who I still believe in), and I think that this cannot be the way. If a Turkish bishop and a Pagan / Heathen spirit from the north can overcome their differences and be as one in promoting a sense of cheer and giving, then why can’t so many of us do the same?

I like that.