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December 27, 2013

A Grandfather's Stand on the Father Christmas Hullabaloo

During this time of the year, a certain controversy raises its ugly red-scarfed head. Year after year, this hullabaloo continues and nobody has taken the initiative to deal with this holiday wrangling. That is, until now.

This Christmas inequality has been going on for a very long time. It is about time somebody took some action in this regard.

I know, as I begin, what I am going to say will not sit well with certain portions of the population. Some will even accuse me of jealousy and other foul attitudes. It just has to be said.

This disparity is between Father Christmas and Grandfathers. As a card-carrying member of the Grandfather’s union (GFU), I feel I have the right to express my mind on this subject. In my opinion, Father Christmas is getting too much attention at the expense of Grandfathers everywhere.

Sure, I give you that Father Christmas does have his place in our culture, but I believe I should set the record straight between Father Christmas and Grandfathers.

First, Father Christmas makes up a list of naughty and nice children. I feel, and I am speaking as a Grandfather, this is highly discriminatory. Children should not be subjected to such discrimination in this day of enlightenment.

Today, children have it hard enough. Grandfathers love both naughty and nice children, especially the naughty. Grandfathers know naughty children need more attention.

Second, Father Christmas only comes once a year. What I want to know is what he is doing the rest of the year. From the pictures I have seen, I am guessing it is not in the area of exercise.

Grandfathers are around all the time, not just at Christmas. No matter what time of year, you can always find a Grandfather, which is more than can be said of Father Christmas.

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