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Parade bars Mrs. Claus – Nation/World – NewsObserver.com


Parade bars Mrs. Claus – Nation/World – NewsObserver.com.

I couldn’t believe this when I read it in the paper this morning. They weren’t allowing Mrs. Claus in the downtown Raleigh Christmas parade, because ” it’s confusing for children to see two people in Santa suits”.

But John Odom, executive director of the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, which runs the parade, said it’s confusing for children to see two people in Santa suits. He said it’s a policy that only Santa may wear the official outfit.

Parade officials even discourage people from wearing Santa hats, Odom said.

Oh, PLEASE.  Do they really think kids are that stupid that they can’t tell the difference between the guy in a red Santa suit and a woman in a red Mrs. Santa dress?

And to try to keep people from even wearing Santa HATS?!? What a bunch of Scrooges.

What little of the parade I watched on TV so far, I was pleased to see that in one of the marching band color guard groups, they were ALL wearing Santa hats. I looked at mom and whined “Mommy, I’m confused, are ALL those people waving the pompoms Santa Claus!?!” 😀