Tuesday 6 December 2016

David Robbins: There's no denying it -- Santa is as real as they come

David Robbins

Published 11/12/2011 | 06:00

Disturbing news has reached me from a remote village in a mountainous part of rural Ireland. It concerns a case of Santa denial.

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The village is, by all accounts, a picturesque and peaceful place. The forces of history have left it with a population equally split between Catholics and Protestants.

The Catholics, drunk on debt and guilt, embrace Christmas in a way that acknowledges its pagan origins.

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