Sunday, 28 October 2012

Santa Claus no more smoking

Christmas is just around the corner and Santa Claus is no more smoking!

“The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth/and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath” used to be verses in “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” a poem from 1823.

Now, Canadian author Pamela McColl has decided to delete those lines in a new version of the poem to portray a smokeless Santa.


According to the New York Post, McColl spent $200,000 for printing 55,500 copies of her book in English, Spanish and French.

She also hired an illustrator “to redraw Santa without his pipe and halo of tobacco haze,” reports The Post.

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