By Harvey Tobkes

Down in Australia they fired a store Santa Claus because he greeted kids with a hearty “Ho, ho, ho.”

Management wanted him to say “Ha, Ha, Ha.” Their reasoning was that “Ho” is American slang for whore and should not be used around children.

Merry Xmas

Well, that’s not only a wild stretch of imagination but it also takes away from the spirit of Christmas and all the wonderful traditions that have been cherished over the many years.

I say to the management of that store, “Scrooge You.”

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