As reported at the Daily Kos, Santa Claus now supposedly belongs to Disney.
When James Worley paid a visit to Disney World in Florida his portly frame and white beard soon had kids asking: “Are you Santa Claus?”
Not wanting to disappoint, Mr Worley, 60, played along with some “ho-ho-hos”.
But Disney officials descended, telling him to stop the impersonation or get out of the park. They said they wanted to preserve the magic of Santa.
Mr Worley took off his red hat and red shirt but said: “I look this way 24/7, 365 days a year. This is me.” [...] He said Disney had told him “Santa was considered a Disney character”.
Source: Disney’s war against Christmas
Originally published on Tue, 19 Dec 2006 01:36:32 GMT by kos