African American Santa Claus Langston Patterson (L), 77, greets four-month-old Raelyn Price as her grandmother Gloria Boissiere looks on, at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall in Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2013. Patterson has worked as Santa since 2004 at the mall, which is one of the few in the country with a black Santa Claus. A New Mexico teacher who told an African American student that Santa Claus was white has been put on paid administrative leave, an official said on Monday. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)

*Those of us who love Christmas are taking a serious hit this season.

First, Starbucks strips their ubiquitous cups of snowflakes and snowmen. Then, Reese’s takes a veritable dump on their peanut butter trees.

Now, perhaps the ultimate blow: a newspaper publishes an erroneous obituary declaring Santa Claus is dead at the tender age of 226.

The crucifix-laden obit ran in Aftenposten, Norway’s second largest newspaper. According to it, “Father Christmas,” the same figure as the American Santa Claus, died December 3 in Nordkapp, located in northern Norway. Mr. Kringle’s funeral was to have been held on December 28, the obituary stated. The cause of death was unknown.

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