Santa Claus is bad for your health.
At least this is what researchers from the British Medical Journal conclude. Why is this? Let me summarize:
- Smoker: Santa often smokes a pipe on holiday cards.
- Drunk Driver: The tradition of leaving Santa a cup of brandy led one mother to worry “that my kids are going to think I am encouraging drink driving.”
- Infectious Disease Vector: When Santa goes from house to house delivering gifts, he may also be delivering some unwanted gifts…diseases.
- Obesity: Santa’s fat.
How can we save Santa? BMJ doctors suggest eating carrots instead of cookies, and leaving the reindeer at home and making his rounds by bicycle.