Our 4yo daughter asked us last week if Santa was real. We told her the truth: he’s a fictional character based on a real person that lived a long time ago and is a good excuse to give one another fun gifts. She liked that answer. She also knows the real reason the season is important; her favorite toy is a little people nativity scene and we make a point to regularly tell the story. I don’t know how this pastor thought going to a mall and decrying Santa was a good idea though.
And the people that don’t particularly care about that last link typically are the same ones that don’t see how things like this completely undermine democracy. The more that this happens, the sooner we seize to be the USofA.