Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson asked 'Santa Claus' (played by Santa impersonator Sal Lizard) if the “War on Christmas” was real and about political correctness.
Doocy and Carlson were especially upset about using the greeting “happy holidays” instead of "Merry Christmas," reports ThinkProgress.org (video below).
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Carlson asked Santa: “What do you make of the political correctness part of our culture? Have you seen it change over time?”
Santa said: “There was a time a few years back when suddenly I started showing up at Christmas parties and was told that they were having holiday parties, so therefore, they didn’t need a Santa anymore. And that was the time that the Surgeon General said that Santa should lay off the cookies and start picking up more carrots and broccoli."
"And I heard that Santas in Australia had to say ‘Ha, ha, ha!’ so as not to offend certain gals. And that Santas in England weren’t weren’t allowed to have children on their laps anymore, so as not to create an image of impropriety."