Santa has always been characterized as a jolly white-bearded fellow with a fondness for wearing red and eating treats left beside the chimney. This is what we have in mind every time we think about Father Christmas. But now people are wondering if Santa should be rebranded as a woman or gender neutral.
It was first suggested that Santa should be female after two women volunteered to play Santa as part of a festive tour in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. However, a lot of people were not impressed by this idea.
Labor Councillor Arun Chandran said what most people were thinking about a female or gender neutral Santa.
“There is no shortage of male volunteers to act as Santa Claus, so we should not permit a female volunteer to perform the role. My understanding is that Santa Claus, otherwise called Father Christmas, is a male role.”
Controversial host Piers Morgan also shared a piece of his mind regarding the matter.
“Father Christmas, as his name suggests, is male. Father Christmas, for all of time, has been Father Christmas. He’s called Father Christmas! The world’s gone nuts.”
After years of this image, logo design company GraphicSprings surveyed hundreds to rebrand Santa and give him a more modern look. The survey asked approximately 400 people from the United States and the United Kingdom for their views.
Twenty-seven percent of people interviewed said that he should be rebranded as female or as gender neutral. Nineteen percent of participants said that he should be identified as neither male or female. Over ten percent said that a woman should fill his role.
While most people would rather stick to the original idea of a male Santa Claus, others were saying that the fictional character is designed simply to make Christmas fun for the kids, so does it really matter what’s underneath his signature red outfit?
Well what do you think, folks?
Pastor Defends $200K Lamborghini Anniversary Gift To Wife
“God helped me to make my wife’s dream come true. Why not? She’s made mine come true!”
A well-known pastor who currently serves at a megachurch in Greenville, South Carolina is defending his lavish anniversary gift to his wife. John Gray, the same pastor who drew praise from around the world for giving tithes directly from the collection plate to veterans, single parents and widows, has gotten a lot of backlash after he gave his spouse a $200,000 Lamborghini.
John, who leads Relentless Church and is an associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, caught the internet’s attention when a viral video showed him giving his wife Aventer Gray a very expensive gift. He got the idea for the gift after seeing a presentation of one with his wife at their hotel while attending an NBA event.
4 Stray Dogs Follow Homeless Man Admitted To Hospital, Patiently Wait For His Recovery
Man’s (four) best friends, indeed.
Some friendships are just too precious for this world. A homeless man was recently admitted to the hospital for a pre-existing illness. Interestingly, he wasn't alone. Soon, the hospital staff discovered that four stray dogs had followed the man to the medical center and were anxious about their friend.
The incident happened at Hospital Regional Alto Vale in Santa Catarina, Brazil. A homeless man named César was brought to the hospital for immediate treatment. Although he lived in the streets, it became clear that César had several friends who were concerned about his wellbeing. The staff found the four stray dogs waiting by the hospital door and looking very worried about their companion.
These stray dogs are concerned for their friend who has been taken away.
15 Heartwarming Marriage Proposals That Are Definitely Out of the Ordinary
That “Dance Off” proposal made me tear up!
A word of advice for the men out there: if you're planning to propose, you have to make it a moment. Sure, dropping on one knee, and holding a ring before finally popping the life-changing question can be romantic. But if you want to make the day more memorable, you really have to do more than that.
To give you an idea of what we mean, you can go check out the awesome collection below. These creative gentlemen took the most unconventional ways of proposing to surprise and delight their future spouses - and man, their efforts definitely paid off well for them.
#1. Permanent Proposal
For Vinnie Capaldo-Smith's proposal, he asked his tattoo artist girlfriend Brooke Wodark to ink his leg. During the session, he pulled his shorts up to reveal another tattoo that says "Will you marry me?" complete with the Yes or No options. Fortunately for him, Brooke marked the Yes box. Watch the heartwarming video above! ...