Commentary: The pop culture figure of Santa Claus originates in the life & legacy of St. Nicholas, a fourth-century bishop. There need not be any contradiction 'twixt the properly reverent celebration of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) on 25 December & participation in the secular observance of Christmas as part of the "holiday season," if the secular observance is approached with the right attitude & disposition. Don't be a grouch, much less a Grinch. Make merry! The King is coming!
"I don't care about family and shopping malls,
Candy canes or the carolers decking the halls,
I don't care about what you say, Santa Claus,
You're a bad brother breaking into people's garage.
"You got it wrong, 'cause I'm just another regular guy,
With superpowers and a penchant for the Yuletide.
It is a crime to give a little once in a while?
I travel 'round the world trying to make people smile.
"I know that you take it too hard, boy.
It's Christmas time, ain't no clowning around,
And if you think you got something to prove, boy,
Santa Claus is coming to town…"