Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 2006 ML350
Location: Chicago, IL
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Anti Santa campaign launched
A German group has launched a campaign to persuade people to turn their backs on Santa Claus and return to St Nicholas instead.
The Santa-Free Zone group has printed off thousands of flyers and stickers and is handing them out in towns across Germany.
Celebrity newsreader Peter Hahne is championing their campaign to ban Santa who he says was created to advertise Coca-Cola in 1931.
He said it was time that Germany ditched Santa, who has commercialised Christmas, in favour of traditional Yuletide figures such as the Christkind and St. Nicholas.
"St. Nicholas is not Father Christmas. The values associated with the former are selflessness, charity, solidarity, giving and sharing. He is perfect for getting across the Christmas message.
"Santa Claus on the other hand is a product of a consumer society. He is a symbol of shopping and has got nothing to do with Saint Nicholas, who still teaches us today that giving does not make you poorer, but richer," said Hahne.
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