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11/7/07

Slimming Down Santa Claus

You think Americans are obsessed with diet? Guess what is happening among the British, an effort to slim down Santa.

In Britain, there is a move to trim Santa's girth. Among a group of parents who argue that his trademark big belly viewed as jolly and happy, does not send the right message to kids. Across the pond, the message from Americans is, that's goofy.

Bottom line, what child wants to sit on a skinny Santa lap? What do you think? Should Santa be exempt from the diet craze?

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