Santa's Fine, But Mrs. Claus Can't Go To NC Parade

Santa Claus is fine at a North Carolina Christmas parade. But Mrs. Claus has to stay away.

Organizers of the Raleigh parade told The News & Observer of Raleigh that they are just following policy and children would be confused if there were two people in the Saturday parade in Santa suits.

John Odom says organizers even discourage parade watchers from wearing Santa hats so everyone's attention is on the real St. Nick.

Mrs. Claus isn't happy. Debra Goldman says she was allowed to don her gray wig and long red dress last year as she walked with the sheriff.

Odom says organizers didn't know Goldman was dressing as Mrs. Claus last year. This year, she sent out a press release.

Goldman says she still might wear a Santa hat as she walks.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    your children probably know more about santa than they do Jesus... But im sure your fine with that... and putting trees in you house is idol worship as well, if you dont believe then read jeremiah 10 v1-10.... Aww your feelings are really hurt now...!
  • by Palin 2012 Location: Martin County on Nov 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM
    Well, it just goes to show you that the liberals who run everything in our state capitol are trying to take Christmas out of my God-given right to have a parade. Obama has ruined everything for white christians. What has the world come to when you can't have santa claus in the Christmas parade. Leaving his wife out is just as bad. Like Sarah showed the liberal elites, a woman can do just as good at politics as a man. God Bless you All!
  • by Easter Bunny's Mrs. on Nov 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    Well I think she should stay home, those elves get into all sorts of trouble when she is away... I have to stay back at Easter and feed the baby bunnies and clean up all that egg mess left from decorating. It only seems fair!
  • by SARS Location: Pitt County on Nov 23, 2009 at 11:41 AM
    Now we know why the state is in the mess it it in. The idiots in our capital city think their is a real St. Nick! Maybe he will bring us all a big old fat check for Christmas. No --- that's Obama that will do that!
  • by what next Location: fountian on Nov 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM
    this is crazy! She has a right to be in the parade just as much. We all know behind every good mand is a good woman keeping him straight, even Santa. This is just obserd. The children would not be as confused about seeing a woman in a red suit as they would be seeing two men or two women holding hands or kissing in public. But it is ok for that to happen.
  • by Booboo Location: gville on Nov 23, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    So it won't distract from the "real" santa. If Raleigh has the real santa, I want to see for myself. Real my ynw.
  • by debra on Nov 23, 2009 at 08:04 AM
    OH PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!! give me a break, this is ridiculous
  • by Another Mrs. CLAUS Location: Plymouth on Nov 23, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    There is not a child in America who would be confused by MRS. SANTA!! I can't imagine what brain(?) this nonsense came from. HUMBUG!
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Nov 23, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    The folks in Raleigh have lost their collective minds. And they say people from Eastern NC are not that smart...
  • by Richard Location: I hope everywhere on Nov 23, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    Sounds as if Jeff and I are of like mind. Did you all see the one who answered us with Happy Holidays? That pretty much summed it up didn't it. Merry CHRISTmas to you all.
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