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Kirkus Review - Release August 2012
"News flash: Santa quits smoking! This version of the famous Christmas poem has one unique feature: The references to Santa’s pipe and the smoke that “encircled his head like a wreath” have been edited out of the text.
Purists may cry mucking about with a beloved classic, but plenty of parents might not want to introduce old St. Nick as a smoker. “Edited by Santa Claus for the benefit of children of the 21st century... and a commitment to nonsmoking is a legitimate goal in materials intended for children."
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Critics say "Butt Out" but thanks to publisher Santa just did." CTV National News
"Publisher, who also works hard to pressure movies and media to limit depictions of smoking has a point. " Dallas News Oct. 10th. 2012