No, Viriginia, There Isn’t a Santa Clause. Really. No Matter What Old-School Print Media Says

In keeping with the time-honored tradition of the mainstream, old-school print media that keeps re-running that tired whack “Letter about Santa Clause” every year by some obviously hallucinating young girl named Virginia (yeah, right), I thought I would continue my own tradition, started in 1991, of running my own holiday missive. After 19 years, I believe it still speaks truth. So check back next year, I will probably do it again!
And Virginia — if that is your real name — get real.

Michael’s Annual Christmas Column, 2010 Edition

Chocolate and champagne, romance with a zing, black lace and Nyquil, a whip with a sting, old movies and kitties and gold nipple rings, these are a few of my favorite things.”

“God, I just love the old-time Christmas carols,” I thought as I hummed my way into the unholy specter of holiday shopping.
The scene? Christmas Eve. I had an hour left until the stores closed. I was armed with an ATM card, $5,000 in cash, my Centurion Amex and absolutely no idea of what to buy for anyone. But I had a song in my heart and a thermos of cognac-laced espresso on the front seat. The velvet-clad valet parking attendant beckoned. “What the hell,” I said, grabbing my Santa hat and candy cane. “It’s all for a good Claus.”

…MORE. Download a PDF of my 2010 Christmas Column here.

About Michael Farver

Ex-print media publisher & art/design guru turned passionate social activist; semi-pro chef, writer, photographer, artist, trained handler of championship Dobermans and licensed firearms expert. I split up the hours of my day serving as a spokesperson and advocate for U.S. childhood hunger solutions, as a Dad, as a Husband, and when things get too intense, I travel the country following the latest reincarnation of the Black Crowes. I'm the Immediate Past President of the Board of Florida Impact, the state’s senior legislative public policy advocacy organization, serve on the board of directors of the South Florida Hunger Coalition and Women in Distress of Broward County, am a Trustee and Director of the Farver Foundation, direct a grassroots child hunger nonprofit in South Florida and also lead XS Media Ventures, a multi-media event, promotion, business incubator, new business startup and redevelopment consulting company. I'm into everything from modern art, tiki and pop surrealism to wine collecting to vintage guitars to all things touching, and touched by, technology. For starters.
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