I don't know why I never came to this conclusion before, but... you know the countless Christmas specials that focus on saving Santa Claus to save Christmas? Everything from A Year without a Santa Claus to Super Mario Bros Super Show's episode "Koopa Claus." Now, let's take the moral and spiritual aspects out of Christmas for this example. That sort of thing was only really ever mentioned in the Grinch (book, musical, cartoon, and movie). And let's take his international helpers/incarnations off the table as well. Here's what I wonder. Now, if something happens to Santa (being kidnapped by Dr. Claw among others, the heavy snowstorm in Rudolph, he gets sick, he becomes an overworked dying husk... etc. etc.) then Christmas is always canceled... yet, well... Santa only brings presents to children. The presents children receive from Santa. Uh... don't other people buy each other presents? Worst case scenario is kids don't get presents from Santa, but they still manage to get the subpar gifts from relatives. As far as the adults are concerned, other than very disappointed kids, it doesn't effect them, and they still exchange gifts anyway, basically saying Christmas is happening, just no Santa. So why do they always say he's the one that has to cancel Christmas, when it's just a part (a major part, but a part no less) of it anyway?