The modern day perception of Santa Claus was based on a marketing gimmick for a wholeheartedly capitalist cause. Global Coca-colonisation and deculturation via fast food cash cows like McDonald's and numerous other multinationals..these are the real weapons of mass destruction that republican America is looking for with such ardent zest.
Boycott consumerism !
Here is the story of how our conception of Santa Claus got colonized by capitalism, in the proud words of the Coca Cola company themselves.
Coca Cola lore:http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/heritage/cokelore_santa.html
(Thanks for the picture Frederik)