Santa’s Green Day (For Environmental Awareness)

greensantaThere is no need to adjust your monitor.  That really is Santa Claus dressed in green.  Despite this being his busiest time of year, St. Nick found the time to make a wardrobe change for the day to show his support for environmental awareness.

“I want the Earth to be around forever so that there will always be good little girls and boys to visit and reward each year,” Santa explained as he posed for photos in his special green suit.  “As you know, my sleigh travels around the entire world over the course of one night, and the carbon footprint is next to nothing.  The only fuel my Reindeer need is Mrs. Claus’ hearty Christmas stew.”go-green1

Santa Claus spent the day filming public service announcements and Skyping classrooms across the world to talk to surprised school kids about Going Green.  Tomorrow, the special green suit will be donated to the Smithsonian.  Today, however, it’s garnering a ton of attention.

“I think it looks amazing,” Cupid told this Modern Philosopher.  “Green is very slimming.  Wait, don’t tell him I said that…”

“I think it’s a slap in the face of tradition,” the Easter Bunny grumbled.  “It’s like the Yankees not wearing pinstripes.  Santa can get people interested in saving the environment without having to resort to a stunt like this.”

For more information on how to live a greener life, you can visit or your local library.

What do you think, Modern Philosophers?  What are you doing to live a little greener?  Would you dye your toga green for the day?  Do you think Santa should change it up and go with the green suit more often?

Remember, it doesn’t do any harm to the environment to send Deep Thoughts out into the atmosphere.  Go Deep, my friends.



About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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14 Responses to Santa’s Green Day (For Environmental Awareness)

  1. Renchick says:

    I’m ok with the change in tradition, as long as it was purchased from a local North Pole business owner and made with natural, certified organic materials by adults being paid a living wage 🙂

  2. People don’t listen! So maybe, just maybe if Santa switches it up and wears GREEN someone will take notice and think … “hey, I think Santa’s trying to tell us something.” The one Green thing I do faithfully is use my reusable bags at the market. I got the reusable bag idea from Santa.

  3. OK, leave it to a teacher to get all schooly on everyone, but I’d like to point out that in the original drawings of Santa, cartoonist Thomas Nast drew him in tan, red AND green suits. Despite his rather predictable nature of arriving at the same time every year, it seems Santa used to be a pretty versatile guy. Perhaps he was always green, but we were just too ignorant to notice?

  4. Santa always wore green until he sold out and went corporate, he first wore red as part of a coca cola ad campaign that was so successful the image stuck. By the way I’ve nominated you for a couple of awards, pop across and take a look?

    • Then I applaud Santa even more for going back to Green. Good for him for seeing the error of his ways. Then again, you can’t really fault him for taking on sponsors. The cost of making all those toys and paying all that staff must be extensive!

  5. susielindau says:

    Well the color is much easier on the eyes!

  6. Hey, by sticking with reindeer instead of replacing them with some kind of jet pack Santa was already leading the charge in the green initiative, and I give him mad props for it. He also ensures that one night a year all fireplaces are off, also reducing the use of coal, gas and wood around the world!
    I recycle. It’s not much, but it’s a start.

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