Whether you like it or not, the holidays are upon us. Ever since my child was born we’ve visited the mall for our yearly, obligatory crying picture with Santa. At the mall we go to, there is only ever a Caucasian Santa. I’ve heard stories where parents get to choose between an African American or Caucasian one. Unfortunately, I’ve never had a chance to make such a choice. On a side note, I think I’d choose the African American Santa.
To be historically accurate, the real Santa probably looked more olive skinned than anything. And technically, since Saint Nicholas was born in Greece, which is Asia minor, he should be considered Asian. Don’t believe me? Take a look at my 8Asians article, “Is Santa Asian?”
But my visit to Santa this year got me thinking: What if we could go to a place that had an Asian Santa?