After almost 200 years, the classic Christmas tale, "Twas The Night Before Christmas" has been re-edited to take out references to Santa smoking his pipe. The edit comes from smoking cessation activist Pamela McColl. She says it's time readers had an alternate version. One verse in question is, "The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath."
McColl thinks kids need to know that Santa has given up tobacco. But critics say the book is iconic, and shouldn't be sanitized for modern readers. Others wonder if Santa will start eating gluten-free cookies and drinking soy milk... Or if he'll stop wearing his fur-trimmed suit, to be politically correct.
What do you think: Is it time Santa stopped smoking? Or is this activist messing with a classic - and the book doesn't encourage children to smoke?