1. Santa should not lose weight because his "fuller figure" is an importantant counter-balance to the many unrealistically thin models help up by today's media. Santa is "real", not a photo-shopped model.
2. Santa should not lose weight because he is not unhealthy: he is a role model of an active, social and service-oriented person. He is not obese, just tubby.
3. Santa should not lose weight because his round figure is an important part of Christmas tradition. Why change? Should the Easter bunny have shorter ears? See http://mentalfloss.com/article/29571/why-santa-so-fat
Rebut the following points:
1. Many overweight "Santas" in shopping malls etc have died of heart attacks in recent years.
2. Santa is obese and proud of it. He is everything that we encourage young people not to be.
3. There is a huge obesity problem among young people today: Santa gives precisely the wrong message to young people at precisely the wrong time (when they are most impressionable).
4. He could do his work better and get down chimneys more easily.
5. His fatness serves the interests of big business just like his red colour serves Coke: they want him fat to encourage all of us to stuff our faces and buy more at Christmas time.
1. Santa should not trim down because his size is appropriate for his environment He needs to keep warm at the North Pole.
2. Santa should not conform to the stereotypes of today. He is a father figure. He is like a grandfather. Part of the charm of fathers is that they don’t conform to stereotypes: they are not “cool” by definition. Children don't need another impossible image to live up to (some santa with a six-pack) but someone who accepts them for who they are, a real Santa, a cuddleable Santa.
3. Santa should not lose weight because we love him too much. Bigger is better. We like Santa. We want more of Santa.
4. Santa is a picture of abundance and generosity. His size and shape represent a hope we share: that everyone would be abundantly looked after.