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Santa Claus, this psychiatrist says, is a dangerous sentimental father-figure, who is expected to satisfy "unreasonable wants," and who by that very expectation delays the "necessary adjustment of the preadolescent child to the world of reality."

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Source Notes: "Christmas Eve" (no. 3) (1952). Originally broadcast in Britain as part of Cooke's "Letter from America" program.

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Alistair Cooke, KBE, (November 20, 1908 March 30, 2004) was a legendary British-American journalist and broadcaster. Born in England, he became a naturalized American citizen, and lived in New York City with his family for most of his adult life.

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