It has come to the notice of those of us on the writing team at the Sneer Review that there exists, at present, a variety of viewpoints within the Sneer community regarding the question of whether the story of Santa is based on a real historical individual or is simply a metaphor. While many of us are content to view the tale as a comforting fantasy, symbolising the act of giving to others, there remains a committed core of believers, specifically Vincent, aged seven, to whom the literal interpretation remains the most valid. Notwithstanding the recent advances in aerodynamic science and the greatly increased knowledge of the biology of reindeers, Vincent points out that objections to Santas ability to deliver presents to every good child in the world on Christmas eve has a simple and rational explanation: Santa is magic. Recognizing the diversity of opinions on this matter we would like to publicly declare that Sneer Review does not take a position on a historical or literal Santa Claus*
*We reserve the right to amend our statement based on future circumstances, such as Vincent spotting his parents 'helping' Santa by purchasing, wrapping or placing his present beneath the Christmas tree, or due to Vincent changing his mind in future - due to him not being seven any more.