I'm a lay Buddhist and it's almost Christmas, and I would like to know if it is acceptable for Buddhists to celebrate Santa Claus. I have children and want them to be happy. Does anyone know the answer to this question? Thanks! P.S. My question is somewhat related to this one.
To quote the eminent Rev. Lovejoy - "Santa doesn't leave presents under the Bodhi Tree!" ;-)
Of course it's acceptable! If Buddha isn't merriment, then what good is it?