The Church of Scientology and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, to spread a little Christmas cheer, sponsored a mule-drawn Santa's sleigh which toured some 75 miles through the valley, Pasadena and South Los Angeles, finally ending up at L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland on Hollywood Boulevard, where it gave free rides to kids up and down the boulevard, reviving an old Hollywood tradition.
The sleigh, before arriving in Hollywood, stopped at the VA Hospital in the valley, shopping malls and schools, giving out candy canes and brightening the eyes of over 12,000 children in its whirlwind tour of the greater Los Angeles area.
Christmas is a time for giving and for caring.
But there are always a few amongst us, most aptly portrayed by Ebenezer Scrooge, who can't hold back the urge to denigrate or hold their fellow man in contempt. It appears that there will always be some among us who overlook the facts, or who create a scenario which doesn't exist to fit their own desires to find fault.
The Los Angeles Times, instead of contributing to the Christmas spirit, did a poor job of reporting in their publication of an article entitled, "Bumpy Sleigh Ride," (Dec. 22) by Stephen Braun.