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[Macy's holiday Believe Meter via Restless]
Oh man, we love this time of year. The economy might be collapsing, but everything's going to be OK because on Macy's Believe Meter website, Donald Trump is exhorting children to have faith in Santa Claus. And he's not alone: Noted cuddly beacons of hope like Tommy Hilfiger and Martha Stewart are with him, all reading sections from the New York Sun's famous "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" letter.
Granted, there's a charity element—the site lets you write letters to Santa, and Macy's donates $1 to the Make-a-Wish foundation for every letter—so it's not a totally cynical exercise in absurdity, but we're talking about Donald Trump declaring "How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus!" (Note: If your computer loads slowly, he'll stutter it, making the whole thing roughly 800% more surreal.) If this doesn't make you believe in magic/Santa/Jesus, then seriously, what will? By the way, blogger Restless points out that the whole Believe Meter concept is equally, if not more, ridiculous in real life.
· Macy's Believe [Official Site]
· Macy's Holiday Display 2 [Restlus]