Santa Claus: A Morality

Santa Claus: A Morality (or just Santa Claus) is a play written by 20th century poet E. E. Cummings in 1946. The play is an allegorical Christmas tale consisting of one act of five scenes. In the play, Santa Claus deals with the increasing materialism and lust for knowledge around him and becomes consumed by it because of Death. However, the love Santa has for his family allows him to reject these things.

The play was inspired by Cummings's daughter Nancy, with whom he was reunited in 1946. It was first published in the Harvard College magazine the Harvard Wake in the spring of 1946.

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