A Catholic group in Berlin wishes to ban the use of Santa Claus and replace him with St. Nicolas. The group, the Bonifatiuswerk of German Catholics, claims the fictional character is "an invention of the advertising industry designed to boost sales."
On the other hand, St. Nicolas is the patron saint of children and represents selfless giving and the gift of happiness. Several German celebrities are said to be in support of this movement.
The Bonifatiuswerk of German Catholics is calling for "Santa Claus-free zones" where his image will not be used.