"December 2005 Touchstone magazine, in which one of the authors gives a defense of allowing children to believe in Santa Claus as children. It's intelligently written"
It may be well-written but Christian are supposed to have no other gods before the Lord God.
Obviously you have no interest in a defense of the dissenting point of view. What a prideful shame.
You sound like the kind of person who would have raised his hand at the Last Supper, when Jesus declared "I am the true vine", and said, "Uh, no, Jesus, I must correct you: you are a human being, and you are God, but you are most certainly not a vine."
I can however solve your little Satan Claus dillema.
QUIT YOUR JOB AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!
Then you won't be exposed to all this stuff you find so offensive. You can find a bunch of like minded whackjobs and start your own school.
See how easy that was?
This one's on me honey.
Big sigh. Santa isn't a god. He's a myth. You said so, yourself.