I think the new notes took that off!
I guess we'll all find out on both counts sooner or later.
that is a simple one. Santa Claus may not be a physical being but has become an idea. As an idea he can exist. But having no physical presence he can also not exist. Both are correct.
I don't think it's a problem really. Most people do transactions with debit cards now anyway. I think we should leave some people to their traditions. It would offend some to remove while only a few might feel better if it is removed. I don't think it's a battle worth fighting. It causes disunity in a country.
It does make one think.