Those who wish to participate in a Christmas Parade should not be offended that "Christ" is used. They know that the original intention of the Christmas parade was to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Groups like these try to attach themselves to free publicity largely organized by churches while it was described as a Christmas rather than "Holiday Parade." I doubt the Non-Christian groups would like it if I showed up at their public Solstice Celebration or Atheist convention and handed out Bibles. Remember that "offended" is a politically correct word that often means "selfish".
He has a thick Appalachian accent and a magnificent beard. He is also married to Mary Eileen Ball.