With Christmas quickly approaching, millions of Americans are preparing to celebrate time-honored traditions like caroling, tree-trimming, and leaving cookies and milk out for Santa. But in today’s era of trans fat bans and frivolous lawsuits, serving baked goods to the jolly old fat man could put you on the receiving end of a very un-merry obesity lawsuit.

Before he wolfs down the cookies, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) suggests demanding that Kris Kringle sign a “Christmas Cookie Liability and Indemnification Agreement.”

With this waiver, which comes in carbon copy triplicate, families can spend Christmas morning opening presents, instead of retaining the services of a lawyer. They can also protect themselves from humbug lawsuits filed by Scrooge-like attorneys who threaten to sue restaurants, food companies, school boards, doctors, and even parents for the nation’s extra pounds.

“We are making sure Santa understands that no warranty is made by the baker regarding the nutritional content of the Christmas cookies,” said J. Justin Wilson, senior research analyst at the Center for Consumer Freedom. “This waiver allows everyone to enjoy the Christmas cheer without the risk of grinches filing frivolous lawsuits regarding the perceived risks that come with eating tasty holiday treats.”

View a copy of the waiver online at www.consumerfreedom.com/downloads/pro/docs/061217_christmas.pdf