I don't agree. Santa Claus may have begun life as St. Nicholas, but he is now a pagan god who represents greed and mammon, and is a personification of winter. (How did a Turkish bishop end up relocated to Lapland/Greenland/North Pole and acquiring flying reindeer and pagan imps, i.e. elves, as helpers?)
Santa's idea of love is utterly materialistic. It involves giving things. While that is great for the children, it's not so great for the parents, especially if they are poor. When I was little I liked the fancier presents of course, but now looking back, my fondest memories are of presents my father made me himself.
By the by, some people notice a link between Satan and Santa, including their names being anagrams and the fact Satan is known as Old Nick in some quarters.
The flying reindeer are derived from northern European heathens. It is known as the wild hunt, and has an equivalent in Germanic folklore with their deities leading it. In Lappish/Sami and Siberian cultures, flying reindeer are associated with the consumption of certain mushrooms. The greenery (evergreen pine trees, wreaths, holly etc, are fertility symbols, representing the undying aspects of nature before spring.)