anything that "takes away from" or "distracts" from Christ (and his glorious coming to earth as a humble king) is, by definition, "anti-christ". Ironic too - though insignificant in reality, is that Santa & Satan share the same letters.
Often our armor isn't needed. But sometimes it is. And it's far better to use past hurts as armor than to let them shackle us. As long as we remember to let that armor down and just let things go when it's not needed.