Moms to Moms: Dealing with the Santa Question

At the age of seven, my oldest son asked me to settle an argument in which he claimed the Easter Bunny was not real.  I told him he was correct.  A few minutes later he came back asking, “Does that mean that Santa Claus isn’t real either?”  When I answered positively, he couldn’t believe that all those present really came from us (after all, we … Continue reading Moms to Moms: Dealing with the Santa Question

The Progression of Santa Clause

St Nicholas (Father Christmas) is the historical Santa Clause.  He was Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (near modern Finke, Turkey) around the year 325 AD.  HIs traditional feast day is December 6.  There are several legends about him which are summarized below.  All have the same basic theme: he was the ultimate anonymous gift giver.  He also did not expect a return for his good … Continue reading The Progression of Santa Clause