Is Santa Claus real?

Yes. He is real because of two things:

  • The wonderful imagination of children
  • Wonderful parents

Those two ingredients make for a truly magical part of childhood. Santa is something that every child should get the opportunity to enjoy. He is the wonderful jolly fat dude that keeps kids up at night listening and watching for him and who makes Christmas morning such an amazing time. Santa brings that special something you wanted, or that gift you never expected, or sometimes even those clothes or other items that you really needed.

Of course, there comes a time in every child’s life where they have to find out who Santa really is. Hopefully this comes from a loving parent, but unfortunately sometimes is comes from a slip of the tongue, a mean kid, or just someone that didn’t realize the magic was still there. In any case, the key to remember when talking to your child is that Santa is real. Yes, of course. Santa is not a real person, of course not, Santa is the magic of that wonderful experience, that wonderful parent, the loved gift, the joy in a child’s eye.

So, this begs the question of the Grinch. There isn’t a Grinch either, there are many. All I can say is shame on them for ruining it, especially the parents who encourage their children, knowingly or unknowingly, to spread the word of what Santa isn’t.

Every year when you celebrate the reasons for Christmas, remember that Santa is real, and enjoy the magic of the season.

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4 responses to “Is Santa Claus real?

  1. Pingback: Is Santa Claus real? | Jed's

  2. Lynne Butler

    Agree totally!

  3. Vegard Kåsa

    Interesting to find a post like this on an Oracle blog!
    All parents love their children, and surely we all see the charm of children believing in magic. But isn’t it also a duty to equip children with the ability to critical thinking?

    I teach my daughters to ask themselves “does this statement really make sense?” every time someone makes a claim, even when it’s a person in authority.

    Speaking for myself, I wish my parents taught me the same when I was a child. I clearly remember my second grade teacher telling us the story about Jesus walking on the water, when my classmate raised his hand and asked a “is this really true?” upon which the teacher responded: “yes, this story is true.” That was 1981, in Norway, today one of the most secular countries in the world. I doubt it would happen today, but in any case I would rather equip my child with the ability to expose such a obvious fraud, rather than teaching him/her to let such a statement slide without any objections.

    All the best

    • Absolutely, we should. We have with our children, and they still enjoyed the magic of Santa Claus. When they got older they had the critical thinking abilities to have those questions and discover the truth, but they got to grow up with that magic. Best of both worlds.

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