I have been thinking about how I will talk about Santa Claus to any future children of mine. I think I may teach my children about the real Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. He is a model of giving and that would prevent my children from being snobs whose only knowledge of Santa Claus is that he is a lie his friend’s parents tell. On the other hand, I don’t want to be the one who lies about Santa Claus only to have to figure out how to explain why I lied about Santa but why Jesus is real.
Is there anyone out there who has crossed this road before as a parent? I have a few years to think about it but I’d like to hear your stories/thoughts.
Related: Mark Driscoll talks about the real Saint Nicholas here.
Related: “Is Santa Claus Real? A Parent’s Epistemological Meditation” by Richard Beck