You know who is coming to town. The big man in the red suit is everywhere this time of year and each of us grew up with different traditions on how to engage with and celebrate Santa.
My assistant Sarah-Jane and I chat about what it was like for each of us growing up with and without Santa and how we acknowledge the jolly yuletide figure with our kids without taking the focus off Jesus.
Sarah-Jane shares how her family adopted a separate holiday in December, Saint Nicholas Day, and I talk about playing the “Santa Game” with my kids. Wherever you fall on the “Santa spectrum,” we hope this conversation gives you grace to celebrate Christmas with your family with or without Santa being a major part (and give that same grace to others).
Isn’t it so great that God doesn’t work the same way as Santa? It’s because we’re so naughty that we got the gift of Jesus. It’s the opposite. So I would, as a teaching moment to reemphasize the glorious grace of Jesus. Instead of thinking, I can’t do Santa because it takes away from the grace of Jesus, the good news is we have a different option.
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