For some reason this is the first year that I realized how much Santa is like Jesus… and I don’t mean that in a good way.
Santa brings us presents, but Jesus brought us the ultimate gift.
Santa has a list and he’s checking it twice… so does Jesus.
Many people don’t believe in Jesus or Santa Claus, but every year I see more Santa’s and Snowmen than nativity scenes, angels and mangers.
I know that the Catholic church is partly responsible for merging our holidays with the pagan holiday and that Father Christmas and the Winter Solstice have sort of been combined and now we have this hodge podge of a celebration that should be wholly focused on Christ and instead Santa is stealing all of Christ’s show.
For me, I try to make sure that Jesus is the focus of my holidays and that spending time with family and friends is more important than getting nice expensive gifts and I’m trying to remove Santa wherever I can and remind kids that Jesus is the reason for the season.