The Case of: Is Santa Claus Real?: The Story of Why Christmas

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Many American adults grew up being taught that Santa Claus was the personification of Christmas. We have associated the lights, the sounds and individuals dressed in red winter coats, pants and black boots, and of course the hat with Santa Claus and Christmas traditions. Now that we have grown up and no longer believe in the myth of Santa Claus, his person it still thrust in front of us in all types of manner and media. Local and national chain stores carry on the myth. Many cities hold parades that emphasis the ...
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Overview

Many American adults grew up being taught that Santa Claus was the personification of Christmas. We have associated the lights, the sounds and individuals dressed in red winter coats, pants and black boots, and of course the hat with Santa Claus and Christmas traditions. Now that we have grown up and no longer believe in the myth of Santa Claus, his person it still thrust in front of us in all types of manner and media. Local and national chain stores carry on the myth. Many cities hold parades that emphasis the myth. While it is pure cold business and dollars to some, to others it is the desire to want to be the Santa Claus for our children and family that over stretches them, causing them to conform to this over commercialized annual event.
But, there is the other Christmas!
I explained the meaning of the name "Christmas" to a student. It means "Christ with us." Her response was what I have come to expect as she blurted out:
"I always thought Jesus had something to do with Christmas"
When students asked the question: Is Santa Claus Real, They have come to that age where the myth is no longer relevant and they want to know if there is more to Christmas than what they have learned so far.
Follow along as the authors explain the Other Christmas and who the real gift giver is. Follow along as we re-discover the Jesus of Christmas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432777135
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

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    When authors David and Anita Hill asked a group of students to explain the meaning of Christmas, they got some interesting answers such as, “Doing something fun when it’s snowing outside,” “Coming together as a family,” and “Getting presents and eating a lot of food.” When asked by a student whether or not Santa Claus is real, the author was in a difficult position. Their goal in writing this book, “The Case of: Is Santa Claus Real?” is to provide people with the true meaning of Christmas.

    Christmas means “Christ with us.” The book starts by presenting the Bible from God creating the Universe through the birth of Christ and Jesus’s gift to the world. The authors explain how the concept of Santa Claus came from the Dutch as a secondary person of honor not to replace the Christ of Christmas, but how an American businessmen saw a way to make money from commercializing Santa Claus to entice people to buy and give gifts at Christmas and why it is a corruption of the real meaning of Christmas. They then provide a list of attributes of Jesus, St. Nicholas, and Santa Claus to demonstrate the differences between them. In closing, the authors explain who the Holy Spirit is and provide a list of ideas out abhow to celebrate the Christ of Christmas.

    There are some good illustrations in the book and the purpose of the book is very admirable – to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas, with Christ at the center. Good lesson for kids.

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