Monday, December 06, 2010

Advent Calendar : Santa Claus

Did you ever send a letter to Santa? Did you ever visit Santa and
“make a list?” Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

Yes, I can remember sending letters to Santa Claus and sitting on his lap.  I believe that there are pictures somewhere out there with each of us on Santa's lap when he visited the local Elks lodge.

As an adult, my perspective on the whole "Santa" concept has changed.  There is too much emphasis on Santa, not enough on Jesus, in my opinion.  Which is one reason why you won't find Santa on our wrapping paper, greeting cards, etc.  We're not militant about it, it's just a choice.  I have no problem with others anticipating the jolly old elf. The song "Where's the Line to see Jesus?" gives my perspective.

My mom gave me the following response to this prompt:
What kid doesn't make a list and/or visit Santa.   I can remember making a list and my mother told she'd mark one off when I was naughty.   So I put the things I wanted the least at the top just in case she marked it off.  

I remember taking my children, Travis, Jason, and Michelle to the Elks to visit Santa Claus.   The one memorable visit to see Santa  was when Jason started the conversation with Santa by saying, "Let me tell you what you forgot to bring me last year!"   It was a toy chain saw which he did received for Christmas.

Yes, I still believe in Santa Claus.   Santa Claus represents to me the spirit of Christmas.  The greatest gift brought to us was Jesus.
My mom and dad enjoy playing Santa and Mrs. Claus for their grandchildren.  I did manage to locate some evidence of their adventures.

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