Catching Santa: Ain’t Gonna Happen

Catching Santa: Ain’t Gonna Happen

When it comes to Santa simple logic just escapes people. For example, people think Santa keeps a list of kids who are “naughty” and kids who are “nice”. That story has been around for years. It ain’t true. We’ve told you that many times. And yet the story persists. It just is not logical. Nearly every letter that comes to the North Pole bears the words “I’m sorry” first. It is kind of sad because the truth is that Santa believes, in his heart, there isn’t a bad kid out there. So why keep a list? It just defies logic.Read more

Why is Santa Smoking Controversial?

Why is Santa Smoking Controversial?

By Jeff Westover In recent days a Christmas story has unfolded that has just amazed me. It has been everywhere in the media, including on our sites at ChristmasNewswire.com and ChristmasFinest.com. It is all about a new book of an old story. Publisher Pamela McColl has released a brilliantly illustrated new edition of The Night Before Christmas with one simple edit: she has removed the verse referencing Santa smoking a pipe. That simple act has drawn a plethora of responses. Here locally, when I showed the book to several Moms when we received review copies they were thrilled with theRead more

Playing Head Games with Santa

Playing Head Games with Santa

By Elf Ed Zachary Santa knows when you are sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. Pretty scary, huh? But what’s the big deal? A really good cat burglar can know the same thing about you. What’s worse is that he knows if you’ve been bad or good. Think about that: he knows. The very thought kind of gives me the creeps. And I’m an elf one who is considered a superior citizen if there ever was one. The all-seeing Santa was one I never contemplated much as a kid until I became the kind of kid my mother always toldRead more

Why There Really is a Santa Claus

Why There Really is a Santa Claus

By Elf Ed Zachary Someone famous, when asked a particular question, answered by saying: “It depends what the definition of ‘is’ is.” The world mocks him still for the ignorance of his statement. But I tell you they are words of wisdom even if they came from the lips of a man who, under the circumstance, had no idea how profound he was speaking. For indeed, the definition of “is” defines us all. The ageless question that gets asked around the world — the Christmas version of the “is” dilemma — is: “Is there a Santa Claus?” A very famousRead more