The Boy Who Believed

Shannon Ralph points out that when you try to protect your son, but fail, it can start to make you question…

Santa Claus Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

Let’s be honest. Santa risks his life every year by delivering presents to the war zone that is the homes of gun owning Americans.

Santa Clause Forced to Cancel Toy Delivery Trip

Because of naughty adults, Santa feels he has no other choice than to cancel his scheduled toy delivery.

Santa Don’t Come to the Hood No Mo’

Saliek Ruffin examines childhood disappointment and the startling realization that he’s become his mom…

Santa Claus And One Man’s Personal Resurrection

Christopher MacNeil tells the story of his personal fall and ultimate rise and reconciliation.

A Little Christmas Clarity- The Unveiling of Santa

My father, looking to peddle some stolen items, walks into a bar with my sister and me. Who do we see perched on a stool?

Reconciling the Red Man Ruse

For my brother and me, Santa was mortal. In fact, he was many a mortal.

Call for Submissions: How Did You Find Out Santa Isn’t Real?

Apologies in advance for opening childhood wounds, but some stories are just too good not to be shared.

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping

Don’t be fooled by the title; this is not a Christmas poem. Jim Elledge channels John Berryman in this unsettling persona piece.

Why My Sons Still Believe in Santa Claus

Santa Claus will always exist as long as someone believes that giving is more rewarding than receiving.

The Great Santa Debate: Do You Tell Your Child about Santa Claus?

Jim Mondry found himself talking with another father about how were going to tell their kids about Santa Claus and realized they had very different takes on the subject.

Deck the Halls with Parasites and Invasive Species

Give your family a winter mood boost by going into nature and collecting your own holiday flora

Do You Love My Black Santa Claus?

For kids, it’s the little things that matter. If you do Christmas in any way, Santa’s a pretty influential guy. Why not let him represent all the diversity of the people who love him?

A Dad Reveals the Truth About Santa to His 12-Year Old Sons: “Boys, Santa is Real”

This dad was preparing himself for a conversation with his kids, telling them that Santa did not exist. Then he dug into his own heart and realized he was wrong. Here is what he told them instead.

Is Santa Claus a Stalker and Spy?

The evidence is in, and things don’t look too rosy for the jolly man in red

Deceptive Dad’s Open Letter to Elf-on-the-Shelf Makers

This dad lies to his kids about Santa Claus but thinks the Shelf Elf folks go too far …