Santa Claus: patriarchal judgmental jerk, hyper-vigilant God, or outdated rogue? Feelings Detective is on the case. — Seasonal festivals in a culture always demonstrate certain values of that culture. Christmas in America celebrates the mythical figure of Santa Claus, a speedy, fat, omnipotent god capable of making character judgments that determine one’s yearly allotment of cheer […]
So here we go, ace! Here are some real world, multi-partisan, trans-denominational, hyper-humanistic suggestions and quick fixes that would ameliorate, alter, and save the greatest retail seasonal day ever (while possibly generating a cavalcade of new traditions and TV specials).
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?
Henry Amador’s dad list— if we all believed in Santa.
As a society, we need to make a clear distinction between holidays that are secular and religious celebrations. Read: Santa should be allowed at school.
For my brother and me, Santa was mortal. In fact, he was many a mortal.
Apologies in advance for opening childhood wounds, but some stories are just too good not to be shared.
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.
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?
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at bringing joy to children as a part-time Santa Clause? James Halcomb gives you the tips to realize your dream.
May as well join Mike Kasdan’s ‘Caption This Photo’ contest!
Christmas was coming, and little Steve O’Neill was ready to catch the man in red in action.
The questions we dread are the same ones everyone else dreads. They’re better asked and contemplated in community.
Craig Playstead is humbled—once again—by his son and a simple truth about Santa.