Christmas, December 25th, is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Kids from all over the world just love the idea of receiving gifts from a secret Santa Claus. Songs, movies and plays are created and performed to celebrate Christmas. Most of us forget Christmas is really about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior who paid the ultimate sacrifice of trading his life for ours. Jesus took the punish for sins of the world.
Santa Claus is based on an actual person, a man of the clergy named Saint Nicholas who lived in the 4th century. Nicholas, the only son of Christian wealthy parents who died from a medical epidemic and was raised by his uncle of the same name. Nicholas enjoyed giving gifts secretly and this was the beginning of Santa Claus with the help of a little Coca-cola branding advertising that has lasted many years.
So, in short, its okay to let kids believe in Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus. Christmas through the eyes of children is hopeful, joyous and a whole lot of fun. It can also be funny when parents play practical jokes to see the reactions of their kids. Often, parents will play the good and naughty list or simply say, Santa may not come to our house and then say they are just joking. Christmas is meant to be a celebration of joy. So, lets enjoy family and take in a concert, sports game and Christmas play. Christmas is just nine days away.
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