Imagine that you are a parent, and you have a child. You and your spouse are planning to take your child to visit Santa Claus at your local mall and make a Christmas wish. Your child decides to stop and asks you why we should go visit Santa Claus, even though you all are Christians. Remember, your child is very smart and curious to ask many questions. The main question – How can you explain this to your child about Santa Claus, even though you all are Christians? Most Christian parents forget to talk with their children about Santa Claus. They are often exhausted, and they take breaks from working. They do not think about Jesus Christ, their minds sometimes are wound up. Is that correct? Maybe you have the same experience. As a mother, I admit that I forgot to talk with my two sons when they were small. But, I did talk with them when they were grown up. No one is blamed for forgetting. Still, you have a good chance to talk with your child about Santa Claus and share the story about the birth of Jesus Christ.
4 Reasons Why You Should Talk With Your Child About Santa Claus
- Be sure to explain this simply to your child about Santa without confusion. I know that some children are sad that Santa is not real. But, you are a Christian parent and should tell your child the good news about Jesus Christ. Most Christian parents are responsible to teach their children about the Bible and Jesus.
- Train your child to understand the difference between Santa and Christ. Remember that important verse – “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).
- Make positive words about Santa. Some parents should not say, “Santa is evil!”, “Santa is a bad person”, or “Santa is a big LOSER.” These negative words can confuse or upset your child, you can try to figure out these positive words about Santa like – “Santa is just a fantasy character,” or “Some people in the world just create a character name – Santa.” Alternatively, you can switch this topic to talk about the birth of Jesus Christ.
- Read the picture books about the birth of Jesus Christ instead of Santa. You can encourage your child to remember that Santa does not exist, just that he is a character. Instead of that, teach your child to know that Jesus Christ exists and He loves your child.
Talking with your child about Santa is a little bit hard because your child has seen many pictures of Santa in all stores or even Santa sitting on his big chair at the photo place in your local mall. As a Christian parent, you can ask the Lord to help you do your best in teaching your child. “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths” (Psalm 25:4, NIV). Remind yourself, you are always an awesome parent no matter how hard you try!
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I have 4 grown kids now and we never made a big deal about Santa. Sure, we put out cookies and carrots for the reindeer and all. but mostly in the context of it being a fun game..,. like the tooth fairy or Cinderella. We never told them that he was real so there wasn’t a big disappointment. It was a part of Christmas, but we never made it the focus… the only thing is that one time my 4 year old announced to his whole sunday school class that there was “no such thing as Santa Claus” and we got a note home from his teachers! haha. But that aside, I think the more honest we are with kids about everything, the better! You make good points here! Thanks for sharing!
Joyce Cortes Mackenroth
Haha… I’m glad that your 4 year old son was honest with his Sunday school class about Santa. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.
I agree it is very important to keep Christ as the central focus of Christmas! The legend of Santa can actually be traced back to a monk named St. Nicholas, I think sharing his story may also help children understand the true heart of Christmas. Happy to be your neighbor at Faith on Fire! Merry