Here’s a useful article for the Christmas season by Dennis Prager, a syndicated columnist, talk show radio host and observant Jew.
Every year, during Christmas week on my radio show, I devote an hour to defending Santa Claus. It may seem odd that I have to, but many parents in homes that celebrate Christmas have misgivings about allowing their children to believe in Santa. Their arguments against Santa go as follows:
1. Christian children should be taught to focus solely on the religious meaning of Christmas, and Santa Claus detracts from that.
2. It is hypocritical, if not dishonest, of parents to allow children to believe in something the parents know to be untrue.
3. Once children realize Santa doesn’t exist, they will question everything else they were told to believe in, including God. If Santa turns out to be make-believe, maybe God is, too. (Read the rest by clicking here.)