|I don't think I like this...Mama?|
Now, that is a great story of charity about a real saint. It gives a great reason to hang stockings and even to leave little treats in them, yet how many kids will learn instead about flying reindeer? And that, my friends, is the problem. The fictional, elf enslaving, flying reindeer traveling, "Santa" has become so crucial to children's experience of Christmas that it's going to be very difficult explaining to those around us that we appreciate their desire to give our child a happy memory, but we would rather teach the truth (which is much more amazing, by the way) and focus on the real meaning of Christmas.