Why I don’t do xmas

  1. It involves lying.
    • Do you tell your children “if you’re good Santa will bring you presents”? That’s a lie.
    • Do you tell your children that Santa exists? That’s a lie.
    • Do you tell your children that Santa actually flies in a sleigh and delivers gifts? That’s a lie.
    • It encourages children to lie. “Yes, I was good.”
  2. Xmas and Jesus’ birth are so closely tied that disbelief in one causes disbelief in both.
    • “Well, we lied to you about Santa but Jesus is real. Honest!”
    • When children are told “these gifts came from Santa but Jesus is the real reason for the season”. They can touch the gifts from Santa but what can they see from Jesus? The fraud wins. Forgiveness of sins and escape from damnation mean very little to a child.
  3. It encourages greed
    • What’s the first thing you think about when considering xmas? Some reading may say “Jesus’ birth” but most will say “presents”.
    • Ask a child for their reply.
  4. It’s a sad time for many, many people
    • Folks that have lost a loved one during this time feel miserable.
    • People that have no one during this time of year feel miserable.
    • People that can’t afford the gifts they are forced to give feel miserable a little bit later when the bills come in.
  5. Jesus’ birth wasn’t on December 25th.
  6. I’m not a catholic and don’t follow their traditions including valentine’s day, halloween and xmas, et al.

Look, friends, I don’t want you asking my son if he got anything from Santa. I don’t want you telling my son that if he’s good Santa will bring him presents. I’m not going to lie to him and I don’t want him lied to by others.