We believe in Santa Claus, should you?
Why do we believe in Santa Claus? Santa is a magical being that travels around the globe, in one night, delivering presents to all the children of the world. He travels in a sleigh, pulled by magical flying reindeer, all holding a sack: either full of self-replenishing gifts, or so big it holds all of them.
This, is not possible. A quick google search asking ‘The Science behind Santa Claus’ returns a really good and in-depth blog from Huge Castillo Sanchez of Chalk Dust Magazine explaining all the math behind it.
In fact, here at Mighty FOzzy HQ our belief stems from the myth behind the man. Again, Googling ‘Is Santa Claus Real’ pings back a lovely little phrase;
No, He Isn’t.Google Search, December 2021
The myth is said to be started when a gentleman, who was left some money from his parents, decided to ‘pay it forward’. The myth continues that he gave the money and all his things to less fortunate people, predominantly children. Eventually, he became a priest.
The story goes, that each year during winter, the priest would jump on donkey pulled cart and deliver goodies to locals. This ranged from food, clothes, coal, and sometimes handmade toys. Some tales even state he would lower money he gave down their chimneys at night, so they’d wake to find a bag left waiting for them.
In anticipation of his visits, children were to leave out food for him and his donkey, to aid in his journey. When he died, this became a tradition, one that is said to be in his honour as thanks from locals.
What does this mean now?
If we take a look at some of todays Christmas traditions, it involves toys being left for children to open on Christmas morning. Children are to leave out milk and cookies for Santa, and carrots for his reindeer.
Personally, we believe cookies and milk came from the same place his red suit did, corporations cashing in on the idea of Santa Claus. CokeCola red?
Another quick google search and ‘TheFact Site’ explains the backstory of Santa Claus, https://www.thefactsite.com/why-is-santa-red/, and continues that it was indeed CokeCola that introduced the now worldly known red Santa Claus.
So, why should my kids believe?
Santa Claus is an aged, jolly, generous, rotund man. A true ‘Saint’.
Generous, loving, supporting, inspiring, charitable, happy, positive.
People ask whether their kids should believe, we say yes they should.
If you want your children to grow up to believe that we’re in this life together. To help and support one another. To work together to be a better community then, yes!
If you want your kids to know what Christmas really is, yes!
If you want your children to understand what it means to be in the Christmas spirit, YES!!
Santa Claus is real because he is the embodiment of happiness, during a cold and dark winter at the end of the year.
Santa Claus is real because he represents non-bias, fully inclusive positivity. He maybe named Saint Nicholas, but be guaranteed, the real Saint Nic did not care about any of the holdups we have today (race, religion etc). He just did not want to see people cold and hungry.
We Believe in Santa Claus!
Tell your kids this, if you ever doubt it again, Santa Claus is real like Spider-man is real.
Spider-man was designed to be the perfect hero. Believing, without a doubt, that because he has the power to act, he acts. Because he can save lives, he saves lives. The fact, they can BE ANYONE. That was always the point of Spider-man. The hero that could be anyone.
Santa Claus is exactly that, the Christmas spirit that ANYONE CAN BE.
And that, my friends, is the real Santa Claus.
And why should you tell your kids Santa is real?
Encouraging kids to believe is TOP MOST IMPORTANT, because you can bribe them to do anything with the words “Santa won’t come”.
We, at Mighty Fozzy Entertainment have direct contact with Santa Claus. Navigate to our Santa Claus page on our website to find out more about Santa Claus.