Episode #10: Christ vs. Santa: Whose Birthday Is It Anyway?

by Brian Yamabe on December 12, 2011

In this episode, Josh and I talk about Santa can overshadow Christ during the holiday season. We discuss ideas for focusing our families’ attention on Christ by talking about Advent and the origin of “Santa Claus”. We also talk about how even some wholesome family traditions can inadvertently overshadow Christ’s incarnation.

Links

The Origin of Santa Claus and the Christian Response to Him - By Dr. Richard P. Bucher

Pastor Will Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran-Hamel, IL
Issues, Etc. – Saint Nicholas
Commemoration of St. Nicholas of Myra

Myths around the birth narrative

The Santa Hammer – Necessary Roughness

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