25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE – DAY 6 SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” made the list on its name only. I don’t remember watching this one as a child and therefore no nostalgia is attached. I watched it yesterday to prepare for the blog and was left unimpressed. Here’s my take:_______________________________________...more

We believe

I realize at the ages of 8 and 6 years old the time our girls believe may be limited before someone or something alerts them to the realization of what may be real during the Christmas season.  Our intent when this does occur is to keep the belief alive with the magic of the season.We watched the movie Elf recently and my eldest had to read all the credits to see who was Santa, thankfully they listed Santa :)  For now, our girls still believe in Santa Claus and our Elf on the shelf, Earl. Their excitement for this season bubbles over and out....more

10 Santa Claus Crafts You Can Create

Did you just see something dressed in red dash through your craft corner? Is that you, Santa Claus? It is! Here are 10 Santa crafts you can make this holiday season. ...more

Yes, There is a Santa Claus: Enabling My Son's Belief Even When I'm Over It

I expected this to happen sooner or later.  After all, Diego is 9 years old and how much longer could I really expect him to buy into the Santa Claus thing? He really wants to be a believer in all the holiday fantasies.  He enjoys the magic of all of it. He even had me enabling his beliefs when I ran out on St. Patrick's Day and bought him green gifts so he would think the leprechauns really did visit....more

Up On The Rooftop...

Throughout December, I read with great interest a variety of different views on the Santa myth. I found all the reasons given for the various choices regarding Santa--pass the traditional myth down, debunk it, let the kid kind of decide--fascinating and thought provoking. Now that Christmas is safely over, though, I think it's only fair that I tell you all that I am in possession of conclusive evidence: Santa exists and...he's a vampire....more

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS

In 1897, a young girl named Virginia O'Hanlon lived in New York City. She wrote this letter to the New York Sun. Dear Editor:I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in the Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, Is there a Santa Claus? ...more
What a lovely letter. Very sweet, thoughtful and tender. :) ~Virginiamore

Hurry Christmas, Hurry Fast!

"Christmas, Christmas time is near. Time for toys & time for cheer. We've been good, but we can't last. Hurry Christmas, hurry fast..." Friends, I tell you with all certainty, I'm living the live action version of The Chipmunks' Christmas song right now....more

Where is the North Pole?

son: Where does Santa live?  mom: The North Pole. son: Where is the North Pole? mom: Next to heaven. Have you talked to your child about Santa?Honestly, I’ve been avoiding it but I need to come up with an explanation since I’m sure my oldest is hearing something from his friends....more
My children believe in Santa and they know the moment they says he doesn't exist they will get a ...more

How Much Does Santa Claus Weigh? Answer: 1380 lbs

How Much Does Santa Claus Weigh? Answer: 1380 pounds - I have photographic proof !!!  ...more