How Santa Explains Himself and Puts The Real Miracle Back In Christmas

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 Have we lost the true meaning of Christmas?

These modern days, we are not even supposed to say, “Merry Christmas” for fear of offending someone.  It is suppose to be Happy Holidays.

I say crap on that…

With that said let me turn the story over to Santa.

Here is Santa’s story…And what he wants us to teach the children.

I just finished the house hold chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in front of the house.  I opened the door and to my surprise, Santa himself stepped out from behind the Christmas tree.  He placed is finger over his mouth, so I would not cry out.

“What are you doing?”  I started to ask.  The words choked up in my throat, and I saw that he had a tear in his eyes.  His usual jolly manner was gone.  Gone was the eager, boisterous character we all know.

He then answered me with a simple statement…

“Teach the children”

I was puzzled; what did he mean?  He guessed my question, and with one quick movement pulled a miniature toy bag from behind the tree.

As I stood puzzled, Santa said,

“Teach the children!  Teach them the old meaning of Christmas. ”  The meaning that now -a-days Christmas has forgotten.

 

Santa than reached in his bag and pulled out a FIR tree and placed it in front of the fireplace.Christmas tree

“Teach the children that the pure green color of the stately fir tree remains green all year round, representing the everlasting hope of all mankind, all the needles point heavenward, making it a symbol of man’s thought turning toward heavenly.”

He again reached in his bag and pulled out a brilliant STAR.

christmas star

“Teach the children that the star was the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of HIS promise.”

He then reached in his bag and pulled out a candle.

 “Teach the children that the candle symbolizes that Christ is the light of the world, and when we see this great light we are reminded of Jesus who fills our lives with light.”

Once again he reached into his bag and removed a WREATH and placed it under the tree.christmas wreath

 

“Teach the children that the wreath symbolizes the real nature of love.  Real love never ceases, like Gods love which has no beginning or end.”

He then pulled out an ornament of HIMSELF.

christmas ornments

 

 

“Teach the children that I, Santa  symbolize the generosity and kindness we feel during the month of December.”

 

He then brought out a HOLLY LEAF.

 

“Teach the children that the holly plant represents immortality.  It represents the crown of thorns worn by our Savior.  The red represent s the blood shed by him.”

Next he pulled out a GIFT.

And said,
“Teach the children that God so loved the world that HE gave HIS  only SON…We thank God for his very special gift.”

 

 

“Teach the children that the wise men bowed before the HOLY BABY and gave HIM gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.   We should always gift gifts in the same spirit as the wise men.”

Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a SUGAR CANE and hung it on the tree.

“Teach the children that sugar cane represents shepherds crook.  The crook on the staff helps to bring back lost sheep to the flock.”

 

 

He reached into his bag and pulled out an ANGEL.

 

“Teach the children it was the Angels that announced the glorious news of the Savior’s birth.  The Angels sang, ‘Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will toward men.”

Suddenly, I heard a soft tinkling sound, and from the bag he pulled out a BELL.

 

“Teach the children that as lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, it should ring to guide us to God.  The bell symbolizes guidance and return.  It reminds us that we all precious in the eyes of God.”

 

 

Santa looked back and was please.  I saw the twinkle in his eyes as he said…

 

“Remember, to teach the children the true meaning of Christmas, and do not put me in the center, for I am but a humble servant of the One that is, and I bow down to worship HIM, our LORD, our God.”  

Unknown Author.

So, you got the whole story folks.  Let us celebrate Christmas alone with Santa and have a MERRY old time.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

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  1. Hi Debbie,

    That was indeed a lovely way to teach us all about Christmas 🙂

    You are so right that we often celebrate festivals like Christmas but we don’t know the real meaning or the reason why it’s celebrated. So, how does one go about teaching such thing to our children, who need to learn things the right way.

    I liked the way you explained the meaning of each thing and its significance. I’m sure any parent reading this would surely pass it on to his or her children.

    Thanks for sharing, and wishing you and your family – Merry Christmas as well 🙂
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    • Hi Harleena,
      It is always nice to have you drop by. When it comes to teaching our children about holidays I think as a parent we should teach them what our believe is and than if that is different than what the world says, also let them know there is a different.
      I had a young woman a while back while checking me out at the story tell me that she was always taught there wasn’t a Santa. She wished that her parents hadn’t done that, because she feels like she really missed out. It was interesting to get her opinion.

      I am hoping that parents will pass this post on to there children, because to me it makes Christmas, shall I say, come full circle.
      Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
      Debbie
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    • Tracy Hallam says:

      I really enjoyed and found it refreshing to read something that talks about the real meaning of Christmas and not about material things.We should indeed teach our children the real meaning of what Christmas is about .Merry Christmas everyone and have a brilliant New year.

  2. Lovely story. With Christmas and Santa Claus it’s the same as with Thanksgiving – if we wait for one day a year to teach our kids it might not do, but sure beats never. Wishing you a very joyful season.

  3. Another great one, Debbie. If we neglect to teach our kids these things (and indeed all other important things about life) there will be no hope for future generations once all the older folk have died. The fundamentals of humanity are more vital than any worldly gift we can give our kids.
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  4. Debbie

    I learned so much from this story…I was not aware of all the symbolism…especially the sugar cane!

    I shall look at Christmas slightly different this year!

    Andrew
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  5. Not only children, I love this story too. It’s so heart warming.

    My Christian friends are going to love this. Merry Christmas!
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  6. How lovely.

    I feel more and more we are losing the meaning of Christmas, for which I am really sad, and this article reminds us of the true meaning of all the symbols of Christmas. I am going to share this on my FaceBook page, in the hope that others will spend some time to read it and refocus.

    Thank you and Happy Christmas, x
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  7. A great story Debbie! Always good to learn something new! Have a wonderful Christmas!
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  8. What a wonderful piece this is. I adore Christmas and this makes me realise that I need to spend more time with my niece and nephew sharing the teachings you give here. I feel heart warmed. Thank you.
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  9. Hi Debbie,

    I attended Sunday school as a child but haven’t been to church in over 10 years. Shamefully I have forgotten all of the above.

    It’s so difficult to remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas when your bombarded with 50% offs, Xmas specials and three bird roasts!

    Plus finding the balance so you don’t spoil your kids rotten.

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time for me. This year I’ve turned off the Xmas pressure and won’t be sucked into advertising.
    My kids are getting a few presents each. I’ve donated blood and money to desperate charities and thanks to you we will also be discussing the true meaning of Christmas.

    Hopefully the lack of presents WON’T turn them into serial killers.

    Merry Christmas, Debbie

    • Hi Naomi,
      Nice to have you stop by. Good for you and I am glad that you enjoyed the post and it brought back those memories.
      Don’t feel bad about the church thing. I don’t make it to often. You, know when the grand kids get baptized. (I know I am bad.)

      The funny thing is if you ask someone what they got for Christmas last year, they most likely don’t remember, but if we ask them what they did and how there day was they can tell you.
      It is great that you have given blood for Christmas and donated to Charities. Knowing that we helped other is a great gift to the world.
      Don’t worry I don’t believe lack of presents are going to turn those kids into serial killers. If anything it is going to make them better people.
      Thanks again and have and Merry Christmas.
      Debbie
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  10. Mary Stephenson says:

    Hi Debbie

    What a lovely way to put the story of Christmas. Don’t have any youngsters, but I think it would be a wonderful story to pass on to those who do.

    Mary

  11. Hi Mary,
    Thank you for the kind words Mary. My daughters were passing alone to there kids.
    I found it very interesting and wonderful.
    Thanks again and have a wonderful and Merry Christmas.
    DEbbie
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