Santa Claus has remained a huge part of Christmas, with children all over the world looking forward to Christmas eve when the legendary jolly bearded man who wears a red outfit is said to travel worldwide using his trusty reindeers, delivering gifts to children who belong to the “nice” list. Of course, every adult knows that Santa Claus is a fictional character based on St. Nicholas — a real and revered fourth century saint who became known for secretly giving gifts to people.

When asked what Christian parents should tell their kids about Santa Claus, Dr. Joshua Straub, president and co-founder of The Connextion Group, offered a few ideas. “If you’re a Christian parent, perhaps you, too question whether you should conform to the holiday tradition of Santa Claus celebrated across the world. Logically speaking, your concerns are warranted. If we lie to our kids about Santa, then perhaps we lied to them about Jesus as well,” he wrote for The Christian Post. READ MORE