Your convictions are just that—yours.
Whether you love Santa, reindeer, and cookies, or you think it’s a terrible thing to let children believe, it’s not worth losing a relationship over.
Some beliefs are too important to not correct. For example, if a Christian is telling people that Jesus was a good teacher but not God’s son, that would be an important distinction to lovingly correct. But when it comes to whether people in the church teach their kids about Santa, passing judgment on those who don’t think like you do is just plain sin.
Judgment is God’s job, not ours (Luke 6:37-42). Instead of criticizing others for what they do or don’t do, let’s use our words to love and encourage each other (Ephesians 4:15, 29).
Instead of criticizing others for what they do or don’t do, let’s use our words to love and encourage each other.
Whether or not we talk with our children about Santa and Christmas traditions, we can take the opportunity to tell them the real story of Christmas. We can tell them how God is the best gift-giver, and how Jesus came to give us hope and new life.
Jesus has been and always will be the most important figure of all human history, so let’s use the Christmas season to explain more about Him.