Tag Archives: santa

3 reasons to believe in Santa

Fantasy is a unique and viable way to think about things that really matter. Like, in this case, generosity and surprise.

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the secret life of Santa

The challenge is not to give people what they think they want, but to try and give them what they don’t yet know they want. Or at the very least, what they don’t remember that they wanted.

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a Saint Nicholas Day sermon

Remember to get your Saint Nicholas / Santa fix today. Christmas is about Someone Else.

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santa claus is coming to town

The Santa Papers is my effort to tell his story. In this “unauthorized autobiography” Nicholas tell how he became Santa. And how he feels about that.

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the day Santa died

Although St. Nicholas had rich parents and my dad had poor ones, both of them were gracious, righteous men, generous to a fault. I know good came to them and that they are and will be remembered that way. And I know I want to be such a man.

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save the date

I’m listing a couple of speaking engagements here. Partly so you can come if you are nearby and have time. And partly so you will think of me if you need a speaker sometime. I’m always interested in talking about writing, faith, family and, or course, Santa.

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happy St. Nicholas Eve!

Many readers know about our St. Nicholas Eve event, which we aren’t having this year for reasons I’ve explained elsewhere. But in honor of the event, I’m sharing a chapter from my book project, Becoming Santa, which I hope to complete and publish before the holidays next year. The book has alternating perspectives, chapters in […]

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