Is Santa Claus Real? Is Santa Claus Real? This is the question that practically every small child asks their parents. As small children we are happy to believe in the existence of Santa Claus. Our parents tell us it is so. Songs have been written about him. Authors have written books and poems about him. And we believe that the legend of Santa Claus, or Father Christmas, will remain alive as long as we celebrate Christmas.
Is Santa Claus Real? So we again ask the question "Is Santa Claus Real?" He is a magical figure who is exceedingly kind to children. We all know the story of where he is believed to live. We are also told that Elves help him in his workshop. His story and legend is wonderful and we would all love to believe that someone like Santa Claus does really exist. But cynicism steps in. That older school friend whispers in our ear and shatters our illusions. Why did our parents tell us the story of Santa Claus and encourage us to believe in him. And as parents why do we continue this tradition with our own children?
Is Santa Claus Real? Is Santa Claus Real? If he is not real why do we continue to tell our children that he is? Because the legend of Santa Claus is so amazing! The North Pole, the snow, the sleigh, the reindeer, Mrs. Claus, the Christmas Elves, Santa's workshop and the gifts and toys. His magical ability to get around the world and visit children all in one night. Every child looks up into the night sky on Christmas Eve hoping that they will see Santa in his sleigh, pulled by the reindeer. Knowing that Santa has checked whether a child has been naughty or nice.
Is Santa Claus Real? But perhaps there is more to this legend. Some say that Santa Claus deters us from the real meaning of Christmas. But is this really true? Santa also embodies the Christmas concept of love, kindness and generosity. That children should be nice rather than naughty. Surely these attributes should also be encouraged and believed. Father Christmas adds to the merry spirit of the festive season.
Is Santa Claus Real? So in final answer to the question "Is Santa Claus Real?" We would say "Yes!" He might not be a real person but the idea of Santa Claus is very real. Just leave this article with another question. Would the festive season be as exciting for little children without the magic of Santa Claus? For a different slant on the question please see our article: