Many believers could be greatly offended that we would even
deal with the issue of Santa Claus. “It is innocent”, you
can hear them say. Yet a careful look into the scriptures
would deny that this lie is anywhere near innocent.
LETTERS TO SANTA
A False Hope
Santa, i want to ask you to help us. Daddy has been really
mean since my Mommy died last year. he drinks lots of beer
and that makes my big brothers sad. They get in lots of
fights with Daddy. My sister is sad too and she doesn't like
to be home and my little sister doesn't know what's going on
but she is sad too. Please help us. Please can you make
Daddy better so he's not sad? My Big brother is helping me
write this. He wants Santa to help too. he didn't think I
should ask you this stuff but i wanted to anyway. I love you
Dear Santa! It doesn't important that, you bring me presents
which I wish. Most important is that you bring our planet
peace and happy.
Dear Santa, I'd prefer you bring us love and happiness not
only during Christmas holidays, but also throughout the
I just want to have someone to love me. Can you find that
All I want for Christmas is for my Big Mama to get better so
I will have her in my life as I grow up.
All I want for Christmas is for my husband to love me.
Please help out the people that cannot have a decent
Christmas. Help the homeless find homes, help the starving
find food and shelter. Christmas is really about helping
others and celebrating the birth of Jesus and being with
family and friends. Its not just about toys!
Please send a message to my sister in heaven that I love her
and wish her a happy Christmas.
Dear Santa, how can I get a family who have fled from abuse
and are now 'in hiding' to believe in you? The children are
7, 9, and 11 (who is autistic). Mom just got back into
school as well. She felt she "had to" tell the children
because their requests were more than she could go along
with. They are now all so sad, and need the comfort and hope
of Santa restored in their little hearts again. Any
I've been a really good girl. I'm going to have a new baby
brother in March, so please watch over him until he gets
The Real Hope
Every year all over the world people are writing to Santa
and asking for things that they should be going to God in
Little children believe that Santa has the power to restore
families, to make Dad’s quit drinking and to bring peace to
Jesus Christ said of himself that He was sent to heal the
brokenhearted (Luke 4:18).
Isaiah prophesied of Christ that He would be the Prince of
Peace (Isaiah 9:6) and when our Lord came to this earth the
angels declared peace on earth, good will toward men (Luke
LIES NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT
It is a Lie
In addition to this we have the fact that Santa Claus is not
I know that most adults realize this but adults have told
children that Santa is real.
Lies Are Not of God (John 8:44)
Believers Are Not to Lie
As Christians we are exhorted over and over again not to
The Bible says a faithful witness will not lie (Proverbs
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Lie not one to
another” (Colossians 3:9).
I have been in churches where they would have a Christmas
program telling about the birth of Jesus Christ and they
would present the gospel only to follow the program by
telling the children that there was a special visitor and
all of the sudden the doors would open and in would come
There are at least two problems with this.
First, do you think the children were more excited about
Santa Claus who brings them gifts or God manifest in the
flesh in the person of Jesus Christ?
Second, what happens when the child finds that the Church
lied to them about Santa? Then wouldn’t it make sense that
the Church also lied to them about Jesus?
LIKENESS TO CHRIST
Note: Now if we agree that Santa Claus is an imaginary
character and that Satan is the one behind the scenes then
it would only make sense for Santa to be a counterfeit of
Jesus Christ. So what are some of the things that the two
have in common?
Who is the Christ Child?
Another name for Santa Claus is Kris Kringle - which comes
from the German term "the Christ Child".
Two times in the scriptures we find the phrase “thy holy
child Jesus” (Acts 4:27,Acts 4:30) and many times we read of
Him as the Christ.
Both Know Everything
Santa knows whether you’ve been good or bad. We have heard
that ever since we were children. He knows where you live
even if you have moved. He knows what you want for Christmas
even though he has not seen your list.
Jesus Christ knows everything. He knows all men (John 2:24),
all things (John 16:30, John 21:17) and all the hearts of
men (Acts 1:24)
Both Are Everywhere
Santa Claus is at Wal-Mart, Target and the Mall all at the
same time. How does he do that? Not only that, but how does
a fellow deliver presents to the whole world all in one
night? It is because he can be in more than one place at a
Jesus Christ has that same ability. If you are saved then
the Lord dwells in you (Romans 8:10; 2Corinthians 13:5;
Colossians 1:27) and at the same time He is in Heaven at the
right hand of the Father (Acts 7:55-56; Romans 8:34;
Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3, 8:1, 10:12,
12:2; 1Peter 3:22)
Both Sit on a Throne
It has been my experience that Santa is always sitting on a
seat that looks much like the throne of a king. I personally
do not remember ever seeing Santa sit in a regular chair.
We know that Jesus Christ is seated on a throne in Heaven
(Acts 2:30; Hebrews 1:8).
Both Say Ho, Ho, Ho
Every year we hear the words of the jolly old Santa Claus as
he says “Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas”.
Just out of curiosity I checked to see how many times God
said the word “Ho” in the scriptures. I found that the word
actually occurs four times in the scriptures (Ruth 4:1;
Isaiah 55:1; Zechariah 2:6) but one of those times was when
Boaz was speaking (Ruth 4:1). Can you guess who said “Ho”
three times in the Bible? You guessed it, God the Father.
Coincidence? You decide.
Both Bring Gifts with Them
When Santa Claus appears on Christmas Eve, he will be
bringing gifts with him.
When Jesus Christ comes, He will bring gifts with Him
Both Live in the North
It is a known fact that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole.
Sadly to say it is not a known fact but the Bible says that
the Lord rules on the sides of the North (Psalm 48:2) and
when Satan was trying to usurp the throne this is where he
went (Isaiah 14:13).
Both Will Come in Red
When you see Santa (at least the ones I’ve seen) he will be
wearing a red and white suit.
According to the scriptures Jesus Christ will be wearing red
when He comes (Isaiah 63:2)
Both Have White Hair
The jolly old Santa has white hair and a white beard.
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ has hair that is white
like wool, and as white as snow (Revelation 1:14)
Both Have Flying Animals
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and
Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall, The most
famous reindeer of all? Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. But
how do these reindeer get Santa to the chimneys of all the
little children in the world? They fly of course.
However, according to the scriptures it is God who has the
animals that can fly. (Revelation 19:11)
Both Will Come as a Thief in the Night
The children go to bed on Christmas Eve. They listen for
Santa for a little while just maybe they will hear the
sleigh bells jingle. The next thing they know they wake up
Christmas morning and Santa has been there. He came just
like a thief in the night. You don’t know that he has been
there until you see the evidence the next morning.
The funny thing is that the Bible says that Jesus will come
as a thief in the night (Revelation 3:3, Revelation 16:15)
Both are Eternal
When was Santa born, when will he die, when is the last time
he missed a Christmas due to sickness? Oh sure we have the
answers to these questions but ask a child and see what they
When was the Son of God born? Most would answer that He was
born in a manger in Bethlehem but that is not true. A body
was prepared for Him and God was manifest in the flesh in
Bethlehem but the Son of God has always been. Notice in
Genesis 1:26 that God said “let us”, whom was He talking to?
The Son of course. Also notice in Isaiah 9:6 that the Bible
says a child was born but a Son was given. Something that is
to be given is already in existence. What about the question
of the death of the Son of God? Did He die on the cross? Yes
He did, but then He rose on the third day to give us eternal
life and said in (Revelation 1:18) “I am he that liveth, and
was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and
have the keys of hell and of death.”
Both Have Glorified Bodies
How does Santa enter a house with locked doors and no
chimney? He must be able to go through the walls.
After our Lord was crucified and risen it was He who was
able to enter a locked room because of His glorified body
Now could all of this be a coincidence? Sure it could.
Crazier things have happened. But if we agree that Santa
Claus is a made up character and that for years we have been
spreading the lie to children that he is real and we believe
that Satan is the father of this lie then it kind of makes
you wonder if it really is a coincidence or not. Bible
students have known and proven that Satan is the greatest
counterfeit of the Lord Jesus Christ, so it would only make
sense for Satan to create such a character to do his work.