Once of my favorite excerpts from the book is from "The North Pole or the Manger?":
"You see, Santa can't provide what we really need. For one thing, he's only around once a year. When January winds chill our souls, he's history. When December's requests become February payments, Santa's left the mall. When April demands taxes or May brings final exams, Santa is still months from his next visit. And should July find us ill or October find us alone, we can't go to his chair for comfort--it's still empty. He only comes once a year.
And when he comes, though he gives much, he doesn't take away much. He doesn't take away the riddle of the grave, the burden of mistakes, or the anxiety of demands. He's kind and quick and cute; but when it comes to healing hurts--don't go to Santa."
Truly, the message throughout Christmas Stories is one thing and one thing only: JESUS is the REASON for the season!
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