I've been lurking in a couple of other Christian forums - does that constitute infidelity?
and I came across this thread
Its a long and a tad old but still relevant. Like any long thread there seems to be a bit of hijacking and such but overall it gives some pretty good insight into what a lot of Christians seem to do with regard to satan claus err umm santa claus
Some people in the thread teach the kids about santa
Most responses were along the lines that lying is sin and so they've danced around the whole issue in some way such as telling them about the historical St. Nicolas, or avoiding the whole situation.
Here's my question what's the difference in santa and other fictional characters like Mickey Mouse. We talk up Mickey to our kids like he's real and granted he doesn't come into our house and leave presents the concept isn't that much different.
I'm a big believer and fostering the kids imagination and fantasy life, I realize there must be a balance and I'm not necessarily struggling with this but rather curious
On a completely different note, as I said I've been lurking around in other Christian sites. Some seem kind of wacky others very fundamental. I think I found a couple that seems to have a good balance - apart from this place of course.