Santa Claus

Santa Is Gay, In An Interracial Relationship In New Picture Book

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Parents

Yeah he is!

Pretending To Be Santa Is A Privilege

James Di Fiore | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

The overriding idea behind dressing up as Santa Claus is not to provide children with hopes for gifts; it is to provide them with a vehicle to escape into an imaginative state, where wishes and secrets are tangled together, and a man in a red suit is the only arbitrator qualified to pull the right strings.

Santa-Worthy Holiday Cookie Recipes | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living

From scrumptious, crunchy white chocolate cookies mounded high with berry jam, to fudgy brownie-stuffed chocolate chip cookies that are super easy to make, we've got a festive assortment that will knock the socks off your fireplace!

Forget Sugar-Coated Santa, Meet Sustainable Santa

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

The story of Santa Claus, his elves and the giving of gifts has graced our lives for hundreds of years. It is more than just the story of a jolly old man on a quest to give gifts to every child in the world. It's a lesson about generosity and kindness.

Lying To Kids About Santa Has A Surprising Benefit

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Parents

According to research, the Santa Claus myth is mostly harmless.

Lying To Kids About Santa Can Cause More Harm Than Good

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Parents

Uh oh.

Parade Day Etiquette: The Santa Claus Parade

Lisa Orr | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada
Lisa Orr

The holiday season is fast approaching and one of the ways I've marked its arrival over the years is with the Santa Claus Parade . It's a tradition in...

Where The Santas Go To Get Trained

The Canadian Press | Lauren Krugel | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Don't have voice envy, beard envy, tummy envy.''"

The Story Behind NORAD's Santa-Tracking Radar Is Adorable

CP | Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada Parents

"It's one of the largest military community relations events we have."

TransCanada Must Believe In Santa Claus

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

In a press release dated Dec. 18, TransCanada announced that "support for Energy East is growing across Canada." Did I read that right, or is this merely a wish list that TransCanada has sent to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? TC seems to believe that social acceptability is on the rise!

Lies, Damned Lies And Christmas

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Joshua Ostroff

All year long I tell my son that lying is bad. Not just bad but the worst. And then every December my wife and I lie to him all month long. We do it for him, to preserve his fleeting belief in magic for as long as we can.

Kids Have Seriously Depressing Responses To Idea Of Women Doing Santa's Job

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Parents

"She would get lost in the sky."

Santa Uses Sign Language To Hear Girl's Christmas Wish

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Parents

If this doesn't put you in the Christmas spirit, we don't know what will.

How To Prepare Your Special Needs Child For Meeting Santa Claus

Joanne Giacomini | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Joanne Giacomini

Ah, that first visit to Santa. Remember how your little one cried and was scared, clinging to you? But you knew that this was temporary. Next year, he/she would be fine with the Santa visit, a rite of passage for most North American children today. But what if your child is not like all the other children?

Don't Make Santa Your Parenting "Fall Guy"

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sure, Santa may determine that a child's behaviour is not up to snuff and is therefore a reason to deny said child of gifts on Christmas Day. But why does Santa have to be the judge, jury and (figurative) executioner on December 25th? Whatever happened to parental responsibility and the ability to look one's child in the eye in an attempt to deliver the verdict?

5 Things You Might Not Know About Santa Claus

Ward Anderson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Up on the rooftop, reindeer pause. Out jumps...well, you know who. Whenever Christmas gets close, children of all ages eagerly await the return of Santa Claus. Known by many names all over the world, Father Christmas is one of the most lasting figures in history. He's everything from a mythical father figure to a kick-ass salesman of soft drinks. Here are a few random facts about the jolly old one.

Are You An Aspiring Santa? Think About Santa School

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

As for the money, pay for a Santa job ranges from $20 an hour for a mall Santa to $70 an hour for a corporate event. This is just Brad's first year as a Santa, but I read that some of the more experienced guys are making in the five figures for 6 weeks work. However, as I mentioned earlier, it's not about the money for Brad. It's actually a 'transformative experience' for him.

Dear Santa: Here Is What B.C. Wants For Christmas

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey.

If We Can't Say 'Merry Christmas' in Canada, Multiculturalism Failed

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I wonder: since when did "Merry Christmas" become a political statement especially in multicultural Canada? Multiculturalism is a complete and utter failure in Canada when it is politically incorrect to say "Merry Christmas" without pausing and wondering if they may or may not be offended?

Fox News and a Few Conservative Muslim Leaders are Real Scrooges

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

On December 6, Slate Magazine published an essay by Aisha Harris entitled, "Santa Claus Should Not be A White Man Anymore." In a response that went viral, Megyn Kelly of Fox News said: "For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white..." Ironically, Kelly's intolerance, expressed during a season that ought to be filled with giving, love and acceptance, is nothing new. As a Muslim, it reminds me of those conservative Muslim leaders, on the same cold end of the Scrooge barometer as Kelly, who advise us Muslims that we better not wish anyone a Merry Christmas.

Five Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Story

Ward Anderson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Hard to believe that this Christmas gem, now beloved by millions and routinely topping many people's "Best Christmas Movie" lists, was pretty much overlooked in its initial release. A Christmas Story debuted quietly the weekend before Thanksgiving in 1983. Critics were mixed on it, with many dismissing it as silly family nonsense.

12 Sanity Saving Tips for the Final Shopping Days Before Christmas

Rania Walker | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

With the holiday shopping season in full force, my requisite ventures into the sweaty shops of my local malls need to be purposeful, successful and time-saving. I've found a dozen ways to make those long line ups and general holiday hustle and bustle productive, amusing and sanity saving.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Mall Santas

Ward Anderson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

A typical mall Santa will see over 10,000 children in the six week work period that is the Santa Holiday Season. This does not include the people that Santa will see at private parties, of which there are many to keep a Santa running around during the season. In fact, many mall Santas only work part-time at the shopping malls, but make more money with the office parties.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Jewish Santa Claus

Bernie Farber | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada
Bernie Farber

When I was a child growing up in Ottawa in the 1950s and 60s, ours was one of only a small number of Jewish families in the city. We inescapably got enveloped by the Christmas spirit. I still recall my parents' sardonic smiles the year I came home to announce that I would be playing Joseph in the school pageant. That same year, I decided I would sit on Santa's lap at Frieman's department store. Turns out Santa was none other than Moishe Gorinsky, a Jewish friend of my father's moonlighting that season as a department store Claus. It was a sobering experience for a 9-year-old, to be sure.

LOOK: Where In The World Is This Santa?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Travel

Santa Claus is coming to town, but depending on where you are in the world, he may be packing more than a giant bag of toys and lumps of coal. For...