The Autobiography of Santa Claus As Told To: Jeff Guinn
It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic-one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!
Wow this book took me forever to read. It’s not difficult and there’s almost always something going on, but it’s very much a history book so sometimes it can be dry. Santa also seems to be a collector of famous people. King Arthur, Saint Francis, Leonardo Da Vinci, Ben Franklin. Really?
They constantly referred to Santa as being fat and he was very sensitive about it which was kind of odd.
I can’t say if the dates and history mentioned are accurate, obviously not all the history facts are true, but it seems well researched just from what I remember of history.
I thought the overall idea was really interesting but ultimately this was a book for Christians that still want to teach their children about Santa and at the same time feel like they aren’t taking away from Christ.