by Simon Camilleri
I am aware of that dynamic, not only because of those present in the room, but also because the interview will be broadcast on Light FM (which has a very mixed audience).
I will probably mention the fact that some Christian families do Santa and some don't, though I will try to say that in a non-spoilerish way.
But in the end, the book itself is not anti-Santa. It does critique some of the messages kids may hear from the modern commercial version of Santa but its goal is more about pointing kids to the gospel rather than pointing them away from Santa.
If your kids are old enough and really bright, I can't guarantee they won't have any questions for you at the end, but I will try to be respectful to the concern you've raised.
Hope that's ok!
Hi Simon, I have a comment and a question - it is quite ironic that in the past I have been a bit nervous about my kids being around Christians at Christmas time because we have been burnt by "Santa Spoilers". I think your book handles this topic very sensitively and I appreciate that you are respectful to those families for whom the Santa narrative is an important part of their family culture. My question is - do you know if any of the speeches or interview questions at the book launch will contain "Santa Spoilers"? . I will be bringing along my kids and I would be saddened if they were upset by some of the things they heard on the day. Cheers , Cath Hamilton