Do you Believe in Santa Clause?

Real Estate Agent with Austin Texas Homes


Do you believe in Santa Clause? Before you dismiss the question it might be a good idea to take a look at how you view God. Written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie the Christmas song “Santa Clause is Coming to town” is an interesting perspective of how many view God. Take a look at the words…

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town


He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming
Santa Claus is coming
Santa Claus is coming to town

Many view God as outside of time at all times. He looks down on creation as removed from it and observes the activities of mankind. In this view, God is coming back to earth at some point and so you better watch out! He will likely not be happy with you. He can see you sleeping and awake, He knows you when you are bad and good. You get the picture. This song, maybe more than any other of the songs written for Christmas reveals a people who are trying to capture the spirit of Christmas in the absence of the person of Christmas.

Santa, in this song, is God’s substitute. In this song, Santa lives from generation to generation. Santa sees all things, Santa is coming back for the good and He is bringing gifts. This song paints a stick figure in its attempts to capture the wonder of a good God. The real story of Christmas is how God broke into time and became the gift of Christmas for all mankind. The real story of Christmas is that God’s goodness sent His only Son from heaven to earth to take our place on the cross where sin was finished.


Posted by


Alan Kirkpatrick /Realtor

Austin Texas Homes

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Office/Cell 512-709-3336

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Comments (4)

Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

We always say that we believe in Santa Claus because "he" is the spirit of giving and that spirit lives in each of our hearts so Santa is alive and well in all of our hearts always.

Dec 09, 2019 07:16 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I absolutely love this. If only people would understand.  He is coming back so be ready or you will be left behind.

Dec 09, 2019 08:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Alan Kirkpatrick - I think that the spirit of Santa Claus ties in will Good looking down.

Dec 09, 2019 10:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Alan- I very much believe in the spirit of Santa Claus!!! 

Dec 09, 2019 07:15 PM