The Deseret News: “The family in Fenoglio’s story comes to understand that everyone has a role to play as Santa, reflecting the goodness, generosity, and mercy of God.” Read “Should Christians celebrate Santa Claus?” The Deseret News also syndicated the article to six papers, including:
- Herald Times Online (Bloomington, Ind.)
- The Effingham Herald (Effingham, Georgia)
- Aberdeen News (Aberdeen, So. Dakota)
GateHouse Media Publications: GateHouse continued the syndication by sending the article, now titled “How Santa can be part of a Christian celebration of Christmas,” plus photos from the Fenoglio home, to publications and websites in 540 markets across 36 states, including:
- Winchester Star (Lexington, Mass.)
- Oakridger (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)
- Rockford Register Star (Rockford, Ill.)
- Morton Times-News (Morton, Ill.)
- Northwest Florida News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.)
Humanities Tennessee: “Celebrates wonder, the thrill of hope, giving, and God’s goodness in beautifully crafted verse that, like a great song, can’t help getting stuck in your head.” Read the full quote at Chapter 16.
Catholic News Service: “A needed book for curious children ready to move past the secular stories of Christmas.” Read the entire review in one of these newspapers:
CatholicMom.com: “Offers a beautiful way to teach children how to participate in the magic of Christmas giving in a new way.” Read the review.
The Observer: “Diocese native shares Santa’s secret in new kids’ book.” Read the announcement.
The Tennessee Register: “Helps parents transition their children to a more mature understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.” Read the feature.
The Tennessean: “I see parents as being ministers; teaching about God’s love and about the value of living a good life.” Read the article.
Notre Dame Magazine: “Helps parents navigate the troubling terrain of moving from Santa Claus to the manger in a loving and empowering way.” Read more in the 1980 Class Notes.
The United Methodist Church: “As Santa Claus, we spread the spirit of Christmas through our gifts and the good deeds we do for others.” Read the feature.