WHO IS SANTA CLAUS? When children start asking tough questions about Santa Claus, the illustrated Christmas poem THE SECRET OF THE SANTA BOX helps parents tell their child the truth about Santa in a personal, faith-filled, and positive way. The whole family can read this book and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Parents: If it is time to tell your child the truth about Santa Claus in a positive way, this is the book for you!
Children the world over have been enchanted and captivated by the charismatic being known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, St. Nick, Sinterklaas, and Papá Noel. But eventually, they begin to ponder just how, with the help of flying reindeer, he can deliver presents to boys and girls all around the world in only one single night. And how does he fit down chimneys? And visit houses where there are no chimneys?
As the questions begin to multiply, THE SECRET OF THE SANTA BOX helps parents guide their child from an innocent belief in the fanciful realism of Santa Claus to an empowered understanding of charity, love, and goodwill, and the true meaning of the celebration of Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ.
THE SECRET OF THE SANTA BOX by Christopher Fenoglio and illustrated by Elena Makansi, is a delightful poem written in the same lyrical style as ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. This colorful book helps parents navigate the difficult terrain of moving from Santa Claus to the Manger in a loving and empowering way. It is a natural transition for children who have outgrown the “Elf on a Shelf” and are ready to move forward to the real meaning of Christmas.
32 pages, 10 x 8 inches
About the Author:
Christopher Fenoglio writes about movies, music, sports, and other popular culture that inspire one’s daily faith journey.
His recent book THE SECRET OF THE SANTA BOX helps parents inspire their children from a magical belief in Santa Claus to an inspired understanding of the true meaning of Christ. This beautifully illustrated Christmas poem is based upon the actual method he and his wife Linda used when talking to their three children about Santa Claus.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Fenoglio has served in numerous editorial, production and marketing positions in the Christian publishing industry for more than 30 years.
For six years he wrote the “Reel Life Journeys” columns for The Tennessee Register, the newspaper of the Diocese of Nashville. These columns explored the inspirational and spiritual themes found in films, faith and family. His columns were honored numerous times by the Catholic Press Association, including First Place designations for Best Regular Column for Culture, the Arts and Leisure in 2009 and 2010.
In addition to The Tennessee Register, Fenoglio served on the website, marketing, and editorial staffs for CCM Magazine and The CCM Update. For three years he was the editor and publisher of New Catholic Books & Media.
In the late 1980s, Fenoglio and friend Mary Corby recorded three cassette albums of Christian hymns: “Ave Maria and Other Songs of Devotion,” “O Sanctissima and Other Hymns of Praise,” and “Emanuel – The Music of Christmas.” In 2004, Fenoglio digitally remastered the Christmas album and re-released it on CD.
A former baritone in the Notre Dame Glee Club, Fenoglio currently serves as a cantor and music minister at St. Henry Church in Nashville. He enjoys singing the National Anthem at all kinds of events, especially at games and sporting events.
“When I sing the National Anthem in front of a large audience at a sporting event, I love to invite everyone to sing along with me. This is our nation’s song and it should be sung together. It’s not a song to ignore or cheer during or to use as an audition for a recording contract. No, it’s a song that speaks of our country’s strength and endurance in the face of bombardments and attacks. It’s a song that unites us and it should be sung together, loud and proud!” – Christopher Fenoglio
Fenoglio has sung the National Anthem at all of the current ballparks affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, as well as for the Vanderbilt Commodores, Nashville Predators, and the Tennessee Volunteers.