I thought this would be fun, and once I started I didn’t want to stop. As it turns out, it has become quite the helpful exercise:
1. You can’t prove Santa Claus doesn’t exist.
2. We give gifts on Christmas. This practice had to come from somewhere outside ourselves!
3. So many other people on the planet all practice this, that shows the existence of Santa has some truth to it!
4. I feel the Christmas Spirit each December and you can’t explain that to me outside of a universe with a Santa Claus in it.
5. If we could see Santa Claus pouring gifts down chimneys or flying by in his sleigh, that would ruin the whole effect.
6. Mankind should give Santa Claus cookies because he first gave us presents.
7. There are just too many examples of families who are not well-to-do somehow managing to get their child a gift for Christmas. That gift had to come from somewhere and I just don’t think a non-Santa worldview can explain that.
8. Santa is the most benevolent and cheery being you can think of, so he must exist.
9. I feel Santa Claus’s presence in my day-to-day life.
10. I write Santa Claus letters and I believe he answers my requests (from time to time).
11. Santa Claus revealed himself to us through his human representation on earth, Scott Calvin, in the film series called Santa Clause. The popular scholarly opinion of the day is that this is a fictional work or simply an allegory (because impossible things purportedly take place in the narrative), but I believe that this film is the truth, that these miraculous happenings are proof of its trustworthiness, and that it illustrates the need in the human condition for a Santa Claus.
12. Humanity cannot treat one another well without an example to show us how. / Santa Claus’s standard for naughty and nice lists is the only way we could have systems of morality.
13. Humans are naturally inclined to believe in Santa Claus: it’s built into our make-up.
14. I have had contact with one of his elves.
15. There’s no harm in telling your child that Santa Claus is real.
16. Some version of Santa Claus has been in human history for a very long time; this points to one true Santa Claus that all the other versions (St. Nicolas, Kris Kringle) acknowledge and seek to understand.
17. Believing in Santa Claus is what works for me and it’s been in my family for generations and it’s how I’ll instruct my family!
18. There has to be some source for abstract qualities like love. I believe this source is Santa Claus.
19. Santa Claus and Christmastime give me purpose in life. Your life has no purpose and never can or will since you don’t believe in Santa Claus.
20. Santa Claus is our source of knowing what good is, as he is responsible for all the good in the world.
21. Santa Claus holds our universe together. Without him fulfilling this function, everything in nature would fall apart.
22. I can’t: love my kids/wife, raise my children, or do another part of my life to which I attach extremely personal emotions unless I love Santa Claus first.
23. My parents believe(d) in Santa Claus and taught me to. Are you saying they aren’t trustworthy?!
24. I believe Santa Claus currently rules over a kingdom we cannot see in the North Pole from whence he controls all of the contents in this universe, and one day he will reappear before our eyes to become the sole ruler over all the people that inhabit this planet. This is a day I cannot wait for!
25. People who don’t believe in Santa are evil / eat puppies / cuss at infants / commit atrocities, etc.
26. Believing in Santa Claus is better than not believing in Santa Claus, because if he’s real then I’ll get presents, and if he’s not then I have nothing to lose by believing.
27. Belief in unproven/unprovable entities is good in itself.