For us, Santa has many faces and comes in many guises. And, Megyn, if you need yours to be a white, 'Twas-the-night-before-Christmas Santa, fine. That's what you need. He's that way for you. Others of us see him other ways. They all work.
I've always been fascinated by Christmas. On December 25, millions of people around the world celebrate Jesus' birthday--even though no one really knows which day Jesus was actually born. But we do know that December 25 marks the birth of Sir Isaac Newton, Humphrey Bogart, and Jimmy Buffet.