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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 05, Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing. But there is always the truth behind the facade that most of these men have nothing on their minds but the money they can make by playing one of history's most iconic legends for a couple months a year. For Sal Lizard it is completely different.
In the book, "Being Santa Claus," it wasn't Sal that made the decision to don the crimson hat and coat but the hand that fate dealt him. Sal Lizard, a South Carolina native, has not merely played the role of Santa for several years, but instead he has become Santa to all those that know him and even some that do not.
After reading this sweet, amazing, and heart-warming book I have realized there has never been another man that could have embraced and embodied the whimsical legend any better. Reading Sal's many stories of his beginnings and exploits as Santa is one of the best books to put you in the Christmas spirit that has ever been written.
Sal Lizard, literally lives every day of the year as Santa, for those of us that get the warm, fuzzy feeling at that special time of year and think to ourselves, how much we wish it could go on forever I wholeheartedly commend him on what he does for so many both young and old and I hope he receives the good fortune of the immortality that goes with it.
Keep doing what you do Sal and keep the true spirit of Christmas alive forever. Nov 05, Debbie rated it it was amazing. Sal Lizard knows what it means to be Santa Claus, he knows the heartfelt and heartbreaking realities it brings every time he donned the red suit.
He spent two decades learning from his mistakes and making miracles. He learned valuable life lessons from the smallest individuals. He laughed and he cried but he never took for granted the responsibility that came with Being Santa Claus. For over 20 years, starting as a fluke and practical joke and ending as a career Sal Lizard takes us through the up Sal Lizard knows what it means to be Santa Claus, he knows the heartfelt and heartbreaking realities it brings every time he donned the red suit.
For over 20 years, starting as a fluke and practical joke and ending as a career Sal Lizard takes us through the ups and downs, the laughter and tears and the true magic he found when he put on the red suit and became Santa Claus.
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He mentions his most poignant moments and his most trying. He takes us through his time as a mall Santa to his special pajama visits on Christmas Eve. The naughty and nice lists that were always checked twice and the ever present candy cane. I only have one thing to say to Sal Lizard aka Santa. I still believe.
Nov 16, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: memoirs-biographies-autobiographies , favorites , nonfiction , christmas. I am a lover of all things Christmas, so it comes as no surprise that I gave this book 5 stars. However, that is truly an unbiased and truly deserved five stars. This is a beautiful story, well told, and touching. Sal Lizard has been taking on the role of Santa Claus for more than two decades. I say "taking on" because it's so much more than putting on his custom made, beautiful red velvet suit. He truly becomes Santa in every way. He was only in his 20's when his hair and beard turned completely I am a lover of all things Christmas, so it comes as no surprise that I gave this book 5 stars.
He was only in his 20's when his hair and beard turned completely white. Instead of lamenting his premature white hair, he took it as a sign that he was meant to be Santa. He was right. This book is a group of short stories about his time as the Jolly Old Elf. Some are humerous, some are beautiful, and some are sad. All are worth reading. Thank you Sal for keeping the magic of Santa alive. Nov 05, Amber Polo rated it really liked it. Heartwarming without being sappy. I expected "Being Santa Claus" to be too goody, goody for a good read, but I enjoyed this sweet little book.
It might even get Ebenezer Scrooge into the spirit. Spoiler: Do not read if you believe in Santa! My son's tutor, is the author's mother and she gave me this book months ago. It sat on my nightstand gathering dust and finally I motivated.
I read it in one night. What a wonderful true story about a professional Santa Claus who embodies the true spirit of Santa. The author's mom told me this book did not get the proper roll out - what a shame because this book is very endearing and entertaining. Nov 14, Tassie rated it really liked it. Great read for the holiday season! Loved it! Dec 28, Karen rated it really liked it. I loved reading the stories about Mr. Lizard's experiences as a Santa. His substitute teaching experience was especially humorous to me, as a teacher.
This book was a wonderful Christmas read. Oct 08, Janet marked it as to-read. I bet the author has some amazing stories to tell in this book. Hope to win this book, please! Dec 16, Kelly rated it it was amazing. Loved this book so so much. Perfect read for the season.
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Highly recommended. Sep 25, Elizabeth Campbell rated it it was amazing. This is the most wonderful book that I believe I have ever read that dealt with Santa Clause. It will have you laughing, smiling, crying and thanking God for such a wonderful person. I try to read this book every year because it is just that kind of book.
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I would recommend this book for anyone who still believes in the power of Santa Clause and still believes that Santa Clause really does exist. It brings the magic of Christmas into your heart and reignites the true meaning of Christmas every ti This is the most wonderful book that I believe I have ever read that dealt with Santa Clause.
It brings the magic of Christmas into your heart and reignites the true meaning of Christmas every time you read it and it is definitely one book that you won't be able to put down. Yep, Cluny Court have come up with the festive feels for the fourth year running with a Christmas Fair chock full of seasonal goodies. Bribe good behaviour from the kids because we know they hate shopping with a meet and greet with Santa, and, since Xmas is the season of giving, look out for the donation boxes dotted around where you can pop a coin or two in the pot for charity.
Head over to Santa House for free arts and craft activities, hop on an amusement ride and take a spin on the duplex carousel brownie points for this being wheelchair-friendly. Photography: Samuel Holt via Unsplash. Hourly snow fall, storytelling, Xmas carolling and interactive meet-and-greet sessions with Santa are the name of the festive game over at Snow City this December. It is also an easy way for kids to find out whether they are on the good, the maybe or the naughty list. It works a charm. Heck, it even has us believing. With a North Pole Blog, tons of interactive games, fun trivia and letters to Santa options, The Elf on a Shelf is so cute we want to be kids again ourselves.
But even more important, the parent truly is a model to the child of how to be human; the child learns about honesty, bravery, love, kindness, and all the other virtues by watching the parent. The lessons might sometimes be negative, but they are long-lasting and shape the child in profound ways. Sure, I could help them learn and grow, but whatever they learned from me would pale in comparison to how much they learned from their parents. Teachers can share their thoughts with parents about many things.
Indeed, parents often welcome it and even come to teachers for advice. Schools can and should have parent education nights; most parents want to know more about a variety of topics from a Montessori perspective. No matter what the teachers share, though, the final decision about what happens in the home belongs to the parent. This is true whether the topic is discipline, nutrition, or family traditions. School staff needs to be sensitive. Parents also have a responsibility. Parents who choose to celebrate Christmas with Santa must be ready for the fact that their child could find out the truth at anytime.
What you can do is be prepared; think about what you might say if your child comes running to you in tears, wondering if Santa is real or not. A little thought beforehand can help a great deal in times like those.
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Or, you might want to preemptively let your child know the truth about Santa once they reach a certain age, so that you can tell them sensitively before someone else does. I would also like to stress that Maria Montessori had absolutely nothing against imagination or children being imaginative.