When you think about it, it’s kind of sad: Santa does not have a single holiday. Nobody celebrates the birth of the precious baby Santa. There’s no commemoration of the day that Santa was crucified or the day that he emerged from the tomb. Plenty of people are skeptical of the existence of Santa, but I don’t know of a single special witness of Santa. Nobody ever bears their testimony to the truth of Santa.

I know I’m just one person, but I just wanted to take a moment from the busy, commercially-laden Christmas season and say thank you to Santa for all the hard work that he does: thank you, Santa.

This Christmas, as you go about your celebration and gift-giving and carol-singing, remember that without Santa, we wouldn’t even have Christmas. And what did Santa ever to do to harm anyone? Evil men don’t twist Santa’s words to justify their actions, and people have never killed each other or invaded countries or persecuted others in the name of Santa.

Even so, as for me and my family, we stand with Santo.