Santa Soaked - A Story for All Ages is a much-needed new chapter to a tale that has been largely unchanged for over a century. Today, Santa’s home at the North Pole is melting along with the rest of the Arctic. His story must go forward. Otherwise, it will soon become outdated or worse - a climate-denial myth.
Is this a break from the past? It's our present Santa that's gotten off track. Now, his bright and sunny gift-giving presence casts a deep shadow. He’s become the Patron Saint of Consumerism, introducing kids to unsustainable behaviors and beliefs that darken their future. This interfaith, inclusive and intersectional revision is a return to Santa's roots as redeemer of children
The story of Santa’s life after the North Pole, a call for generational justice and youth empowerment, offers a fresh start for us all. For many grown-ups, the world of hope and possibility we grew up with seems distant. Now, we only hope that our worst fears for ourselves and our children aren’t realized as our abuse of nature threatens to shatter civilization.
Telling Santa’s tale of his spiritual rude awakening brings young and old together for a crucial conversation that is long overdue. By gathering to share our awareness, we accept the challenges and get into action. That's how we find our way back home to a better tomorrow.
Cape Town, South Africa