If you're looking for yuletides, roasting chestnuts, or plum pudding—this holiday story may not be for you—and that's OK. If you're looking to teach modern-day children how to become better people, mixed with real history and events—you'll love this adventure. Keep reading...
This is a long story— it has to be. Especially if we're finally going to prove Santa truly exists. After all his years of living in hiding we now have enough information to document his existence. Much like Bob Lazar, Chris and Wally's school records, employment history, and other documentation has been destroyed. Only recently has this evidence surfaced.
It's taken over 20 years of research, interviews, and meetings to discover these facts. I've often related this story in a similar fashion to raising good kids. There is no magical phrase or one educational lesson to prove to children Chris Kringle is real. Like being a good parent— it takes years of hard work, commitment, love, and of course— dedication. This story will help us all become better people, and improve the lives of future generations.
In 1999, my young family had questions about Santa— the same ones which have existed for centuries. As things would have it, I took my two young kids to the mall where we stumbled across two-elderly holiday employees— Christopher and Wallace Kringle. That's when they first informed me Chris was "The Real Santa". I was shocked to find out he was a descendant of Saint Nicholas. It was that year we were told a different side of the story— one about two brothers continuing this legacy in the name of peace and equality for all.
Most kids write Santa a letter asking for gifts. My children wanted more information about his life. Because of this, each December I agreed to meet these two "Kringle brothers" in private. They would provide explanations of their existence and give me proof which I relayed to my family. That's how this adventure came to be, and the kids loved it. Before we knew it— the topic of Santa was a year-round affair.
Using actual history, authentic people, and established events— I discovered hidden details about the Kringle brother's lives. Most people never knew Santa had an older brother, and even less realize how influential his parents were. Chris Kringle is alive, as you'll find out— because we now have the evidence to prove it. However, to explain their lives correctly, we need to start out in the year 1900— the year when Santa was born.
After my annual meetings with Chris and Wally, I taught what I learned. For most adults, the origins of Santa Claus and Christmas are a broad and sometimes confusing subject. In our house— we secretly knew the answers and one topic became clear. Certain cultures value the holiday season differently because of religious beliefs. This created a fantastic learning experience for my children where I quickly found out they wanted to know more about other topics, Europe, "The Roaring 20s" or the "1930s Great Depression." When high school came around, my kids understood the date October 24th, 1929— the day the U.S. stock market crashed and the day Santa's dad died. While most people don't realize how this time period relates to Chris and Wally's life, we found a way to make learning fun. My children could now understand complicated moments in history.
When my kids were little the topic of Santa is all they wanted to discuss. I saw an opportunity and used his story as a teaching platform. My goal was to build upon HOW and WHY it's important to be a good person. Chris and Wally taught my kids their life lessons.
Most of us have seen the Christmas movies, TV specials or read the holiday books. It's a endless stream of delivery issues without any legitimacy. Too much fairy tale and not enough fact. With that said— this is what I wanted to change. There's no exciting historical adventure about Santa or his mysterious life. In this version, there will be no "bottomless" bag of presents or topics which don't make sense. I've been given all these clues so we can go through this adventure together.
The only thing my young kids wanted to know— how did Chris Kringle grow up to become Santa Claus? That's what it all boils down to. Year after year we would write questions. The Kringle brothers answered them and told us their secrets. I relayed the information to my children and they were thrilled to discover legitimate answers which made sense. To my surprise, my youngest started spreading rumors with his first-grade friends.
At Starbucks one morning, after dropping the kids off at school, a few of the parents asked me about a topic which my son presented to his class. Apparently, these adults wanted more information about Santa's flying reindeer— which I had just described a few weeks earlier. My son had informed his peers that reindeer can fly because of their hollow bones— just like birds. He explained how they jump with their stronger than average muscles (white fiber, fast-twitch glycolytic) which is how frogs leap so high, or how cheetahs can run so fast. I didn't divulge too much at the time because of his age, but I found it interesting these parents wanted more details and were blown away. It was even more fascinating when the teacher called me in to discuss. I told her more about our bedtime story— and she was the first to advise I should write a book. Fifteen years ago— I declined her kind gesture, but as time went by, several people convinced me to share this information. And that's only one little blip of the story.
Most kids of today don't realize 100-years-ago— school as we know it didn't exist. When Santa was a little boy, people would "usually" start work early in life. It's a fact— there was no public education system at the start the 20th century. My children couldn't envision working for a living at such a young age. Then it hit me— SANTA would be the one to describe HOW LUCKY children were to be in school. Prior to this story— my children viewed learning as a chore— until they heard horror stories from a hundred years ago. Similarly, they couldn't understand why Chris and Wally only had one pair of shoes, or why some kids who worked in a mine died before the age of ten. My wife found it interesting that very few families had an automobile, women didn't drive, and so many laws were different back then. There were tons of things we needed to discuss— and I found many of these topics were not being taught in school.
Before we go any further, it's a FACT that in 1776 Thomas Jefferson proposed the United States should educate every American— but this didn't happen for a variety of reasons. Almost a hundred years later, rules were passed in 1851 and 1852 in New York and Massachusetts for those states to form a public schools— but again that didn't happen (mostly due to the start of the Civil War in 1861). From my research there is no "FIRM DATE" when our educational system began, so I took some liberties in this part of the story. Very few people know Chris and Wally attended (PS1)— the first public school in New York's history. Sadly, all their childhood school records have been destroyed— everything except one document.
During the early portion of Santa's life, I was also informed that children didn't receive presents under the tree. This gift-giving technique is what he's famous for— hiding gifts on this special day of the year. When you realize the meaning of his mother's name (Natasha) this will help you understand why he chose Christmas to deliver presents. HINT— it has nothing to do with religion, but Chris and Wally both understand Jesus would appreciate gifts being delivered on his birthday in the name of peace.
With this adventure starting out at the turn of the 20th century, I became fascinated by how well Chris and Wally's lives fit into history. They provided me with legitimate documents and I researched the validity. Then the fun started. I gathered even more evidence from patients who grew up in Nazi Germany or others who were raised in different parts of the world. I asked older adults, professional athletes, musicians, or engineers what their careers were like. So many questions needed to be answered, especially if the Kringle's story was true.
My aunt worked for The Hershey Company in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I never knew Chris Kringle's first job was in Derry Church Township. Strangely, it's one of the clues which proves his existence. After I discovered Milton Hershey and young Chris Kringle were friends— it all made sense. Think about it. Mr. Hershey bought hundreds of acres of land, built a town, started a company, then completed his goal to create the greatest working environment for his employees. After this great man passed away in 1945— Santa befriends another person named Walt who does the same thing in Anaheim. It's important because this is precisely what Chris and Wally do at the North Pole. Everything the Kringle brothers learn has to come from somewhere. The pieces of the puzzle were starting to fit.
Combining real people and history blew my family away. My children gained knowledge without realizing they were learning. Those early years were entertaining, but as time went by, the questions were becoming tougher to answer. Luckily, Chris and Wally gave me all the answers.
My kids loved the 1970 stop motion television special, "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town." However, by 3rd grade, they wanted something newer and up-to-date (thank you, Harry Potter). The topics advanced because of rumors floating around school. After all the years of research, my kids were starting to question the validity of you-know-who.
By 2010, the foundation was set. My kids understood all the "Santa secrets," and I could now reveal more delicate details of how "Chris Kringle" truly existed. Not that I'm a master storyteller, but I learned the art of "cliff-hangers" to keep my children guessing. I gave my family the arsenal to discuss these topics with other adults. It was fun watching my pre-teen kids argue with relatives over factual historical evidence. Santa told me to remember the War of 1812— it's another clue with how it relates to Babe Ruth.
Our "Santa Story" really took off when all three kids were past 4th grade. They wanted more details about his life, his family, and of course— Mrs. Claus. As usual, we would start our bedtime event around December 20th of every year. My children asked questions while I showed pictures and revealed more evidence. I also rehearsed with my wife what I was going to say each night.
A few things I remember from these early years of telling this story— my family didn't know what a Ford Model T looks like. They couldn't imagine a car without a radio or a DVD player. They didn't understand why Wally got his hand slapped for writing left-handed.
One specific Christmas in 2012, my 60-year old father-in-law wanted to listen. He claimed we had something special and advised me to tape-record our bedtime event. (Sadly, we never did.) After years of building upon this tale— I never realized how much information was packed in here.
To be clear— this is an adventure about Chris and Wally. There is pain, sorrow, death, and of course— joy. The good guys always win, but the true moral of this story is about giving and treating others with respect. At the end of all this— you get to decide— are Chris and Wally real and are they still alive? That's part of the secret and ultimately answers why Santa lives at the North Pole. And wait until you hear about the bad guys— the evil Confraters and how they are embedded in history.
After multiple requests by relatives, parents, and even patients, I decided to write these books. There is only one reason I took on this project— so more children can grow up to become better adults. I believe this story can impact humanity, as one of my editors has already claimed, "If every child hears this story—racism will not exist anymore." I've always appreciated his comment, and it's true once you understand the Harvard part of Santa's life.
We can now spread this knowledge in a positive way. Chris Kringle is the perfect person to enlighten the youth, especially with all the negative information out there. Like any parent will tell you, "You're never done loving or teaching your kids." We can now use Chris and Wally's views to make the world a better place. These characters will change people's lives— and it doesn't end during Christmastime.
By the time my kids were teenagers, every piece of the Santa Claus mystery fit together perfectly— not like a black leather glove that doesn't hold up at trial. Per the last sentence, when telling a story, I like to hide secrets in plain sight then expose them when I'm ready. Young children don't grasp the "black glove" reference, but I enjoy dropping hints deep within the journey.
An example of how I like to tell stories would be "Hodor" from Game of Thrones. It took HBO four seasons to reveal Hodor's name— and it was a magical payoff. The same with Wally's name and how Chris becomes Santa. It's a trip when you discover the "true meaning" behind these two men as I've enjoyed spreading breadcrumbs for everyone to figure out. I believe there is power in discovering things on your own— while learning something new at the same time.
If you didn't see it on the first page of this website, Christopher Kringle is a descendant of St. Nick. However, he doesn't know it in the story, and it's something he and Wally must figure out on their own. One other adult mystery to decode— Chris Kringle doesn't officially become "Santa Claus" until after World War II. Remember that statement and all the clues. When you finally grasp how Chris becomes Santa— you'll be blown away as if you've known it all along.
Most adults believe the company Coca-Cola was involved in Santa wearing the red suit, but that's not why he wears this apparel. I would never make it that easy for anyone to guess, but would rather include those details for historical reference. If you know your history— the answer about the "red suit" has already been given. If you got it, good for you. If you didn't, don't worry— you'll be surprised when it's finally revealed. It's a big one, and I promise in the end it will all be worth your time. Also, since we're on topic— Chris and Wally never die. They may come close— closer than you'd like, but Santa isn't dying on my watch. He will always survive for future generations.
Another popular question over the years— how does Santa live so long? Here's the answer. Do you know why we put food into the refrigerator? Fruits and vegetables last 3-4x longer in a colder environment. Similar to this analogy— that's why he lives at the North Pole. Residing in a more polar location will allow the brothers to survive at least 300 years. Scientists have now predicted Chris and Wally will live until the year 2200, or maybe longer. Other clues may suggest they will never die at all.
All the questions about Christmas and Santa will finally be answered with logical terms. There's no politics or religion, just a fun atmosphere. Don't forget— North Pole reindeer can fly because they have hollow bones— just like birds. Secretive hints are always explained in groups of three— for younger kids, adolescents, and finally adults. I hope you gain knowledge on a multitude of levels as you'll eventually discover Chris Kringle is real. He's a part of all of us because we're all in this together. And wait until you hear Wally's side of the story. He's the most incredible big brother you've never heard of— because his greatest fear is public speaking. One VERY famous person was quoted as saying, "America wouldn't have won the Revolutionary War," without Wally's great ancestor.
On the back of the first children's picture book was a notation for www.chriskringle.com, where children can now email Santa their wish-list, or any question they desire. This was first released during Christmas 2020. Since that time, kids around the globe have emailed Santa questions— just like my kids did twenty years ago. Santa (or the elves) normally respond within 2-3 days, also cc'ing the parents as well. I'll post a few copies of the questions and the responses. They're hilarious, and if you or your child has any questions— feel free to ask.
There will be four easy-to-read bedtime picture books.
"How I Became Santa Clause," by Chris Kringle
"How I Became Santa's Big Brother," by Wally Kringle
"How I Became Mrs. Clause," by Norene Williams
"How I Became Santa's Favorite Elf," by Bano
One more thing— in all the books (and or movies), there will be no swear words or sexual conduct. For the children's picture books, think Dr. Seuss but with historical accuracy. There's also a front page for Santa or Wally to autograph when they come to your home or when you see them in person.
YOUNG ADULT (YA) BOOKS:
Right now, the young adult books are ten in number, each explains approximately a decade of Chris and Wally's life. The reading is easy for 5th grade and above and provides enough secrets to make it entertaining for adults. The subject matter builds upon the details of the volume before, typically age-appropriate for Chris and Wally's life. Everything has been written except book #9, which will be explained why— in due time.
The topics of the YA series will build off the children's picture books but with greater detail. However, in the older group, there will be kill scenes, bloody detective work, and violence for historical reference. History is history— tell it how it is. Several famous murders will be discussed and theorized. Everything from Jack the Ripper (London, 1888) to JFK (Dallas, 1963). With that said, my research tells me most people have forgotten about President Theodore Roosevelt getting shot while running for a third term (1912). Four years removed from office, Teddy gave a speech in Milwaukee and was hit in the chest at point-blank range. I never knew this information, but my kids will never forget after seeing how the Kringle brothers were involved.
As of March 2021, while the books are being edited, I've attempted to write movie scripts— which is an entirely different animal. I never thought it would be so difficult to cram this story into a 120-page script. To be blunt— I never planned on doing any of this. In fact, I never had a desire to write anything at all. However, like my wife said, "It's a great story, and you need to make it public."
Please remember Chris and Wally's primary objective. They want people to understand how humans are all the same, not argue about our differences, and treat each other with respect. Their goal is peace, hence why they give gifts to "good" children around the world. Hopefully, their mission statement will be well received by the people who need to hear it the most.
Lastly, any feedback is greatly appreciated. Let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or advice. If you see a typo, let me know. I don't take it personally as I have another full-time job. I'd love to hear from you (good or bad) as it can only make the story better.
Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy our bedtime adventure.
Yes. I would recommend using a parents email so they can be a part of the process and view the answer. All questions will be answered unless it's one of the major secrets that needs to be saved for the books/movies.
As times have changed, Santa does not use snail mail anymore. As of 2020, he would like children to email the Christmas wish lists or ask him questions electronically.
It normally takes around 2-3 days to get a response from Santa. Internet connectivity is slow at the North Pole, but they did just install new WiFi in the Village of Elf.
The kids picture books are rated "G". It includes all the "happy" and "fun" parts of Santa and Wally's life. From birth to now, it includes their families, real people, the Elves, and of course the reindeer. It's for everyone.
The (YA) young adult book series is more PG-13. It will have real life experiences, bad guys, death, kill scenes, along with action and adventure. Think Indiana Jones level of rating due to wartime events. No sex or bad words—just to be clear.
The author wishes to remain anonymous for reasons similar to Dr. Seuss. Kids don't want to hear a Santa story from anyone but Chris or Wally Kringle. That's why the author chose to use "Chris and Wally Kringle's" name on the kids picture book, and will only use the alias Dr. P on the young adult book series.
Currently we are in the process of using "Real Names" of "Real People." Our goal is to teach children history and pay respect to great humans who have improved mankind.
In the year 1999, right before Y2K. When the author's kids were little, it started out as a simple bedtime story during the holidays. As the children grew, so did the adventure. Twenty years later—the story is complete and ready to be shared. It's truly "unbelievable," and as many adults have said over the years— "How in the world (did the author) tie all this stuff together?"
Once you understand everything in full, it will all be pieced together—almost magically.
The author discovered his kids wanted to know "everything" about Santa. This story was used as a teaching platform to educate. Everything from being a good person, friend, and sibling. Multiple topics are covered— ethics, morals, history, science, art, literature, sports, cars, health, geography and real-life events.
At a young age, the author's children heard the term "E=MC2," or "The Roaring 1920s" or "The 1930s Great Depression" because of Santa.
Kids will have fun learning and not even know it!
Use the "WISH LIST" link on the top right of this website. It will take you to the bottom of the first page.
Eventually I will set up an automated system where children can enter their wish list and it will be emailed to the parents. Maybe "personalize" it as the years go by so parents don't have to pay for a "Letter From Santa" type of thing.
Remember— Santa is a hero and a teacher. Join his mailing list on the home page for news and press releases.