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Posted: March 30, 2017

New picture book will show black Santa with white husband

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By Brianna Chambers, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Most depictions of Santa Claus show a hefty white man with a white beard in a red suit with a hat to match. 

But one man is advocating for black Santa in a unique way. 

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Daniel Kibblesmith, a staff writer for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” first tweeted his idea about black Santa in December, when he said he had decided he would only tell his future children about black Santa.

“If they see a white one, we’ll say, ‘That’s his husband,’” Kibblesmith wrote. 

Nearly four months later, Kibblesmith posted an update with developments of a book idea. 

The book, titled “Santa’s Husband,” is described as a “parody children’s book ... which tells the true story of black Santa and his white husband ... and their life in the North Pole,” according to a release. 

The book chronicles the men and explains that white Santa is often the face of the couple, as he’s seen out more frequently, while his husband fulfills other duties.

Cover art shows the interracial couple looking lovingly into each others’ eyes.  

Harper Design will publish the book in October. 

Kibblesmith has also authored “How to Win at Everything: Even Things You Can’t or Shouldn’t Try to Win At.”


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