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Santa's Husband

People have mixed feelings about the gay, black Santa Claus in this children's book

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Updated December 17, 2018 03:40 PM EST

Editor's note: This story was originally published Dec. 22, 2017. We're bringing it back today because we're only a week away from Christmas Eve!

How much holiday spirit do you have?

WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Santa Claus has got a new look and a new lover in "Santa's Husband," a children's book featuring a gay, black Santa Claus and his white husband living in the North Pole.

The book is the brainchild of Daniel Kibblesmith, a staff writer at "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." He said the idea came to him when he and his wife decided they wanted their future child to "only know about Black Santa."

The book is supposed to be a reminder that "Santa Claus can come in all shapes and colors and sizes — just like the children and families he visits all over the world each Christmas Eve," the product description reads.

Since its debut in October, "Santa's Husband" has managed to climb the Amazon Best Sellers in Humor list.

The reaction to the book has been a mixed bag of naughty and nice comments online.

While some are praising the book for its "wholesome gay representation," others have raised their eyebrows at the media attention the book has received.

Twitter shade aside, "Santa's Husband" is currently rated 4 stars on Amazon.

Are you on the naughty list or the nice list this year?

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