Matthew 1:21 says that Jesus was born to save His people from their sins. The only way He could do it was to die on the cross as the perfect sacrifice. He would be beaten to the point of becoming a bloody pulp. He was stripped off everything and was in the worst shape possible so imputed righteousness and power against sin can be given to whoever believes. It's very easy to remember Christ's birth during the Christmas but not His death. The ugly truth about the reason why Christ was born is that God is good and you aren't.
Some children are lied to by their parents that if they're good Santa Claus (who doesn't exist) would give them presents. The jingle goes, "He's making a list and checking it twice/He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice." The problem is nobody is ever qualified to be in God's nice list because we've all sinned. James 2:10-11 says that you just break one of God's rules you're already damned to Hell. Romans 3:10-19 shows that everyone is unrighteous and guilty before God. No matter how children who are deceitfully lied to by their parents that Santa Claus supposedly left them the gifts think they're good enough for Heaven, the Bible says the exact opposite. Santa Claus theology doesn't fit with Christianity and never will be. Christmas should be the time to think that Jesus' birth was that so He can inevitably die for the sins of mankind to pay for the full penalty of sin.
Besides, the idea that the non-existent Santa Claus only gave presents to those who have done their best then it's not a present to begin with. A gift is something you don't work for and it's not even deserved. Ephesians 2:8-9 describes that salvation is a gift from God and not of works so no man could boast about it. Nobody can say they're good enough for Heaven because everyone's in God's naughty list. That's why Jesus was born. By becoming human He could keep the whole Law and provide the payment for sin that would appease the Father's wrath. As Isaiah 53:10 says that the LORD was pleased to bruise His Son who lovingly cooperated with His Father's plan. This is the turning point to why Jesus had to be born of a virgin and why He had to grow up like everyone. It's all part of the plan that leads from His birth to His death and to His resurrection.
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