Arts & Entertainment

Santa is gay and in an interracial relationship in new picture book

By Mariah Cooper

March 30, 2017

Here’s a higher res of @alperryman‘s original concept art. Really excited to be working with her and everyone at @harperdesignbks. — Daniel “Kibblesmith” (@kibblesmith) March 28, 2017

Santa Claus will be gay and black in a new children’s book being released this fall.

Harper Design is publishing “Santa”s Husband” by Daniel Kibblesmith, a story about Santa Claus and his same-sex partner who fills in for him at malls, Time reports. The book is written in a similar parody to “Go the F**k to Sleep.” Kibbelsmith is also a staff writer for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and co-author of “How to Win at Everything.”

Back in December, Kibbelsmith tweeted that he and his wife, author Jennifer Ashley Wright, will raise their future child to believe in a gay, black Santa Claus. The parody was written soon after.

Me & @JenAshleyWright have decided our future child will only know about Black Santa. If they see a white one we’ll say “That’s his husband” — Daniel “Kibblesmith” (@kibblesmith) December 3, 2016

“Santa’s Husband” will be released on Oct. 10.