DailyDirt: Spoiler Alert… Santa Claus Ain't Real

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We’ve mentioned before how Santa is not quite believable, even though there are various explanations trying to defend his existence. If you have young children, you might be debating when to reveal the truth behind Santa. Maybe it doesn’t really matter. Here are just a few links related to parenting kids, and maybe your kids will find out about Santa on their own someday.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Well

One year when I was probably 6 or 7, my aunt took me to Walmart and asked me to pick out a toy for my cousin. I picked out something random because I didn’t know my cousin well and didn’t know why I was being asked to pick something for him. The next day on Christmas, I received the toy I picked out for my cousin (who wasn’t even attending this family Christmas gathering), and I was told Santa brought it.

At first I thought it meant clearly that Santa wasn’t real, but then I correctly realized that I am Santa!

Anonymous Coward says:

What truly annoys me is that if you actually google the exact question “Is Santa real?” you’re treated with a bunch of sites dedicated to perpetuating the myth. If the kid is smart enough to actually seek out the answer by themselves, tell them the truth. Bonus points for Techdirt though since now when you google the question this article is one of the top results.

Anonymous Coward says:

I can’t remember when I stopped believing in Santa, though around 8-9 sounds about right. No ‘shocking revelation’, or conversation with my parents on the subject, just eventually reached a point where it was generally understood at school, and at home that Santa wasn’t real.

Any research into when kids stop getting wildly excited when you get them a mere 10 or 20 dollars as a Christmas gift? That’s what I’ve gotten my cousins’ kids for the past couple of years, and it’s been entertaining to see them get all excited over relatively small sums of cash.

lee (profile) says:

What is the matter with you people?

Of course he’s not real, but why would you spoil a child’s enjoyment of the happiest time of the year by telling them he’s not real before they work it out for themselves? What kind of a selfish ahole would do such a thing? Religious people, I suspect, keen to ensure that the only magical man in the sky anyone believes in is theirs. We can’t have children questioning god at the same time as time as discovering the other bearded man in the sky doesn’t exist, can we?

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