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Old 10-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #36
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Re: santa or not to santa?

We don't do Santa because I don't want to lie to my kids. I don't judge families that do Santa though either.

Instead we tell our kids that Santa is pretend, but it's a fun game that people like to play. We explain that people like to get each other surprises and pretend that it's Santa doing it. I feel that this way they won't spoil it for other kids. We also "play the game." Each family member has a Santa Sock (these long red and white striped socks) instead of a stocking and a few days before Christmas we split into teams to shop for the other family member's sock stuff. Also, our rule is that whatever you get someone must fit in their Santa Sock. It's fun for the kids and I don't think that they'll feel like they're missing out on anything.
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