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Old 10-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #12
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Re: santa or not to santa?

Originally Posted by CaliRoll View Post
Sometimes seeing things through their eyes, and just letting go and enjoying things with them, makes all the difference.

I'm firmly in the pro-Santa camp. My car is getting reindeer antlers this year.
Originally Posted by Geckmumto3 View Post
This is my kids, too. They know the Santa at the mall is someone play-acting, pretending to be Santa, spreading more Christmas love. Just as the baby in the manger in the Sunday School play is not really Jesus.

Obviously I am on Team Santa, but regardless of Santa or no Santa, I love this post.

You'd be surprised. There are people who feel very hurt by the deception of Santa. BIL is one of them.

I was just chatting with my DH about this. He teaches grade six and often encounters kids who still believe, or who still want to believe. He just had a conversation with a girl yesterday about Santa, coming from a conversation about the tooth fairy not being real. She said, "Mr. M, the tooth fairy, isn't real. Kind of like Santa.... right?" and looked doubtfully at him. He told her he does believe and when she asked why, he said because it is more fun to believe for him. She liked that (disclaimer: he did email with the parents about this conversation ).
Thank you both I love that they are already talking about it and I'm already planning!

I do want to say though that personally I understand the other side having been there and don't have any ill feelings towards that. I do get it! And I do believe it can be as magical as you make it no matter what you do!

The only thing I don't always 'get' is the over emphasis on the religious part since really it wasn't/isn't a true Christian holiday. *Personally* I don't think Christ is on his throne saying ZOMG, look at those people taking Christ out of Christmas. I don't think he thinks anything about it. But that's just me!

ETA: Though we do put out nativity sets and do a Jesus birthday cake.
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