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Monday, December 24, 2018

The ridiculous Santa Claus myth should be replaced by the amazing true story of St. Nicholas

It's that time of year when the world falls in love, and every parent takes their child to the local mall to see Santa Claus, the most ridiculous myth ever inflicted on a child's psyche. Instead of telling your child a lie about Santa for the first ten years of their life, which you will ultimately and quite suddenly have to renege, why not tell your child the real story of Saint Nicholas, which is far more powerful and actually the truth?

I know what you're thinking: I'm a monster. I actually told all of my children from a very young age Santa was not real and their friends and family purchase gifts for them for Christmas. The world did not end.

Not only that, but their father and I told them the myth of Santa Claus was based on a real person who is far more inspiring than a fat guy in a red suit.



Anonymous said...

We did not lie to our children either, explaining the pretend Santa Claus vs. the real St. Nicholas. We played along with the Santa game, not wanting to spoil the fun for those wanting to continue the tradition, but our family spent more time doing things together like decorating, baking, and attending Christmas programs and services for a more meaningful holiday experience. Gifts were exchanged but mostly given. Much more contentment and joy for everyone. Merry Christmas to all of you!

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of countries to move to that don't advocate Santa Clause.