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Post  KODY 105 on Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:42 pm

Do you think we as Christians should talk about Santa Claus with our younger siblings? Some people think it is not a problem, but some think it is.
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Re: Santa Claus

Post  Hannah on Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:45 pm

Let me insert a little thing that I wrote about our family and Santa.



A while ago my little sister told her friend that Santa was dead.

He didnít believe her.

You see, in our family, we donít learn about Santa, we learn about Saint Nicholas - and St. Nicholas is dead. We use a special advent calendar that has you focus on something different each day. ďSĒ day is St. Nicholas day. Every year we hear the same story, about how a kind old Cardinal (not the bird, but the catholic position) who had a huge heart for the needy, tossed gold coins into the house of some dowrey-needing daughters. Supposedly the coins each plopped right into their stockings, which were hung by the fire with care, of course. We also learn about then different traditions in other countries, and how nowadays people call him Santa and count on him for their gifts - the poor guy, he just wanted to help some girls out, he didnít mean to become famous.

So, in my darling sisterís opinioní, Santa is St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas is dead, therefore Santa is dead (or at least not real). The rule was already put in place, stating that they are not allowed to tell their friends that Santa does not exist. I had a tough situation when I was 5. My friend and I got into a fight because I was trying to explain to her how it was impossible for Santa to have delivered her bike, and that it was her parents. My mom and I had a talk after that. Well, the little girls arenít allowed to tell their friends about the non-existance of the jolly oldÖ elf? But no one ever said anything about keeping his passing a seceret.

We now have a new family rule.
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Re: Santa Claus

Post  Robyn Jacobs on Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:10 am

We decided to not tell our daughter about Santa Clause at all. She has seen him on pictures, but we don't discuss that he is coming and bringing presents or anything. I don't necessarily think it is evil to pretend that he is around and leave him cookies. My husband and I just thought that we would rather focus our Christmas celebrations just on the birth of Jesus! She is almost 3, so I am sure the time will come when we need to talk about being tactful with other kids around her in blurting out that Santa doesn't exist. Very Happy
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