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Date: 11/22/12 10:10 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    November 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    Link: Bah Humbug! - There`s a new villain in town and he apparently hates Christmas! Story in Credits link.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    November 22, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    Hahahaha! Well, kids shouldn`t be lied to anyone, not a good example! LOL

    That is kinda jacked up though!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    November 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    HAHAHA!!! Sounds like something I`d do!

    Seriously though, if you`re going to lie to your kids, don`t forget to tell them about
    Krampus!

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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 5:09 am
    You don`t really understand until you have children. There are so many elements to Santa that to not do it for your child, especially here in America, really isn`t fair and it incredibly hard to pull off. He is a total ass to do that to those kids. But I`m sure the parents were able to mend the situation seamlessly.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 6:19 am
    I`d be pissed if someone told my kids like that...fair enough if it`s another kid who is telling them that they don`t believe in it, but if it`s an adult who is just being nasty for the sake of it then yeah, I`d be furious. Kids don`t stay that innocent for long and I want mine kids to stay kids their they`re ready themselves.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 6:20 am
    I think this year is the last I`ll get away with pretending to be santa for my children. Every year when they`ve gone to bed on christmas eve I get some fake snow, cut out templates of boot prints and then lead snowy footprints from the chimney to their presents under the tree. After that I have to go out in the garden and do the same thing for reindeer prints outside the house, and some sparkly glitter for their `magic flying dust`..... then sweep up the reindeer food the kids have sprinkled on the ground before they went to bed. Then I have to take a bite of the carrot they`ve left for Rudolf.... but then I get the huge glass (no you two, santa likes more than that...pour it up to the top) of whiskey they`ve left for father christmas.

    I say i `have to`...but I love making it feel magical for them like it was when i was their age.

    There were mutterings about `fake snow` last year so like I say, this year is probably the last time I get to do it.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 6:30 am
    Why were they having a Christmas parade on 17th November?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 6:47 am
    @paddy: It was a Santa parade, perhaps a parade to signal that Santa is at the mall now maybe?

    My parents never pretended Santa was real, and I`m happy they didn`t.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 7:20 am
    @Listypoos, that was all adorable until the part about the whiskey. Then it was awesome. Kudos to you, sir. You deserve a "#1 Dad" coffee mug.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 8:26 am
    Whiskey for Santa? I thought the tradition (such as it was) was to leave a Coke and cookies?
    We had at least one Christmas I remember when Dad did the whole thing. No snow in Vancouver, so there were newspapers on the new house`s carpet leading from chimney to tree (suitably soot-printed in the morning), some home baked cookies and yes, a Coke, that were only crumbs and a little heel of liquid when we got up. I was five or six and didn`t really buy it, though my little brother was amazed... 8-)
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    k8lin Female 18-29
    302 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 8:32 am
    @paddy - In Ontario the parade is usually held in November. I don`t know for sure, but I assume it`s for temperature reasons, in hopes that it will be warmer in November than it will be in December.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31759 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 8:58 am
    Why were they having a Christmas parade on 17th November?
    @paddy215: Because in Canada, most of the counrty is FREAKING COLD by December. Asking little ones to stand in wind and cold = BAD idea!

    We do it early to avoid getting frostbite for x-mas!

    Figuring out Santa is part of childhood. Parents who don`t "let kids be kids" are doing far more harm than good. @Listypoos is doing it right!

    @WhoDat: Krampus! lolz! I get in trouble for explaining to my Daycare Kids about "getting a lump of coal"! They laugh their little heads off, but the staff are all aghast...
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 8:58 am
    "Whiskey for Santa? I thought the tradition (such as it was) was to leave a Coke and cookies? "


    since i was a kid it`s always been some sort of alcholic drink in my family and those of other families I know. Brandy, Sherry, or Whiskey usually. Actually I do know one family where it was milk, but it was a tee total couple so I guess that`s why.

    I guess it depends on what daddy drinks as to which one is used.... my dad always got us to put brandy out for instance.

    Is it regional? Do most canadians leave coke for him?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Parents who don`t "let kids be kids" are doing far more harm than good.
    I have to take issue with this. I don`t see how lying to your children is less harmful than not lying to them.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 9:18 am
    And then kids reach that age when they realize, "My parents have been LYING to me about Santa and the Easter Bunny all this time? What ELSE have they been lying about? Can I believe anything they`ve said? WAAAHHH!!"

    No wonder lying comes so easily in our society,eh?
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 10:10 am
    I wasn`t taught there was a Santa as a kid. I didn`t grow up jaded or unimaginative. My mom told me that Christmas was about Jesus and St. Nick was a tale and not to tell the other kids.
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    munchy123 Female 18-29
    9 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 10:39 am
    I guess if kids are too dumb to question things and lack the curiosity to find out the truth about santa by themselves then it will be a shock to find out their parents have lied about him. I figured it out by the time I was 6 but I kept going along with it because it was fun. Are there really people out there who are traumatized by santa claus?
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    wildancrazy Male 40-49
    138 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
    If my family had left `Coke` out for Santa, i bet we would have got the most F-ed up toys that had to be assembled..Bikes missing wheels, books with wheels was already a problem..
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    Santa Claus is christianity with training wheels. An omniscient magical being who will give you presents if you are more nice than naughty. By the time you figure out it`s a lie, you`re already invested in the next lie.
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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    377 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm
    I decided to tell my kids that Santa Claus is real (for a time) in an effort to preserve a sense of magic in their lives, which I am happy to promote in other areas as long as it`s mainly frivolous.

    I`ve met the kids who never believed in Santa, and they`re little cynical non-nice individuals, mini versions of the people who spawned them and cared more for being accurate than for having fun.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm
    I don`t think anyone in my family has ever been foolish enough to believe "Santa" is real. And we`re not cynical non-nice individuals.

    It might`ve helped that my aunt Alice would dress up like Santa and she`s nowhere near looking like a fat-white-bearded magical being, and we could all recognize her under the costume.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    November 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm
    "I`ve met the kids who never believed in Santa, and they`re little cynical non-nice individuals, mini versions of the people who spawned them and cared more for being accurate than for having fun."

    Maybe a better tradition to create non-cynical, nice individuals is to do charitable works with your kids during the holidays rather than to promote a mythical man who gives your kids gifts. Teach them to GIVE rather than to receive all the time. Too many kids are spoiled nowadays and have no sense of empathy for others who are less fortunate. That`s the best gift you could give them.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2275 posts
    November 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    "If my family had left `Coke` out for Santa, i bet we would have got the most F-ed up toys that had to be assembled..Bikes missing wheels, books with wheels was already a problem.."


    That`s what I call a "White Christmas"! But, you`re wrong. He`d probably give you three Christmas`s worth of gifts because he`d fly around the earth three times.

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