Every Christmas season the debate starts again over whether to tell your kids about Santa Claus. On one side, the parents who want to preserve the magic of the holiday; on the other, people who smugly claim they’ll never lie to their children or who object for religious reasons and want to put the Christ back in Christmas. (And of course, the people who don’t celebrate Christmas and are probably rolling their eyes over how heated some people can get over such a seemingly trivial issue.)
So what do you do? Do you believe in Santa Claus? Did your family have any special traditions about him? Were you totally crushed to learn he wasn’t real, or were you the kid ruining it for everyone else? If you have kids, what do you tell them? I’m totally going all out with Santa stuff for my 2-year-old, but given that my husband was the Jewish kid who made little girls cry when he crushed their illusions, we’ll see if I can get him to go along with it!