I have a 5yo, 3yo, 2yo, 1yo, and 4mo. We've done Santa from the begining... but NO LONGER!

After MUCH discussion between my husband and I about making sure they know the REAL meaning of Christmas and how to do that. The last straw about it was Asking the older kids what Christmas is about and them responding: Santa, Presents, and Jesus (in that order).

So, I sat them down today and had "THE TALK". I read them a story about who St Nicholas was and then explained it to them. I made sure they knew to not tell other kids.

They took it SO well. No problems, lots of questions, but not even sad.

I'm SO releaved. My kids now will not have the distraction of Santa on Christmas. We can MAKE SURE it's ALWAYS about Jesus and GIVING! I'm So happy about our decision.

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EMMYB...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Good for you! It's kinda hard at first and you will get a lot of negative reactions from people, but I think it's great!

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estop
Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM

That is great I did the same thing. 

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Veron...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:31 PM

That is a great decision....Santa had been mentioned in public school (she is now being homeschooled), but since we are a Roman Catholic  family...and not to confuse our Down Syndrome daughter...we have always remained with the religious aspect :  that Jesus is the Reason for the Season....That is something she has always understood...not just at Christmas...but everyday....

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Momma...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 1:23 PM

We do the same thing. We talk about giving and that what was the origins of this holiday. Had to explain to him that presents were given to the needy. And that we have all we need. We exchange gifts of stuff that we can really use instead of toys and pretties. 

People who throw fits over their presents really annoy me. Especially grown adults. I will actually look at them with disgust and pity.

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jumpi...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Good for you. I myself wont celebrate Christmas at all anymore. I've done alot of research on it and came to find out that Christmas itself is a Pagen holiday. Let me explain... It did start out with good intention, It was started by Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus (though nobody truely knows the exact date of his birth) The reason it is at the end of the year is because when the Pagens were celebrating their Gods and such (I forget how long ago this was, but about a couple hundred years ago) the christians needed a way to blend in, so that they would not be persecuted for celebrating the true God. And on top of that, to blend in further, they added other Gods in the mix, such as Santa, Frosty, etc. But the bible says not to bring false Gods into Christianity, doing so would make it Pagen. It has to be purely God, the true God, and nothing else. So therefore Christmas is more Pagen than anything.

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squish
Nov. 27, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Good for you!! We have made that decision from the beginning. :)

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Beths...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Good for you!! We dropped the Santa bomb 2 years ago and it went much better than we ever expected!!!  Now you just have to be prepared for all the people screaming at you for depriving your children of having an imagination!! Whatever, my kids have the most imagination I've ever seen WITHOUT Santa!!

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Tina1007
Nov. 27, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Good for you! We are not doing Santa either...we wont forbid Santa, or santa movies, songs...but my kids will know its just pretend!

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cbk_mom3
Nov. 27, 2010 at 5:55 PM

That is so awesome! Christmas has become so commercialized, and is all about spending money,and who can get the most stuff. Your children will no doubt grow into fine adults, with parents who are teaching them the true meaning of Christmas from the beginning. May God greatly bless and keep you all!

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EGreg...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Good!!!!!  I wish my family would back us up on this!!!

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