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Should we be telling kids the truth about Santa?

Posted on AllSides December 27th, 2021
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Another Christmas season means another year of parents wrestling with the conundrum of what to tell their children about Santa Claus.

While in some respects he is similar to other fantastical creatures like fairies or mermaids, Santa is distinct because adults go to great lengths to convince children that there is a literal being that lives in the North Pole and travels the world in a magical sleigh every year. This isn't just a choice for individual families, it’s a society-wide campaign. The U.S. Postal Service collects letters to Santa. America’s aerospace defense...

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