The answer to that question might be Mrs. Claus or the elves.
But really the actual question I am getting at is who is celebrating with the Santa story as part of their holiday festivities?
Every year a battle is waged in two camps of the skeptical and the atheist communities. One camp says that it teaches a terrible message to the children that parents are big bad liars if they perpetuate the Santa myth. The other camp says that letting children figure out the holiday lie teaches a wonderful lesson in skepticism an critical thinking. Plus, it’s fun and less alienating from the community to simply play along.
Won’t someone PLEEEEEEAAAASE think of the CHILDREN!
Also, this. Just because it’s awesome and it’s now part of my holiday tradition.
So tell me readers, who is playing along with the Santa myth this year and who isn’t. And why is that?
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