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The Truth About Santa

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Spoiler alert: If you’re a Santa believer, you might want to stop reading right now.

Every year around this time, parents of young children ponder the best approach to the Santa questions: how does he deliver so many presents in just one night? How come we see him at the mall? How does he deliver presents to houses without chimneys? And the big one: is Santa/St. Nick/Father Christmas really real?

This show originally aired in 2011 but, with the exception of the discussion around Santa’s ethnicity, the issues really have not changed. So we’re sharing it with you again!

We won’t be taking phone calls, but we’d love to get the conversation going online. So, let us know: what do you tell your kids about Santa? How do those conversations reflect your personal values?

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