When did you stop believing in Santa?

Canada
January 31, 2009 6:47pm CST
I don't think I ever believed in him in the first place. My parents were immigrants from China so I wasn't as exposed to western culture. They never really told me much about Christmas or Santa, so I've always thought of him as this fat guy in a red suit that you see at every mall around Christmastime.
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• United States
1 Feb 09
I stopped believing around 5 or 6. I can't really remember much. I always really wanted him to be real in the back of my mind though so I always held out some type of hope for the big guy in the red suit. Eventually, I just broke down and asked them one time and they told me no. I kind of felt like he wasn't real after I caught my mom playing the Easter bunny one year.
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• Canada
1 Feb 09
xD I caught my mom playing the Tooth Fairy one time. I was awake when she was slipping quarters under my pillow. It's strange, but I believed in the Tooth Fairy, but not Santa.
• United States
1 Feb 09
it is not possible for a fat man traveling all over the world with his "magic sleigh" and his flying reindeers.
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• Canada
1 Feb 09
Have you ever read "The Physics of Santa Claus"?
@snowy22315 (37980)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I stopped believing in Santa when I was probably in 3rd or 4th grade. It was 4th grade for sure but I pretty much didnt believe by that time. I remember thinking when I was about seven or eight How could Santa be at such and such a store and then all the way across town at another store and that nihgt at a party. I figured he couldnt be everywhere.
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• Canada
1 Feb 09
Haha, that was a question that I asked one of my teachers. She got annoyed.
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
no! I won't belive in Santa and never believe it!
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• United States
1 Feb 09
I stopped believing in Santa when I was about 8 years old and i found my parents putting the christmas gifts under the tree. it was a real bummer because that is every little girls dream to have someone listen to a list of things that you want and get them for christmas. but, oh well everyone has to grow up sometime in their life. but if i had a chance i would never grow up.
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• United States
1 Feb 09
Hi! I stopped believing in Santa when I caught my mom putting in the gifts inside our Christmas socks right before midnight. Prior to that, she made us believe that Santa was actually putting in our gifts either inside the socks or under the Christmas tree. Well, we were young then, so we believed in Santa Claus. Now, we know that he is just a figure representing Christmas and gift-giving. Happy myLotting!
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• United States
1 Feb 09
I am not sure I want to say about 8 years old was about the time I believe. To me now as an adult I feel being with family is more imporant than any gifts. I think I figured out all of it when I found where my parnets were hiding gifts. You know where they would hide them? In the car, lol. Anyway this is a cool discussion, I hope you get more responses as well. happy mylotting
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I stopped believing in Santa when I was about 5 or 6 and I saw my parents putting presents into the closet. I then made my way over to the closet to take a look. There I found all the toys that I wanted. So when the same toys ended up under the Christmas tree that's when I knew.
@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
1 Feb 09
My parents told us right away there was no santa. Not really a good idea to tell kids there's a santa, that's going to give you whatever you write on your list to him, when you're poor. The good bad thing doesn't work, when you see the snobby brats in your neighborhood getting whatever they want.
• Canada
1 Feb 09
Wow, that's harsh. Your parents must've had a handful to deal with. I realized there was no correlation between being good and receiving gifts when I saw the obnoxious spoiled kids getting shiny new firetrucks and catchers' mitts, further cementing my non-belief in Santa.
@agrim94 (3811)
• India
1 Feb 09
Saffrondreams, I was brought up in rural India where we have never heard of any Santa and since there are no Christians so Christmas is not a big thing here and we liked Christmas because we had a holiday in school even though the school had no Christian and by the time i heard of Santa i was too old to believe in him.