When it is Christmas Eve do you leave santa a gift from the children?

@jugsjugs (13045)
November 23, 2009 5:34pm CST
I tend to leave santa a mince pie as well as a can of lager.I tend to put the lager in the fridge as well as the mince pie back as santa never eats or drinks what he is left out.What about you what do you leave santa out.
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
23 Nov 09
HI JUGS When the kids was little we would leave him milk and some cookies. When my grandson lived with me we would leave chips and mountain dew for santa. He use to say that Santa always got milk at other kids house and so he thought he would like a change for our house..lol Thanks for asking and have a good evening. Keep smiling.
@jugsjugs (13045)
23 Nov 09
I think this year i will be leaving santa a vodka and coke as mrs santa will not leave that and maybe a bar of chocolate as well as i know she will like that as well lol.
• United States
23 Nov 09
There you go. That like the plan for sure. Im sure by that time night comes around she will be more than ready for the chocolate and santa will need to that vodka and coke to carry on...lol..you know with ms claus..lol
• United States
25 Nov 09
Thanks jugs for the BR. I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving dinner and have fun with the family. You deserve to have a wonderful day. Once again thanks and as always keep smiling.
@littleowl (7157)
25 Nov 09
When my children were young I always left a mince pie and a glass of milk out for Santa, then when the children has gone to bed I used to eat them! Both my children always believed that Santa had eaten them..that carried on until they learnt that their wasn't a Santa....LoLo
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 09
[b]Here's Maggiepie, wishing she were Santa...I LOVE mince pie! And whatever do you mean there's no Santa? Maggiepie "GLOBALLY ACCEPTABLE 'TRUTH'" IS UNAMERICAN![/b]
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
24 Nov 09
I always used to do this when my daughter was younger. It was so funny. I would leave out a cool drink, and either biscuits or fruit. She was very taken with the idea that Santa needed a snack on his journeys. I also left out food for the Easter Bunny, fruit I think it was. One day my daughter told me that she really had heard the Easter Bunnys footsteps that night.. When I had my step daughter and she was very young, not only did we leave out food for Santa, but my older daughter would go out the front and marl a trail of Santas footsteps.
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Awwww.. That's cute.
• United States
25 Nov 09
We celebrate Christmas eve by opening one present and making sure to leave out some cookies for Santa. The kids love it. My 15 year old doesn't believe in him no more yet she loves keeping the traditions alive for the future.
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• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Eversince we were young we all know that Santa is just our parents. I don't leave anything for Santa during Christmas because Santa is just my parents. Now that I have a regular job I became the Santa and this Christmas I am not expecting anything from my parents to be given to me since I am the one who have money. Actually every Christmas I don't receive anything, for me having my family hanging there is the most precious gifts.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
24 Nov 09
We do the typical cookies and milk for Santa along with some carrots and celery for the reindeer. Our little boy is actually getting old enough now where he will be able to write his own note telling Santa thank-you and to enjoy his snack before he has to move on. This is one of my favorite traditions, especially since things are usually so hectic that night, I need a little snack (oh, I mean, Santa needs a little snack).
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• United States
24 Nov 09
Hello jugsjugs The only "gift" that we leave for Santa is a glass of milk and a few cookies. We change it up each year and will make either brownies, fudge or some type of cookie for christmas. I like to do a lot of baking for Christmas so out of the different baked goods that i make I let the kids each pick a cookie to give santa and then we mix it up and will either have it to where Santa eats it all or he will leave some behind, it really depends on how many other goodies "santa" snacked on for the night LOL
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• United States
24 Nov 09
When I was little I used to leave milk and cookies for santa and carrots for the reindeer. I remember every year the first thing my brother, my sister and I would always check to see if santa ate his cookies and drank his milk and that the reindeers would eat the carrots. Then after we checked we would run into the living room and see what was left under the tree and in our stockings.
• Australia
23 Nov 09
growing up, I think I used to leave milk & cookies out for Santa some years...we don't do this at the moment as my daughter is only 2.5 years old but when she gets older, we might start leaving something our for Santa but not sure what.
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
23 Nov 09
When the kids were young we would make cookies and leave them out for Santa.
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@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
3 Dec 09
haha I actually leave him a bill and a broom and dust pan for him to clean up after himself lol
• United States
2 Dec 09
We leave out cookies for Santa. That is what I left out for him as a little girl myself. We continute the tradition. Have a wonderful Christmas. Happy Mylotting
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 09
[b]Oh. Okay, I think I get it now, & my answer is nothing. I wasn't reared in that tradition at all. My Mother felt it would make me less trusting when I discovered the truth (she had been told he was real). Knowing me, I think she was right, but it did mean I became a really literal sort of person. Took me half my life to learn to really fantasize, & later, to utilize it in my writing! And it took me 'til a few short years ago to make peace with the SC tradition. Maggiepie "GLOBALLY ACCEPTABLE 'TRUTH'" IS UNAMERICAN![/b]
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 09
[b]What? I'm sorry, I'm confused. Do you leave it out, or stick it in the fridge? And if it's supposed to be from your children, why not let them leave out a treat? And wouldn't it be a better example for them to leave out cocoa or milk, or even orange juice, rather than booze? I know, different traditions for different folks, but I'm sincerely unclear on what you're trying to find out! Maggiepie "GLOBALLY ACCEPTABLE 'TRUTH'" IS UNAMERICAN![/b]
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
26 Nov 09
First off, I have to say that I got a good laugh out of leaving Santa a can of lager. What I don't understand is why Santa doesn't drink it with the night that he has on Christmas Eve. Yes, our children do leave out cookies and milk for Santa as well as a carrot for Rudolph. My husband and I drink the milk and eat the cookies and we try to make it look like Rudolph has eaten off of the carrot. It all just adds to the illusion of it.
@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
26 Nov 09
as kids, we always used to leave out a glass of milk, some biscuits and a carrot for the reindeer. when we woould get up in the morning, the milk had been drank, the bisciuts eaten and the carrot nibbled a lot. it was all very exciting as a kid.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
25 Nov 09
When my kids were little, they left Christmas cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. They were always gone come morning ;) Karen
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Of course we leave something for Santa and I get to pick the treat because after all, it is my midnight snack.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Nov 09
We usually leave milk and cookies out for Santa and carrot and oats for the reindeers! Last year my daughter’s first grade teacher made large footprints with flour on the classroom floor and made out Santa had been and left goodies for all the children; it was such a lovely thing to do; the kids were so excited and would not let anyone walk over the footprints, they were in awe of the fact that Father Christmas had actually been!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
24 Nov 09
We have no children at our house anymore so we save Santa time and let him just go on to those homes where children live. I try to go outside for a 10 to 15 min. walk before I go to bed, I use that time to thank Mother earth and to remember what Christmas means.