Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Philippines
December 11, 2010 4:59am CST
When I was just a kid I used to believed in Santa Claus, his reindeer, his sleigh, and his bag of goodies. I always wish to go to his place and choose any toy I want. Every morning of December 25 I look forward to opening my Christmas sock. Inside were little toys, candies and my favorite chocolates and I would really feel so happy. This has been my routine every year until, I woke up in the middle of the night and heard familiar voices so I walk out of the room to find out. There in the living room, I saw my my mama and papa wrapping gifts and putting candies and chocolates in my socks I hanged on the wall. That was the time I learned that Santa is not real. But until now I still smile to see replicas of Santa Claus. For me, Christmas is not Christmas without him.
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@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
When I was a kid I used to believe that all the toys I get are from Santa Claus because that was my parents were telling me. But now that I am old I know already where all those gifts I got came from. They were all from my parents. Now I have already known that Santa Claus is but a myth although his character is based on the story of a generous man named Nicholas. As for me Christmas has to be celebrated because of the real reason for the season and not because of anything or anyone else. While it is true that there is nothing wrong with including Santa Claus in the festivities of the Christmas season because anyway he is one symbol of generosity, it is however wrong to consider Santa Claus as the center of Christmas. Only Jesus is the reason for the season. Christmas will never be Christmas after all without the Christ. Jesus is the best gift given to us by God the Father on the first Christmas morn so without Jesus Christ what is the point of celebrating Christmas and what is the point of calling it Christmas?
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
I never believed in Santa Claus probably becuase no adult really had the time to explain to me who he was, what he does and why he wears a red suit and give gifts. But over the years, I learn a little about him even though my disillusionment regarding him and the lore around him is already ingrained in my mind. Even though I never grew up believing in him, I liked what he represents the most - giving gifts and giving good cheer during the Christmas season. I just hope that religion don't treat him as a scapegoat for greedy marketers.
@dodo19 (28125)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Dec 10
I used to believe in Santa Claus when i was a kid. However, I don't believe in Santa anymore. It's a nice memory.
• Philippines
11 Dec 10
I believed in him when i was a kid. It was nice knowing someone would go down your chimney one christmas eve and leave gifts for you. I also believed in the tooth fairy. I get it why parents preserve these fantasies. It just gives kids the spirit of christmas and magic and what not.
11 Dec 10
Santa is a lovely memory. something you still remember form your childhood. I found out he wasnt real when i found a draw of santa letter in a drawer.