how old is too old for X'mas sock?
December 6, 2012 4:58am CST
I am asking this because my ten-year-old asked to have a X'mas sock yesterday, so I told her X'mas sock is only good for babies but she insisted in having one, so I bought her a big red sock. She'd been having a sock every X'mas so now she still wants one. But you know the problem with having a sock is, you have to be ready with something which you have to put inside the sock every night the moment she sleeps until it is X'mas. Sometimes I forget to secretly buy something for her sock and so I end up sneaking in a few pesos at night. She would wake up very early just to check what Santa had placed in her sock. I mean, she's now ten years old and she still believes this. How about you? Did you also have this practice with your kids or when you were a kid yourself? When do you think is the right time to stop this practice?
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6 Dec 12
Our parents didn't introduce this to us. They've saved money. LOL. My husband and I also didn't do this with our son. Actually, I've been thinking about this. I want to give him some little gifts starting on December 14th to 25th. But I don't know if I'll pursue it. I need to buy some little stuffs for him. I want this Christmas to be special. He's already 8 years old. Your daughter wants to enjoy Christmas so she's still asking for one. Let her have it for the last time.
• United States
6 Dec 12
If she still enjoys it, what harm is there in it? Even if she did not still believe in Santa Claus, there would be no reason not to continue this tradition a few more years. In the US, the Christmas stocking is just a Christmas morning thing. However, in some families, people do advent calendars. I think that's more of a Catholic thing, but I guess there are some Protestants who do that as well. My boyfriend is Jewish, and I'm converting, so the entire Christmas stocking issue is sort of a non-issue here. If we did have kids, we would be planning out eight gifts for the nights of Hanukkah. Since I am very against them ever seeing Hanukkah as being the "Jewish Christmas," I would make a point of giving gifts that remind them of their Jewish identity.
• United Kingdom
7 Dec 12
Hello my friend, it is interesting that you call it an X'mas sock, here in the UK we refer to them as stockings! I don't think anyone is too old for an X'mas sock or stocking! I have known even some adults have them, yes, it's true! I had a stocking up till I was about 10, we also used to give our animals stockings too, filled with delicious doggie or cattie treats.