How old were you when you learned Santa wasn't real?

Santa' not with us anymore - Santa R.I.P.
United States
November 6, 2006 2:04pm CST
I think I was around 7 and my friends told me. How old were you and who told you? How did you feel about finding out Santa wasn't real?
15 responses
• United States
6 Nov 06
I believe I was about either five or six when I asked my dad to level with me at the kitchen table. I had already become quite skeptical of the white bearded fat mat and our apparent lack of a chimney, so I made my no-holds-barred inquiry as the veracity of Saint Nick. He gave me the bottomline and confirmed my suspicions of the Christmas Big Lie.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Wow, you were a tough one to lie to. Ha! I can't imagine my 5 or 6 year telling to give him/her the truth. I think I would have been shocked. You must have been a very smart child!
• United States
6 Nov 06
It might not have been intellect per se that often inspired me to be inquisitive but rather a deep inherent pessimism about the world around me.
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
When I was 10 years old. I caught my mom putting toys on my stockings! hahaha.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Did you say anything?
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Your mean for telling me Santa is not real, I still thought he was.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Anything can be real, you just have to believe. Right?
• Pakistan
6 Nov 06
im a muslim n i dont blev in him ba still blev me ur question iz a v v nice1. probably the best 1 in mylot. thanx 4 a great question.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Thank you :)
• Netherlands
6 Nov 06
When I was little we had no santa in Holland, but we had Sinterklaas at 5 december. And only a chrismastree at christmas. I was 6 years when I didn't believe in sinterklaas anymore.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Does Sinterklaas look like Santa? Just wondering if he is Universal in his appearance.
@gittabest (1949)
• Iceland
6 Nov 06
WHAT SANTA IS NOT REAL???!?? hehehe I was about 6 years old and I found out first about the tooth fairy and then I figured it out myself about santa :)
• United States
6 Nov 06
OK so did the Tooth Fairy wake you up? I never realized how tricky that really is until I had to take something out and put something back. I am not known for being very quiet or sneaky. So it has been challenging for me. And who the heck invented that anyway? How about buying a tooth tree? It would be SO much easier to take the tooth and put the money back.
@firelight (1858)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
, - santa
I was about six I think when some girls at school who were a few years older than me where in the toilets telling all the younger children. I didn't tell my parents I knew for a few years though! LOL
• United States
6 Nov 06
That was sweet of you. I think parents love it as much as the kids. Well, until we have to put something together the night before. Then there is a whole lot of cussin' goin' on. Ha!
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I was about 4 and saw my dad putting everything under the tree. he even dressed in a santa suit.. but there was not fooling me. LOL
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• United States
6 Nov 06
How sweet though to go through the effort in the off chance you might see him. You have to love that!
@sfigatto (1846)
• Italy
6 Nov 06
I think I was 6, but I have seen a shadow the night of Christmas, my parents and my brother were in my same room... I was much happy one, even if it does not exist is beautiful to believe it!! :)
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• United States
6 Nov 06
I liked it too. And I'm not sure anyone knows but www.TrackSanta.com tracks Santa for your children via GPS on the Internet all through the night. It helps get them to bed earlier, ha!
• United States
6 Nov 06
6, my family has a party every year in which my mom and her friends would always end up getting trashed on xmas eve... they forgot to eat the cookies and slipped up when i asked why it was that santa didn't eat the cookies we left him the previous couple years!
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Oh my gosh! Too much Egg Nog will do that to ya. My poor parents, I used to leave carrots for the Reindeer. They used to have to eat carrots and cookies. Ha!
• Australia
6 Nov 06
what ! you mean he not real. lol
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• United States
6 Nov 06
He lives in your heart ;)
@Brandi06 (2227)
• United States
6 Nov 06
5
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Gosh that is really young!
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think when I was 8...boy it tormented me.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Awww :( But it hasn't affected your Christmas' now I hope.
@KimMaple (1195)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I was in kindergarten. My kids are 8 & 6 and I am just waiting one of these days, when they come home and I don't know what to say LOL.
• United States
6 Nov 06
My daughter is Special Ed and 13 and still believes. It is cute because she tries to convince other kids, even non-special ed that she has seen him in person and he is real. My husband said when she finds out the truth, say Santa lives in your heart.
@kalkaii (33)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I was 18....it was a horrible day and too young too drink then ughh.
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