This Christmas Season, Consider Becoming a ‘Santa Truther’

Editor’s Note: Nancy’s “Why I am a Santa Truther,” published at Rare has been shared over 20,000 times.  David’s follow-up, printed below, was published on National Review where it has also generated significant heat in the comments section.

In her weekly column at Rare, my wife outed our family as “Santa Truthers,” those killjoys who don’t teach their kids that Santa is real, leaving Christmas to the story of Christ’s birth and the gift-giving to Mom, Dad, and legions of over-generous family members.  

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How Should Parents Respond to “Santa Truthers?”

If you’re teaching your kids about Santa, you’re afraid that your children will meet one of those kids in school or on the playground. You know the kind: the ones who purposefully burst the holiday bubble by telling everyone Santa is a myth or a conspiracy theory.

On the flip side, if you’re not raising kids who believe in the big fat man with the red suit, you fear your kids will be the one to ruin it for the rest of the class.

How should parents deal with this delicate issue? Here are three parental responses. What are yours?