Is Santa Claus real?
Dave, I have the most basic question of the season for you to tackle: Is Santa real or not?
Okay, well, let me answer first for those under 10yo children who might be reading this weblog: of course he is!
Now, let's dig into it just a bit further, as the mythology of Santa Claus has a long and interesting history. First off, Santa's proper name is Saint Nicholas, though he's picked up a lot of nicknames throughout the years, including Kris Kringle, Father Christmas and Sinterklaas.
Saint Nicholas of Myra was a saint who lived back in the 4th Century in Byzantia (modern-day Turkey) who had the reputation of secretly giving gifts to the poor. Most famously, legend has it that he presented three desperately poor daughters of a Christian with dowries so they wouldn't end up as prostitutes.
St. Nicholas is still revered as the patron saint of seamen, merchants, archers, children, prisoners, pawnbrokers, and even prostitutes. He's also one of the patron saints of Russia, now that I think about it. A busy guy.
Saint Nick inspired two legends: Nikolaus in Germany, and Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, both of which directly contributed to the legend of Santa Claus himself.
Depictions of Santa Claus as a jolly, heavy white bearded older man are apparently directly lifted from the Russian mythological character Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost). Ded Moroz is historically represented as wearing a red coat, fur boots and a long white beard. Since Russian immigration directly influenced much of the Western European and then American tradition, it's very likely that our current picture of Santa Claus is directly from Grandfather Frost.
Many of the historical legends behind Santa Claus also involve children leaving out fodder in their shoes for the horse that Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, or similar rode. Most likely that's what has evolved into the modern tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace, actually.
The definitive modern interpretation of Santa Claus, however, is widely agreed to have been The Night Before Christmas (formerly known as "A Visit from St. Nicholas", actually), wherein Santa is described as being heavyset and riding a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer who are named for the first time in this 1823 publication. Another popular publication early in the 19th Century was The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum.
Okay, so that's the academic side of things. Interesting, but missing a certain level of heart, of soul.
So is there a Santa Claus?
Well, we live in a world where the idea of someone rewarding good behavior in this life, rather than the next (or at the door to the Pearly Gates) sounds darn nice, and particularly for children, is a good reminder of the rewards of thrift, virtue, compassion and honesty. And those are sorely missing attributes in our modern world, if you ask me.
So yes, I think that there is a Santa Claus.
I'll certainly make sure we leave a plate of cookies and glass of milk out on Christmas Eve. How about you?
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The classic "Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus" editorial answers this question as well now as it did way back when.
"I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says "If you see it in The Sun it's so.
Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?"
New York, N.Y.
Note: Virginia O'Hanlon wrote this to the editor of the New York Sun in September 1897.
Mr. Church's response was printed as a column in the New York Sun Sept. 21, 1897.
and is available at
Sinterklaas in the Netherlands is celebrated on december 5th. The nameday of Saint Nicolas is december 6th. So your cookies are late! :-)
It would be nice (perhaps next year?) to see how the celebrations moved from the beginning of december to the Christmas sideshow?
Great history lesson, Dave. We really enjoyed the read.
is santa real???????????????????????????????
There is definitely a Santa Claus. I saw him when I was a kid. He was in our living room putting presents under the tree.
Well, it turns out that was just our neighbor doing a favor for my parents. But it caused me to believe in Santa Claus much longer than anyone else I knew. After all, I had seen him. And because of that, I had plenty of opportunities to look like a fool arguing with the other kids that Santa was real.
But I suppose it was a great thing for my parents to have set that up.
Many years ago I had tracked down Santa to Grandfather Frost in Russia. In some parts of Russia the snow is so deep that sleighs were parked on the roofs of houses so they wouldn't sink into the snow. A staircase was built alongside the chimney which melted the snow and allowed entrance to the house. The opening to the fireplace was on the outside of the house with a metal door. Stones on the inside of the house radiated heat, perfect for warming their thigh high stockings while the family slept.
So Santa Claus, dressed in the red and white of Saint Nicholas, rode his sleigh to the roof, came down the chimney and left gifts for the children in their stockings hung on the fireplace. More truth than fiction.
i think santa is real and if you don't belive in him he is going to give you coals for christmas!!
I KNOW Santa is real because on christmas eve my mom & dad were sopposedly having a quick glass of wine but I saw the bags filled with toys near the stockings
I dunno about Santa, I heard my mum and dad saying something last year. I used to really believe in him and now I'm not too sure. Growing up really sucks.
I am researching for American's history of belief on Santa Claus. Did American's believe that fire places should not be lit as a preparation for Santa's arrival on Christmas Day?
I hope you can help me.
santa is not real because I saw my dad putting the presents under the tree and when I looked in my mum and dad's room my mum was the only one in bed so there is no such thing as santa clause
*sigh* no i don't think santa is real bcause every1 i no says that he isn't.. i really wish that he was though, now i no that all of those movies r a fake!:( :(
my name is christina my whole family believes in santa claus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe in santa hes so real!! Some people hurt my feelings and say hes not but he is!!
I Do belive in Santa Claus i feel it inside of me! It's the holiday that i like more is Christmas.Enjoy..Merry Christmas to all of you!!!
I'm 14 and last year when i was 13 i found out their was no Santa Claus cause my perents had the presents in their closet but this Christmas i just asked my parents if they could not remind me of their being no Santa and to just let keep on beleiving.
Seeing isn't beleiving
I Believe in Santa Because I have read Books about him, and St.Nicholas. It was very Interesting to! Bottom Line is that, I think Santa Clause is real!! And you should to.
I do believe in Santa Claus more than ever now! I don't why peole don't! It is very true! I never want any one to doubt. So remember Santa is real!!!
all of my friends think that Santa Claus isnt real some of them never believed in him and my friend told me that she asked her mom and she said strait to her face that he isnt real I really dont know what to believe. I do believe in magic like magical reindeer or going around the world in one night im 10 tell me if Santa is real, PLEASE???????? im desperate
Of course Santa Claus is Real and Dave is GOD. Actually, Ask Dave Taylor has to be my favorite blog of all times. Loved your work with Santa Stompers in Atlanta Dave. I believe Dave Taylor is Santa Claus.
I am doing homework to prove Santa is real! Your information has been very helpful!
i want 2 believe santa is real every time i say he is real out loud in my head i keep saying he isnt real i relly want to belive santa is really
i really want to belive he is real im 10 and i really want to beleve in santa my only friend that belived in santa died and his name i was alex barchus i really want to belive in him
I'm testing it this year.I'm getting my parent's handwriting.Then,I'm checking the sticker thingy that says:To:
Then checking the handwriting.If it's the same-no Santa.Not the same-Santa's real!!
santa is real if you believe in him but if you stop believing he wont visit you so think whatever you want because santa is a person
i know that the saint nicholus is real but he doesn't really ride on a slay with reinders as they say now. and i know it cause i stayed up late and saw my parents putting them under and writing a letter back to me and ate the cookies i made and drank the milk to act like it was him but it wasn't.
dude santa is not real i saw my mom putting presentes under the tree with santa ritten on them
If you really want to know if the jolly magical creature Santa clause is real, one method you could use is get some of your friends to each take some cuttings of the "To:... Fr:Santa" labels and then compare the handwriting of the labels. If there is a significant difference in handwriting, for each label, this mystical figure is a fragment of history, tradition, and imagination. Of course, the more friends you have to help you test, the more accurate your results will be.
well i dont care if people dont believe in santa. he`s as real as you & me[:
me & nick [my friend] still believe in him.
christmas spirit ye`know? believing in st. nicholas makes the holidays better.
Santa is real in hearts and souls. i believe he was around thousands of years ago bringing children snack ans presents. he is real. he always will be. I know at this age he is not. my parents told me and i know. Its time that when we found out he is fake, that webelieve he wasonce here, bringing joy to the youngs faces
Santa used to be real but to this day, he is not real. End of story
IAm eight years old and I soooooo belive in santa because one year Iwent down stairs to get a drink of watern and then I saw him he was wearing a red coaat and a cherry nose so now you know I belive in santa clus.My name is stella hayes
u will only know if santais real untill u are an adult who has kids if there is a present that u didnt buy then santa is real if not he is not real.
well, first of all i'm a pre-teen and i stll belive in him. my friends say he's not and some of them say they believe sorta. well, i believe! anyway at school a little student i had to work with to do a activitie for school said his sister saw Santa Claus and Rudolph!!!!!!!!!. I believe too because reseacrhers saw a piece of his sleigh in a desert!!! And on Google Video there was a video on christmas, that you see a light, sparkly comet from a chimney to the tree, and up the chimney and back in 5 seconds! Also, that video was from those reseachers's website, who also made a movie about looking for Santa Claus. Even though lots of novels, and movies say he's not real, still not he's not real to them because they didn't see him or believe in him. So, if you believe in him he'll come!!!!!!!!! And, my whole family still believes in him too. So get's som Eggnog or mostly milk and some cute, tasty cookies, carrots leave it out on a plate, and wait the next day to see that they've been munched, and drinked from!!!!!!!!! Also, i know seeing is not believing, but there is proof, but i also believe in him because i love him and everyone else does too, and I love CHRISTMAS so MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And also, I've seen wrapping paper that I haven't seen before! Not even from Papyrus or Walgreen's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I believe and my family keeps those wrapping paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my parents think that santa does not exist and I sometimes think that he sometimes exists because is you stay awake at 3:30 and see nothing than he is fake and besides how can he possibly fit down the chimney and how can reindeer possibly fly and how can he possibly live in the north pole when it is -30 degrees celcius? 1 last thing have you guys ever noticed that presents that say "From Santa" are wrapped in paper that your parents bought?
im a 14 year teenager.I still believe in santa.
When I was 5 I heard the stuffed santa go off.It was a motion activator.so when someone goes near it it sings santa clause is coming to town.So I went into the living room there he was.standing there in front of the intertainment center looking at me and my familys pictures.I went back to bed.He left a bell from his sleigh.I think if you believe you can hear the bell.But only me and my sisters could here it.My mom and dad didnt hear it.They dont believe.
I am 10 years old and I believe in Santa Clause. I have been researching and so far, 10 people say yes, they belive in Santa, out of 13. Plus, my friends and I save the labels Santa gives us and all of the labels have the same handwriting. Please believe in Santa! If you start researching, Santa has a lot of different names, of course St. Nick. Just try to research and if you find Santa isn't real, I understand, maybe I was wrong.
One time, my friend called me Christmas morning and said it was an emergancy and I had to get over there quick. Luckily, my friend is my neighbor. So I put my jacket on and ran all the way to my friends' house. When I got there, my friend showed me a huge, snow footprint on their fireplace. We all knew it was Santa's footprint. Do you believe now?
Here's more proof:
My parents believe in Santa! When I was little, I asked them and they said it was more real then anything else in the world. My dad has REALLY bad handwriting and Santa doesn't. My mom is always merry on Christmas morning so obviously, she couldn't have snuck downstairs and put presents under our tree. Trust me, if my mom wakes up in the night, she is REALLY crabby! My dad couldn't have done it either because he is a really hard sleeper! Not even a ginormous orchestra could wake him up! That's why he is always late for work in the morning.
My other friend set up a video camera by her Christmas tree and either Santa was there, or it was her Uncle Ralph in a red Santa suit who slid down the chimney easily. I doubt that. She brought the tape into school and now everyone in my class believes in Santa Clause.
NOW do you FINALLY believe?
If you don't, here's more:
Santa once left a candycane in my hand on Christmas. Like I said, my dad won't wake up and my mom will hate herself if she wakes up!
I hope you believe now, because I am all out of proof. If you STILL don't believe, read some of the other writer's proof and then you might just believe. Thanks for taking the time to read my proof. Merry Christmas Santa Believers!
Hi im john.Im pretty sure santa is real because when i was i think 7, me and my brother woke up late at night and saw him putting presents under the tree.he saw us and said "go back to bed and merry christmas"
i am 6 and i am having my 7 year old sister tipe this so anyway i have some edvise for you to not believe in santa clos. i think my parents put gifts like barbys and stuffed ponies under my tree because they love me and they know i am the most specialist smal gerl thay no. plus santa cant be magical cause santa cant cause nobody is magical cause thay cant be so pleese dont belive in santa cause he cant be magical and i seen my mommy put presents under the chrismes tree for me and my sister gloria who wants a real life pony for chrismes but daddy sade no so gloria cant get a pony but i can get a brend nu dolly! i am tiping now, me gloria so dont listen to claire cause she a year younger thin me and i know santa is real life in my emajinashon but she thinks santa is gufi. believe me, santa is real. who els woud give you gifts if you r good or cole if you noty not my mommy or daddy cause they dont believe in santa like me and you cause you should believe in santa clos. claire told me to tell you santa is fake but dont listen to her. she is getting cole for chrismes!
mary chrismus everybody
noty claire who gets cole and good gloria who gets a pony
HOW MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE BELIEVE THERE IS LIFE OUTSIDE OF OUR HEMISHERE OR MIRACLES THat happen all the time, no explanations no rhyme or reason , just you being here is something of an awe, is ther a person who lives in the north pole running around with elves making toys, that i don't know MAYbe who am i to say there is'nt!
i'm a mother of 2 teenage boys and i believe in santa claus, sinterpete st nick what ever the name you give it its real. If you believe in yourself then believe in santa claus you cant get any closer lol and merry christmas, god yule
Santa is NOT REAL! All the people that beliven Santa are kinda Weird!
Santa is real! He may not be alive now, but a long time ago, he stole from the rich and gave to the poor and that's how we got santa in the 1st place! maybe the reindeer and the big fat dude with a red suit on isn't true but santa is!
i am 11 years old and i belive santa clause.But,i dont know if you is real or not...=( Im going to proov if he is real or not.im going to check the to.... and from santa name tag then check my freinds name tag and see if they look like the same hand writing.
people that dont belive santa are *****es!
Hi im Joanie and I am 12 I would just like to say I definately believe in Santa I know oyur parents can tell you to clean your room and Come eat dinner but they can not tell you what you can believe in Your friends can not either and I know some kids act like don't believe in Santa in front of there friends cause they don't want to be made fun of and I just dont understand that I am considerd popular and i have alot of friends the reason I do is because I believe in what I want and do what I like to do not what people what me to believe in or do what they want me to do. Me, My Mom, My Dad, My little brother all believe in Santa and I thinks you should believe in him or not it's what you want believe in But now I know I love when I go to bed hoping SANTA is comign and just thinking of all the gifts he will drop under the tree "I just love that and just tihnking of waking up and seeing all the presents now who does'nt love that well you should believe in But I hope you have gotten some advice from this MERRY CHRISTMAS have a great night:))
Hi its me again I just wanted to say I believe in SaNTA and always will and i hope everyone has a great christmas
Of couse Santa is real!!!!!
How can our parents afford all those presents and how can they not make any noises to wake us up!!!!
Also 2 years ago...my family and I saw rudolphs nose shinning in our window and it wasnt my parents because they were right there with me...we have a picture to prove it also along with that we heard someone walking on our roof and the only person it could be is SANTA!!! And if you don't belive then just watch "The Polar Exspress" it tells you all about santa and beliving!!!! Also if you don't belive just excpect presents from your parents not santa!!!
Well I have to go finish my letter to leave santa for x-mas!!! Sinceraly,Taylor
I do not belive he gives us the presents itself but I do belive he gives us the love of those presents!
Yes I believe in Santa Claus. I got a letter from him today! Think about this, you have never seen Santa Claus, well you have never seen God before and he's real. Well I hope you believe that. And my friends brother saw Santa Claus.
Santa IS real! This is probably the most important comment because I have actually talked to two elves. There names were Julie and Steven.Plus we brought our dogs in the garage so they wouldnt eat the reindeer food.The next morning it was all gone! Believe now? If not listen to this,Ever heard of NORAD? Its a mission space agency that detects where Santa is in the world.It uses the same device for detecting missile bombs coming to America.Still dont believe? Keep looking at other peoples comments to find more information. Well thats all I have to say. Merry Christmas! (p.s.Have you and your friends collect the labels that say from:Santa To:so and so to see if they match.K? Plus if you dont believe no wonder you saw your parents putting presents that say from Santa under the tree!) Bye!
I am 10 years old and I also KNOW that Santa Claus is real for this simple reason.When I was 7 years old, I saw him putting presents under the tree.Then out of nowhere, he disappered.I know it sounds ABSOLOUTLY INSANE!!!(Not to mention unbelievable.)Although I will admit I am having trouble believing but those of you who refuse to believe,(Including you adults out there)don't ruin other childrens christmas spirit. I still think he's real. Trust me, kids just like me will be crushed if you tell them Santa Claus isn't real.Then they will tell there friends and so on and so on and pretty soon we have all the children in the world with no christmas spirit and they will never behave with no motivation.So keep christmas spirit alive.
santa IS NOT REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am not sure. I am 12 and my friend and I believe but sometimes its a very good question. I have snooped around the house while my parents were gone and the American Girl Doll I want is no where. I did find presents but they all say To: Katie from: Ma and Pa. If there are any grownups out there and you tell you kids he isn't real he's not and your kids shoudn't expect anything from him. I think he is and I hope he is but if not I will still believe because its the very thing of him coming that makes my Christmas even better.
I believe in him. last year my mom told me he wasn't real, but I don't believe her and last year i found my christmas presents from my parents, but not from santa. so i belive in him.
If Kris knew that I was going to type this, he would never forgive me. But let me introduce myself.
I am Karl Kringle. I am Kris' younger brother. And I am here to tell you one thing for a fact, and that he is real.
But it isn't just about him. It's the "Magic" of Christmas that is real.
See, the way it works is, it will show you what you want to see. If you really, REALLY want to believe in my best friend, by big brother, Santa Clause, as he has become to be known as; you will know without a shadow of a doubt, that he is real.
But it works the other way too.
If you are looking for reasons NOT to believe, The "Magic" works that way too. Those that want to compare handwriting, or compare with friends, you will see what you want to see. If you feel he isn't real and want proof, you will find it. But even more special... those that KNOW and are not influenced by non-believers, you will feel the spirit of Christmas in your hearts.
It is for real, friends. Kris is real. And he does so many good things for people everywhere. I just wish you could see him light up when it gets close to his time to give his heart and soul to the world.
No one, and I mean No one... has a better job than him.
I sooooooo believe in snta @ 11yrs old, but flyin reindeer???
Get a life. How many reindeers do u know that fly? He probably has some silencer on his petrol powered sleigh.
SANTA IS ABSOLUTLY, POSITIVLY, REAL! He is real cause god and Jesus gave him the power to fly, shape shift, clone elves, and live forever. ALL FOR THE JOY OF CHILDREN.
i'm 22 years old and i know santa claus exists. when i was a little boy i saw him putting presents under my tree early on christmas morning when my mom and dad were in bed. ever since i knew he exsisted.
Well, I don't think he's reall because I read in the news paper that he would have to go so fast to get around the world he would burst into flames because of the friction. But you never know. The only way I will believe is when I see an actual photo of him flying in the air. And how can there be a rain deer with a red nose, I mean come on that's not posible!
If Santa is reall wouldn't pets like dogs barke if someone comes in the house that they don't know? please e-mail me.
i don't really know Dave. I do and I don't. This year I'm going to do a test. later after my dad says good night to me and gos to bed i'm going to sneak a cookie out of the jar and (we are not putting cookies out this year) put it on the table next to the tree and see if it is gone the next day. that way I will be sure! (i hope it works)
The following is my theory:
Santa Claus is real. If your parents don't believe in him, for their "punishment" they have to buy all your gifts. if they do believe, Santa comes. The reason why it only takes one day is because Santa uses time zones. world it is a Santa doesn't stop at the houses where they don't celebrate things like Christmas. So that takes off alot of houses so it saves Santa some time.
he is so not real!!! can you fly all over the world in 12hr??? i also STADDED UP ALL NIGHT AND HID AND SAW MOM AND DAD PUT GIFTS NOT SANTY PLZ THIS IS A SCAM AND WHEN YOU FINILY KNOW THE TRUTH YOUR HATE WILL BE BROKEN AND I HAVE BEEN NAUGHTUY I KIKED MY BROTH IN A BAD PLACE AND STILL GOT PRESENT IT IS NOT ABOUT SANTY IT IS ABOUT GETING TOGETHER AND GODS B-DAY
I am Santa! And i am real! And i use space time continum techonology to travel round the world fast. So fast that i actually arrive back home before ive even started out!
Hi I’m Theo and I blef in santa . but I say to my frense he is not real. I googled is santa real ? and soom peaple seed thay sow him . I do not bleve them . no own can see him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE NOTE:ONLY FOR CHOLDREN OVER 10!
My name is orla im twelve and i found out about Santa when i was 11! Some people say you should tell children the truth when there 6! I dont think adults have the right to tell there children they should find out themselvs! thank-you for taking time out of your social life for reading this!
santa claus stands for joy and love so mabey he isnt real but joy and love are
SANTA IS REAL CAUSE MY MUM WOULD NEVER LIE TO ME AND I BEILIVE CAUSE WHEN IW AS LITTLE I HEARD SOMONE DOWN STAIRS ON CHRISTMAS EVE I WENT DOWN AND I SEEN A RED BIT OF THREAD AND A BIT OF WHITE FLUFF AND THEN SOMTHIN WENT UP MY CHIMNEY AND I THINK THE RED THREAD WAS A BIT OF HIS COAT AN D THE WHITE FLUFF WAS A BIT OF HIS BEARD THEN IN THE MORNING I WENT DOWN STAIRS AAGAIN WITH MY FAMILY AND OPEND MY PRESENTS AND THEN WEWENT OUTSIDE TO CHEAK IF THE REINDEERS HAD EATING THERE CARROTS AND THEY LEFT ONE BUT THERE WAS SOME DUST AND AND A BELL
HI,i know Santa Claus is real because on my present i saw a picture that has santa and his raindeer fling
I dont know if santas real or not some of my freinds say he is and some say he isnt i dont know what 2 say
My friend said that he's a saint. There aren't very many saints alive anymore (except in heaven) but Santa is a saint. Is he still alive?
When I has 6 i got a letter from Santa clause and he put a picture in the envelope. It was a real picture cuz it was sticky and real photo like. I know my parents handwriting and it wasn't theirs! *wink*
come on now santa is not real he so is not ppl should no that by now ask ur parents i did
if you think santa is a fake thing then i think you are a fake person. if you dont belive in santa where do you thinkyou get your presents from? oviously your bad. so maybe you dont get presents. jerk. but if you do beleive in santa then lets be friends
is st. nick real dont worry i am 34 but im not sheir if he is kate
i belive in santa coz he brings me lots of prestents and every christmas i look in my mum's cupboard and there is nuthink there
to start out to all those kids just lookin to see if santa is indeed real heres your answer look acording to how old you are; parents check your kids ages and see what u should tell em!
0-9= OF COURS SANTA IS REAL! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!
10-12= just the right age to find out the truth! Santa is NOT real!
13+ - SOMEONE TELL THIS POOR KID THE TRUTH! SANTA IS ABSULUTLY POSITIVLY NOT REAL!
Hello People! I was just reading this. I am now 13 and do not believe in santa and i found out at the age of 12. I wanna give advice to the parents. Just tell you kids the truth if they ask ( well if they are like olda than 10). They are better off knowing. Believe me. No one ever told my mom until she was 15. So picture this the 15 year old girl walking around the school agruing with who ever denied his exsistence. Imagin how many people made fun of her! Just don't let your kids have to go through and suffer what my mom had to suffer. Its not fair to them. As much as they want to believe; they are gonna find out one way or another!
hey man! i was just here to ask you if santa is real cause me and my friend are trying to see is santa real but if santa is real i will have to give her $20.00...
so please tell me if santa is real or not. thank-you
santa is not real because i saw my mom put out the presents one night and my mom and santa does not have the same hand writing
I LOVE SANTACLAUS HE IS REAL HE IS NICE IF YOU DONT NOT SAY HE IS REAL YOU WILL GET COAL IN YOUR STOCKINGS LOVEAMBERLYNNROLLINS.
Santa started out in about 320, thats right,
the year 320, or something like that, he was
from Turkey. He really DID walk the Earth
at one time. He gave gifts to the poor people
and he was a very kind loving man. His spirit
lives on today, and as far as I know, his spirit
will live forever.
santa is the most real pearson i have never met
no i do not believe 'n' santa clous i dont no why i just dont. ever since i was a little kid i did not believe in him.my sissters friend ones said he saw rudolphs nose shining but i dont believe him or in rudolph.
y does it make people so sad to find out that santa isnt real
hi im 13 but...
i belive that there was a st.nick years ago and that he helped alot of people and gave gifts to the people that needed them but he is not realy alive now. i belive somebody or somebodys wanted to keep his spirit and good charms awake and for it to be passed on through season of christmas
...after all if he isnt real we still get a christmas holidayWAHOOO!
My parents put the toys under the tree they told me when i was 10 and i ryed and cryed it was soo sad!
I Thank You Dave! I am on a school computer and i am 12 years old and i needed this info. Thank you so much. (:
yes...! of course he is.
some people say "how could one man ever get to every house in the world?"
he usaly makes it to every house but some times on really buysy years miss claus has to go to a few houses.Also if you dont beilive he wont come...simple
but why did i hear my mum say to my dad on christmas eve did you drink the milk. please answer a soon as possible
i don't believe in Santa and i am 11 i found out by 2 things my parents told me and this time they were serious it may have spoiled my Christmas but a least i know the truth and second i found a huge stash of presents in there room so has a matter of fact Santa is not real and my grandma is Cristian and she even told me he was not real even the easter bunny is not real so i think its about time all of you know SANTA IA NOT REAL HE IS A FAKE ITS JUST YOUR PARENTS WORK!
Hey im 12 aand i belive in him heres some of my personal encouters
2006 25 december 1:00
My dad was awake so i stayed up until he went to bed.
Went downstairs for pessies while dad was asleep, none =(
went to sleep
woke up dad and mum where asleep no pressies
went to sleep again
woke up dad and mum asleep again PRESSIES
woke up mum went downstairs and guess what? opened door Santa puked all over the front porche but we could hear bells in the distance
Tis honestly real no lie
ps: yes we did have to clear up santa puke and it was'nt a drunk we have curfew
Santa IS real.Ican't prove it but I track him down each year and who would make up something about the FBI and the police chasing him.Whoever doesn't believe in him is getting coal for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay...well Santa clause used to be a real person who carved toys and delivered them to children thats how the whole thing got started. there was a real Santa, but he is no longer alive.....he really doesn't deliver presents every Christmas it is parents....they want you to be happy and have fun...they aren't lying they are just trying to raise a good kid. because if you think about it...reindeer don't fly....its impossible...so anyways I am sorry to those of you who didn't know but you had to find out sooner or later. kids usually start figuring it out about uh....9ish maybe 10 or 11. so thanks for reading bye!
OKay im a british person and i belive in him no matter what. Ive already said why but still even if hes real or not its the sprit that counts.
Sure if it all sounds riducles you have to belive in your self not what over people think.
Here in britan we leave mince pies and gin so sure if a achoilic comes over drinks all your gin and eats all your mince pies its if do you belive that?
Im not trying to convice people into beliving im here just to say , do you?
I replying to obives people who will complain about me ( so you dont start a argument )
So what if I belive in him. Ive done some tests like not sending my list and total hiding it from my perants ( in a local park buried under a swing about 3 foot deep. And I got exalty the pressies i asked for.
I what you to ask your self this question
"Did you belive for your self or did you listen to someone els?"
look, i believe in santa, because it's fun. the people who believe in him have loads and loads of fun at christmas. and the people who don't, they just sit there, un happy and they just keep saying "santa isn't real". so if u beleive, you will have fun, if you don't, then u will have a miserable christmas. p.s watch the polar express, it holds the key to finding out the true meaning of christmas
i got proof. it was christmas eve, and i was laying in bed, i was thinking of what i would get for christmas, and i thought of something on the spot, i hadn't told a single soul that i wanted it, because i only thought that i wanted it at 10 oclock at night on christmas eve, in the morning i got up ran to my sisters room and woke her up, we both ran into the living room and looked at our presents wrapped undern the tree, we started to open them, and guess what, i got the thing i thought of late at night,and inside it was a little card, it said "let me know a little early, with love santa clause". i ran to my mum and dads room and told them what had happened, my parents looked at each other, so confused, later on in the day, i overheard them talking, my mum said to my dad "i don't remember getting him that", i just smiled, and ever since then, i believe
Sanat IS NOT real.Okay. Heres why:
1) A sleigh pulled by flying reindeer?
2) A BIG FAT man can squeeze down your chimney?
3) He can get around the ENTIRE world in less than 12 hours?
4) SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT EVEN HAVE SANTA CLAUSE, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE, INDIA. Yet evvery single myth about santa says he goes round the entire world? Not possible.
To proove my point, WHY DON'T ALL OF YOU WHO BELEIVE IN HIM, SET YOUR ALRM CLOCK FOR ABOUT 3 OR 4 AM. GET OUT OF YOUR BED AND GUESS WHAT YOU WILL SEE??? *_xX_ YOUR PARENTS LEAVING OUT THE GIFTS FOR YOU_Xx_*
13 years old.
Hi! i have JUST found out how Santa gets round in a night for all you fellow believers!You see, theres a time difference in every country so he will have at least over 3-7 hours to spare between countries! so there you go good,solid proof!
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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