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Santa or No Santa: That Is Not The Question

The Nightfly has a very thoughtful post on the role of Santa in our children's lives. Please be sure to read the whole thing.

I am impressed with the restraint of the rest of the CMR commenters, who have not once brought up "Miracle on 34th Street" during the entire discussion of whether or not to tell kids there's really a Santa Claus. Forgive me, but I'm going to go ahead and bring it up right now to illustrate what I'm trying to say - only with a little twist. To me, the point isn't Fred's debate with Doris, but Santa's debate with little Susan, the schoolgirl iconoclast. For her St. Nick is "a nice old man with a beard, like my mama said," and she tells him that doesn't play with the other kids. They're just silly to her. One says that he's a tiger or an elephant and then asks what animal she is. "I'm a little girl," she sniffs.
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Haus Frau said...

I completely agree with nightfly but I am sorry to disappoint in this regard:

The quote I inserted into my last comment WAS from "Miracle on 34th St."

I just couldn't restrain myself. ;)

nightfly said...

Ahhhh! I knew I'd miss something in a 99-comment thread (now 105, holy shamoly). Sorry HF!

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