Why do parents, year after year, lie to their children about Santa Claus?

Don't fill their lives with hope that there is someone actually out there that cares about others, because no one like that exist. Stop feeding them b.s. No one care's about the orphans or the poor children of the world enough to give them gifts, or even pay attention to what they want. Why waste paper and let them make lists with their empty dreams and wishes on it?

35 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    it's crap

  • 1 decade ago

    If people are neglecting the poor and orphans, then that certainly has to be addressed. But how does telling children about Santa Claus become part of the problem? People should always care about those less fortunate. Then if they tell there kids about Santa, it becomes the truth, because there really is someone who gives to children, namely themselves.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's not a lie, because Santa was a real person and the Spirit of that Person, the good things he did, still live on.

    His name was Saint Nicholas of Myra, a 4th century Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey.

    Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes.

    There have been many legends, some of them based on real people who were very giving people, and did good things for children.

    There are people that care about others who do good things for orphans and underprivelaged children.

    I think instead of you complaining that no one does anything to give to poor orphans, be proactive, get up and do something about it. You be the first one to take a stand.

    I think the spirit of Santa Claus is a good thing, and I don't think it's any different than telling children about The Easter Bunny, Little Red Riding Hood, or any other Holiday icon, and I don't think it is lying.

    You do what you want with your children, but when you start dictating what other people can tell their own children, thats when we have to take a stand against you. Not everyone is as negative as you.

  • 1 decade ago

    actually, Santa really existed... he was a rich guy who gave away all his stuff and became a saint. so I guess it's not entirely a lie... just a legend that got twisted over time... and as you know, every legend has true roots somewhere.

    Legend of St. Nicholas

    St. Nicholas


    The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said that he gave away all of his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and sick. One of the best known of the St. Nicholas stories is that he saved three poor sisters from being sold into slavery or prostitution by their father by providing them with a dowry so that they could be married. Over the course of many years, Nicholas's popularity spread and he became known as the protector of children and sailors. His feast day is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, December 6. This was traditionally considered a lucky day to make large purchases or to get married. By the Renaissance, St. Nicholas was the most popular saint in Europe. Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, St. Nicholas maintained a positive reputation, especially in Holland.


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  • akgirl
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Wow- you really are depressed huh?

    Most parents tell their children about Santa as an early introduction to the giving spirit of Christmas, so that when they grow older, they will be caring and giving individuals.

    My child is only 4 and we adopted a struggling family this Christmas and I let her help shop for their gifts and told her she was just like Santa Claus. It was an enjoyable experience for her and teaches her how to help those less fortunate.

    Merry Christmas and I hope you find your Christmas Cheer

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't :)

    These are the same parents that are comfortable telling their children there's a magic sky pixie who knows all and sees all (sounds a lot like santa, don't you think?), and who will send them to heaven if they're good and send them to hell if they're bad. Guess those kinds of parents just like feeding their kids superstitious nonsense no matter what it is, and even if it's nothing close to reality.

    My kids get surprise presents on Dec. 25th morning, because surprises are fun. But they've always known they come from us, not some mythical fat guy who flies around the world in a tiny sleigh with enough toys to give every kid in the world exactly what they want. I have more respect for my childrens' intelligence than that.

  • Jack
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Santa Claus is not a lie.... St. Nick existed.... google him and read about him. Santa Claus as depicted today is in the spirit of the the good deeds deriving from the life of Saint Nick.

  • 4 years ago

    I by no means gave a reward from Santa, but if my youngsters placed out cookies for Santa, I might devour them. I do not know precisely what my youngsters think in, however they have got now out grown Santa. As some distance as my involvement, I feel they had been appreciative in editing their Christmas revel in.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Santa Claus is a freakin legend that comes to life for kids. I don't find a point in having to wait until christmas even when i'm a grownup.

  • 1 decade ago

    Why do parents lie to their children at all??? How the hell are they supposed to trust you, or visa versa? How are you going to expect your child to tell you the truth when their entire childhood has been based on lies about the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus and the Stork?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it's because they want them to learn to give to others and then everyone knows the parents really take the lists and look over them and get them the things on the list.

    I still make a Christmas list for my different friends and family so they know what I want and they can decide who's getting what for me.

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