We are short on cash this year so we told the kids the terrorists killed Santa?

We figured that this way the kids will be sad the Santa is not coming but they will love American more so it will kind of even out. Now what my question is after the Christmas holidays all the other kids are going to be saying what Santa got them, how do I explain this to my kids? Should I just say their... show more We figured that this way the kids will be sad the Santa is not coming but they will love American more so it will kind of even out.

Now what my question is after the Christmas holidays all the other kids are going to be saying what Santa got them, how do I explain this to my kids?
Should I just say their parents are liars and bought the stuff themselves because they didn't want their kids to know Santa is dead?
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