I'd never really thought about this until it came up in one of my night classes. Do you perpetuate the whole Santa Claus myth or do you just basically tell them the truth? Personally I feel that Santa Claus is more of an idea, or embodiment of the Christmas Spirit. So in a way I believe in Santa because I believe in the spirit of giving when it comes to Christmas time. I think more about being thankful for all the things I have during the Christmas holiday then I do at Thanksgiving. Maybe you could say that the spirit of Santa works through all of us when we put those gifts under the tree. Then there's the fun of seeing my son's excitement over the prospect of Santa coming to visit and leaving him presents, leaving the milk and cookies, trying to stay awake in hopes of seeing Santa, and all the other mystery that I remember as a kid. Some of the people in my class had told their kids the "truth" about Santa. Not sure if they still gave gifts with Santa's name on them. Others in the class carried on the typical Santa tradition. What really made me think about it was one of the ladies was talking about how upset her daughter was that her mother had "lied" about the existance of Santa. However I don't remember being upset about it. Then you watch a movie like Polar Express, and it makes you think about believing in Santa. What are some of your thoughts and/or how have you handled it?