The Council’s Ruling — Santa Claus

May 12, 2008, 12:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — What should you tell your children about Santa Claus?

Kaitlin delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Djere, David, and Steve:

That he does not exist. He should be treated like any other fictional character.


David concurs, joined by Tom and Connie:

Treat him as make-believe; when your children learn the truth at some point, they may assume you made up the stuff about Jesus too.


Job dissents, joined by Chloe:

I will tell my kids Santa Claus exists because his essence is one of the few things most Americans have as a shared identity.


Erin dissents:

Go ahead and let them believe for a few years. They’ll get over the moment of truth.


Josh dissents:

He’s a great example of why you shouldn’t eat too many cookies, unless you want a jiggly belly.


MC-B and Mike played no part in the determination of this issue.


Next time: Is graffiti art?


1 Comment to “The Council’s Ruling — Santa Claus”

  1. Ethan Sjolander on December 13th, 2008 12:02 am

    I heartily agree with the ruling of the council. In response to Erin\’s comment: I remember clearly the day I found out Santa Clause was not real, it was the most horrifying, disconcerting moment of my life, and the moment I realized my parents would actually lie to me. Over half of my life later, I am still not over it.

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