Best of the Council — Santa Claus

December 17, 2008, 3:30 pm; posted by
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At various times, 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 classic question, originally published in May 2008 — 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.


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