How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa Claus?

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  1. nanderson500 profile image80
    nanderson500posted 11 years ago

    How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa Claus?

  2. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    5 years old. My friends were all sitting at the math table talking about staying up to watch their parents place the gifts under the tree.

  3. Bretsuki profile image68
    Bretsukiposted 11 years ago

    I have never ceased believing in Santa Claus for a couple of reasons.

    1. Saint Nicholas was a real historical figure important in the early Christian Church.

    2. I personally know Santa Claus and have seen the joy he brings to children and their parents. ( I have been Santa at our local community center for several years.)

    The character of Santa Claus is now mixed up with Father Christmas. Father Christmas is a much older character, possibly Roman from the Saturnalia Festival. But all in all both characters represent joy and giving of oneself not just gifts but love and happiness. So as I hope I do that much of the time, I'd say I still believe in Santa Claus.

    All the best smile

    1. profile image61
      ElleBeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I love this answer smile

  4. GiblinGirl profile image72
    GiblinGirlposted 11 years ago

    I think I was actually about 10 years old - yeah I believed for a pretty long time.  What's perhaps even more amazing is that I always traveled to see family on Christmas so we were never home on the actual day itself.  We opened our gifts on the last day of school before the break and my parents told us that Santa made a special trip for us - we totally bought into it.

  5. flashmakeit profile image61
    flashmakeitposted 11 years ago

    It was fun pretending there was a Santa Claus and I never really believed the story because when my parents had me sit on Santa's lap I always thought his beard look to fake..Also I caught my Dad dress up as Santa Claus on Christmas eve when I was about four years old.

  6. moonfairy profile image74
    moonfairyposted 11 years ago

    WHAT??? He's not real???????????????!!!!

  7. Geekdom profile image88
    Geekdomposted 11 years ago

    I don't remember how old I was but I do remember pretending to believe for longer than I did because I was afraid of not getting present.s

  8. Tonyx35 profile image60
    Tonyx35posted 11 years ago

    When I was 11 or 12. Caught my parents coming home with unwrapped gifts in their hands, and one them happened to be specifically what I asked for.

  9. Goody5 profile image61
    Goody5posted 11 years ago

    I never stopped believing in Santa Claus.

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      ElleBeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree smile

  10. profile image61
    ElleBeeposted 11 years ago

    I like to think I still believe in Santa Clause! Or at least the Christmas magic associated with him smile In reality I am in the camp that believed for a long time.  Until 9 or 10 at least. I was convinced that the Santa who worked at the Yankee Candle village flagship in S. Deerfield was the real Santa.  He was also a friend of a family friend who used to host him at her house every year for a "Santa party."  Because that party is small it was inevitable that parents try to sneak messages to Santa, about things their kids needed to do to assure lots of presents like clean their room, be nicer to their little sister etc. and so the fact that he seemed to know everything had me believing for quite a while!

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    mayank786posted 11 years ago

    as i am 19 years old young boy i still believe in Santa clause because on every Christmas one of my wish is complete.

  12. whonunuwho profile image53
    whonunuwhoposted 11 years ago

    I'm now an old man, and I still believe in him. Santa is a fixation in our best Christmas memories. Every Christmas eve, I listen for sleigh bells over the rooftops, and that Ho-Ho-Ho the jolly old elf shouts. I attempted to instill this tradition and concept in my own children for a time and I know in my heart that it had a special happiness that we all shared. Although we  had a very limited income as I grew up, my own mother and father, made sure that we celebrated this joyous time and with a tree and all the trimmings. We always had a gift or two, and were very thankful that we did, and shared this beautiful family gathering each year. We always revered the birth of Christ at this time, and that his being born was the true essence of the season. Santa was just an image in our minds, but a nice one, and made it all more real int he celebration.

  13. penlady profile image61
    penladyposted 11 years ago
    1. penlady profile image61
      penladyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Not to be Scrooge, but I've never believed in him. I always knew my parents were the ones responsible for my gifts.

  14. J. Biaza profile image61
    J. Biazaposted 11 years ago

    I've never not believe in Santa Claus.  His tradition has changed over years and commercialization has taken over, but never believe, no way. you hear it…ho, ho, ho...

  15. tamarawilhite profile image85
    tamarawilhiteposted 11 years ago

    I was six or seven, when I saw my parents putting things under the tree.
    My kids are 7 and 9. My son challenged whether or not Santa exists. My nine year old said, "Yes, he does exist. Where else do we get presents?" My younger one looked at me worried, "Do I have to believe in Santa Claus to get presents?"
    I think a lot of older kids who say they believe may do so out of fear of not getting gifts.

  16. unknown spy profile image44
    unknown spyposted 11 years ago

    When i was still a kindergarten, i really believed in Santa Claus especially when we had our christmas party at school then he gave me this little bag i always wanted. came home, telling my cousins Santa gave me then they said it came from my mother and santa is not real. c'mon, why cant they just let a little girl believed it for a while..

  17. Marcus99 profile image58
    Marcus99posted 11 years ago

    Yesterday. It was yesterday. I am still so scarred...


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