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Subject: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/04/13 at 5:48 pm

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Hey Y’all!

Christmas is exactly three weeks away. And what I wanted to know was, how old were you when you found out Santa Claus wasn’t real?
I found out Christmas Eve of 1991, when I was five. I passed through the living room to go to the bathroom and there was Mom on the carpet, doing her BEST to assemble my 65 dollar Barbie motor home. (The pink one, I got the white one 2 years later) She was upset because right then I knew SHE bought my gifts and not an old guy in red velvet pajamas. It was funny being the only kindergartner not believing and for years my Mom had to whisper to me NOT to tell the other children and spoil it for them. (I told anyway and a few cried, and a few mothers were pissed and I didn’t care.  ::) )

Well, when did you give up the SC?

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: warped on 12/04/13 at 5:55 pm

You mean.....he's not real????  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

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What the.... ???


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:D

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Inertia on 12/04/13 at 6:01 pm


I know I found out earlier than most people because I remember informing some of my more obnoxious classmates in elementary school he did not exist. While I cannot gauge an exact year it occurred, I would say I discovered he did not exist around the age of seven. My sister and I wanted some of our games off the top shelf in the closet. Instead, we accidentally grabbed a box full of the gifts we usually received for Easter. We confronted our mom about it and point blank asked her if the Easter bunny existed. She told us no and that Santa Claus is fictional too.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/04/13 at 6:06 pm


You mean.....he's not real????  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

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What the.... ???


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:D


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/04/13 at 6:12 pm

I still believe in Santa Claus.


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Cat

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: XYkid on 12/04/13 at 6:16 pm

I still kind of like to believe in Santa, because part of me likes to keep that child like innocence.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/04/13 at 7:00 pm

This is actually something I grapple with now. I do want to be a mother one day and keep wondering when I should tell my child Santa isn't real.

(especially if Mommy will be working long hours to buy you those Barbies or Hot Wheels, or whatever.)

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Howard on 12/04/13 at 8:06 pm


You mean.....he's not real????  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

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What the.... ???


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:D


;D

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Howard on 12/04/13 at 8:07 pm

I never believed in Santa Claus.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: whistledog on 12/04/13 at 8:49 pm

... when I witnessed my mom putting the gifts under the tree

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/04/13 at 10:56 pm

When I was 20.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/04/13 at 11:22 pm


When I was 20.


Please be kidding.  :o

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Step-chan on 12/05/13 at 12:03 am

I don't remember when exactly, but it was before my teen years.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/05/13 at 12:25 am


Please be kidding.  :o


Yes I am kidding.  ;D

It was more like 12. Still late, but no, not 20.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:48 am

I cannot remember when, but I must had been a child then.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/06/13 at 11:50 pm

I was 10. I'm not sure if that's late or average, lol.

I remember asking my mom in the car on the way home from soccer practice and she revealed the truth. I cried ;D

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/07/13 at 2:57 am


I was 10. I'm not sure if that's late or average, lol.

I remember asking my mom in the car on the way home from soccer practice and she revealed the truth. I cried ;D


Average is about between 8 to 10. Based on my gut feeling.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/07/13 at 3:16 am

Did I ever?

I think I must have been around 7/8... 1993?  ;D

A (fake) Santa came to our family in 1990. That was the only time I saw him carrying the presents. My parents ordered him somewhere ;)

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: gumbypiz on 12/07/13 at 1:15 pm

When I walked into my parents master bathroom and opened the shower door to find a bunch of the toys that I had wanted and sent letters to for Santa (I was about 10)...instantly my heart jumped, and then dropped when I realized what this discovery meant.

Such a strange feeling of elation and sadness at the same time, I'll never forget that, part of my childhood died that day...

Don't ask me what my parents were doing for showers, I wondered about that for a while... ::)

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: George on 12/07/13 at 1:52 pm

In general, belief in Santa probably lasted longer for those of Generation Y than Generation Z.

Someone in Generation Y (say, 1987) spent their childhood actually being a kid. In the 2000s, when someone born in 1994 was a kid, kids started wanting to grow up too fast and therefore learned the truth about Santa at an earlier age.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/07/13 at 2:39 pm

I was 13 when I stopped believing in Santa.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 4:07 pm

Did Virginia believe there was a Santa Claus?

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: robby76 on 12/08/13 at 6:21 am

I was about 7 or 8 yrs old. I remember getting my present and questioning why it was "made in China" and I suppose my family thought it was a good time to let me in on the whole thing. I was disappointed but held up okay.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: aja675 on 12/08/13 at 7:05 am

I don't know when. I've been a believer in science even when I was young, so maybe around 7.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/09/13 at 9:55 pm

I kinda wish I remembered when/how I figured it out.  I don't think my parents and I ever talked about it.  I remember trying to stay awake all night and failing every damn year even after I figured it out.  Next time I'm back home, I'll have to ask 'em when I realized the shocking horrible truth :)

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Katluver on 12/15/13 at 5:44 pm

I stopped believing him when I was 9 after I witnessed a boy in class being ridiculed for believing that the Santa from the mall was real. After that incident, I wondered if Santa existed at all and went around asking my family if he existed. My doubts were confirmed when my older brother told me while we were going through our stockings that it was ridiculous that our mom still  wrote "From Santa" when he was 15. Of course when I stopped believing in Santa, my beliefs in the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy followed suit.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: karen on 12/16/13 at 7:06 am

When I was about 4 or 5.

My eldest brother went downstairs to see if Santa had been yet and he saw dad setting up a train set and mum putting the other presents out.  He told my other brother who then told me.  Mum and dad tried to deny it for a few years (even getting soot around one of the fires one year) and we spent several years setting up traps that would wake us up when mum/dad came into our rooms to leave our stockings.  Never worked though.

Subject: Re: When Did You Stop Beleiving In Santa?

Written By: Henk on 12/16/13 at 7:32 am

Santa Claus is a fraud Saint Nicholas. :P

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