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Autumncolourlover Thu 19-Nov-20 13:52:54

I do. Always have and suspect I always will. I hope that Christmas magic never dies and that I've successfully passed it down to dc🎄

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Anxioustoddler Thu 19-Nov-20 14:10:09

Believe in what?

madcatladyforever Thu 19-Nov-20 14:12:39

No I don't. There is no Christmas "magic" for poor children or homeless people or abused wives, or abandoned animals.
You are an adult and you need to grow up.

merryhouse Thu 19-Nov-20 14:15:20

If someone said on Christmas Eve
Come; see the oxen kneel
In the lonely barton by yonder coomb
Our childhood used to know;
I should go with him in the gloom
Hoping it might be so.

GrandUnion Thu 19-Nov-20 14:19:12

In Father Christmas? The divinity of Jesus? That Rudolf eats the carrots left out for him?

helloxhristmas Thu 19-Nov-20 14:31:53

Jesus, Father Christmas? Any guidance?


Autumncolourlover Thu 19-Nov-20 14:42:27

Sorry, I thought with it being the Christmas topic it would have been obvious. I mean Father Christmas but I suppose the same question could apply to Jesus. Both are down to faith.

@madcatladyforever I was an abused child and we didn't have much money, then I was an abused wife who is still being emotionally abused by my exH but I must have missed the memo that said there was no magic for me. Maybe you thought this was aibu with your unkind comments.

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TheCrow Thu 19-Nov-20 14:47:38

Do I believe in father Christmas? No. Do I believe in Christmas magic? Absolutely! ✨💫🌠✨

TheCrow Thu 19-Nov-20 14:49:37

Also please don't ever grow up, it's a trap 😂 if growing up means becoming a cynical bitter old thing then I can't say I really fancy it!

Anxioustoddler Thu 19-Nov-20 17:25:03

I may be being dim here but can I ask, when you say you believe in Father Christmas, do you mean you don’t purchase, wrap and present your children’s gifts and they magically appear under the tree on Xmas morning? Because if so, perhaps speak to your wife? maybe you’re my husband

VillageFete Thu 19-Nov-20 17:34:19

I think this is a lovely thread, and yes, I believe.

I hope you have a fabulous Christmas, OP star

Cherrypie32 Thu 19-Nov-20 17:37:37

I believe. I’ve been to his house in Finland.

CroakCroak Thu 19-Nov-20 17:38:56

I believe in Christmas magic smile

Lovemusic33 Thu 19-Nov-20 17:39:32

Yes 😊

Inastatus Thu 19-Nov-20 17:44:00

@madcatladyforever - bit harsh!

OP, I believe in the magic of Christmas. There’s definitely a different feeling in the air and generally people are nicer and kinder to each other.

joystir59 Thu 19-Nov-20 17:44:58

I believe in Jesus yes

CremeEggThief Thu 19-Nov-20 17:47:21

I don't. However, I take pride in the fact that DS believed for longer than I did. My mum admitted the truth when I was 7!

Doordine Thu 19-Nov-20 17:51:48

Yes, I believe. I've met him and he's truly magical ✨

WhatAreWordsWorth Thu 19-Nov-20 17:53:35

I believe in the magic of Christmas, it really is my favourite time of year grin

Nothowiexpected Thu 19-Nov-20 17:55:14

I'm with you OP, totally I'm in xx

TheStripes Thu 19-Nov-20 17:57:08

Yes, I believe in the Christmas magic. 🌟

Pipandmum Thu 19-Nov-20 18:08:56

I believe in the magic of Christmas. When my kids figured out that Santa was really me, it didn't stop us enjoying all the Christmas films and writing to Santa still went on a few years. And they still, now teens, get gifts from Santa (and Rudolf and Mrs Santa and Santa Mouse, I think even the tree came up with a gift last year).
Christmas is a combination of memories, expectation, family, celebration, tradition and worship.
Sure @madcatladyforever there are many people who do not celebrate or have the chance to enjoy Christmas for whatever reason, but there are people in terrible circumstances year round. That is not a reason to stop enjoying yourself because others are not. By your reasoning a friend should not enjoy spending time with her parents because mine have passed away. In fact one should be extra grateful and take more joy in the fact Christmas is a special and unique and yes even magical time or year.

vintageyoda Thu 19-Nov-20 18:11:26

Christmas is lovely without subverting my own logic or that of my children. I prefer life in reality, where I am just grateful for my gorgeous children and spending special family time.
I have never sought to fool myself or my children into anything, there has not been a need. We have lots fun about Father Christmas; go out to see him pass by in the sky (iss) and have great fun threatening my teen children that they had best behave if they want Father Christmas to give them presents but I have never pretended it was real. I could never stand the thought of some neglected child wondering why Father Christmas gave other kids presents and not them.
Magic is in the small delights for me, not deception.

unmarkedbythat Thu 19-Nov-20 18:12:36

In Jesus? No, I'm not a Christian.

In Santa? No.

In the magic of Christmas? No. I enjoy it. Just about every culture has a midwinter festival, a splash of light and warmth and joy in the middle of long, dark, cold winter months. If it wasn't called Christmas it would be something else! But I do generally like it, to an extent.

RelaisBlu Thu 19-Nov-20 18:28:27

I mean Father Christmas but I suppose the same question could apply to Jesus. Both are down to faith

grin grin grin grin

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