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To think santa has had his day?

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lavenderferns Sat 25-Nov-17 10:02:49

As a little girl, I did believe and I didn't really give much thought to the logistics behind santa, or FC as he was then. I was able to simultaneously believe my parents bought me presents and FC did too.

Now, with screens and media and a version of 'Santa' (amazon 1 click) has he just had his day? As what used to be incredible magic is now just an ordinary part of life!

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 25-Nov-17 10:08:33

Nope. As parent to a 6 year old and a 12 year old he's absolutely not had his day; the excitement building up in the 6 year old between now and Christmas Eve is one of my absolute things in the world. The 12 year old knows, and knows we know he knows, but winks and carries on making magic for his little brother.

You can keep a little magic alive even in this age of technology and prime delivery.

Unnoticed Sat 25-Nov-17 10:08:38

Still magic in this house - most things can be explained away with a bit imagination.

Unnoticed Sat 25-Nov-17 10:09:04

*of imagination...

insancerre Sat 25-Nov-17 10:10:31

I work with young children and the magic is still there

MsVestibule Sat 25-Nov-17 10:14:58

The magic is definitely still alive and well in our house! Unbelievably, my reasonably intelligent 9yo still believes, although I suspect my 10yo doesn’t.

So it’s still a big deal in our family 😊.

strawberrypenguin Sat 25-Nov-17 10:15:41

No way! My 6yo is so excited that Santa will be coming soon. It’s magical and lovely.

UnicornRainbowColours Sat 25-Nov-17 11:26:35

No way!! Accompanied my mummy boss and my toddler charge to Harrods to see Santa yesterday. It was magical, very well done.

jollyjester Sat 25-Nov-17 11:29:24

My 6 year old can wait to download the Santa tracker app and follow it.

The magic is there is you want to make it!

DownTheChimney Sat 25-Nov-17 11:30:12

Father Christmas will never die, never fshock

WorraLiberty Sat 25-Nov-17 11:36:32

If a child is young enough to believe in Santa, I can't really see social media being able to spoil it for them. As for Amazon, that's no different to all TV ads and Santa's in stores really.

Dippingmytoesin Sat 25-Nov-17 11:41:42


You’re an adult it’s obviously not going to feel as magical now as when you was a child.

All the children in my family love Father Christmas and get excited about the grotto etc

WellThisIsShit Sat 25-Nov-17 11:47:59

Magic can exist in every era of humanity. This era is really not that different regardless of the advances in shopping and distribution you mention. I’m not quite sure why you would imagine these are related in any way to the idea of magic and mystery in everyday life?

In fact your OP reads rather like an essay question or a statement to kick off a debating contest. Interesting.

OuchLegoHurts Sat 25-Nov-17 11:51:24

Nope, magic is still as alive for children as you make it. But I think cynicism in adults has increased and a lot of adults expect their children to grow up very quickly. I think that's the only difference.

Bumbumtaloo Sat 25-Nov-17 11:54:44

Not in our house, my youngest dd (5) definitely still believes, older dd (nearly 8 Christmas birthday) we’re not so sure about, I guess we will known soon enough.

Dustysparrow Sat 25-Nov-17 12:01:23

YCNBMUIYT (You could not be more unreasonable if you tried)! Father Christmas will never go out of style!

IJustLostTheGame Sat 25-Nov-17 12:08:15

My 5 year old dd loves father Christmas.
My DM would say father Christmas only comes to those who believe in him.
I was 30 when father Christmas stopped coming to me.

Mamabear4180 Sat 25-Nov-17 12:15:29


Mamabear4180 Sat 25-Nov-17 12:16:17

I'm also gutted how many threads about santa there are on MN.

Mamabear4180 Sat 25-Nov-17 12:18:59

lavenderferns Sat 25-Nov-17 12:20:31

AIBU is a debate board, WellThis


BitchQueen90 Sat 25-Nov-17 12:21:02

Magic is still there for my 4yo. We're going to Lapland next year. I'll always cherish these amazing memories.

SageYourResoluteOracle Sat 25-Nov-17 12:26:08

I totally disagree. I was running the Grotto at my daughter's school fair last night and it was truly magical. One granny who went in with her own daughter and grandchildren, turned to me just as she stepped inside and whispered 'This is incredible'.

Besides, what you do mean 'so many Santas?' There is only one, right? Right??

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Sat 25-Nov-17 12:28:39

My DS thought Santa was even more magical because of Amazon. 'Imagine though, he does all that by himself and Amazon have huge warehouses and trucks and millions of people working for them.'

notangelinajolie Sat 25-Nov-17 12:34:35

What would a Santa-less Christmas be like? How would that work? I know Santa isn't a religious character but there are religions who don't celebrate Christmas. Some kind of a variation on that?

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