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View Poll Results: Santa Claus - When did you find out the truth?
I never believed in Santa Claus 3 9.68%
I was under 5 years old 2 6.45%
I was under 10 years old 19 61.29%
Truth? What do you mean? Of course Santa Claus is real! 5 16.13%
I'm Santa Claus and I believe in my own existence. 2 6.45%
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I was in Grade 2. A girl in my grade had older siblings who had told her. She came to school after that Christmas and told everyone, ruining Santa for us all.
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I was never raised to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, nor any other holiday. I can remember thinking there will be some mad kids when they discover their parents have lied all this time. Do I feel like I missed out? Heaven's no! I spend the holidays with my family like I always have. Although some are deceased but I put more emphasis on family and memories than the actually holidays!
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NO SANTA ???? That explains it then. Every year I ask for a fat bank account a skinny body and my man to get home. Instead i got a skinny account a fat body and that man still gone. Now I know why. Thanks for the enlightenment! !!!!

LOL .....around 6 years of age
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Mom loved playing up the idea of fantasy...Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Toothfairy...I think she even made some up. Did anyone else have a Sock Gnome? Yeah, that's what I thought.

My dad however was a science guy, always wanting me to learn about the planets and why a bar of soap floats.

So one night driving home from ballet, I had my feet up on the dash of the car looking at my skinny legs shoved into fuzzy tights and informed my mother that I was sad to say that I didn't think Santa Clause was real because based on a picture of a reindeer I'd seen and the appearance of their legs, there was no way they could fly. Therefore the whole theory must be chucked. I was seven. I think she cried.
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I don't recall specifically ever learning the truth about Santa... but I know I was under 10.
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I never believed in Santa but my girls did until their friends at school told them (age 6 & 8). Although they didn't tell me they knew the truth till they were like 11 lol
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My mom bless her heart she kept the old traditional way with "Good old Saint Nick" I was about 10 an it was a friend of mines in school that spoiled it for me. Lol I can remember it like it was yesterday me all disappointed running home from school to tell my sister secretly "Santa Claus is mom" so she confessed. Her trick in keeping it going was the wraping paper she never showed us so on Christmas Day when we woke up our living room was filled with presents but different wraping paper. She was the best had me an my siter fouled. Miss an love you mom R.I.P
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I never believed in Santa but my girls did until their friends at school told them (age 6 & 8). Although they didn't tell me they knew the truth till they were like 11 lol
I love it leave it to our friends to spoil it hehe lol. Miss them days
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Around about 8 our headmaster told us one morning assembly but I decided not to believe him until I couldnt keep the truth from myself any longer and that was age 11, late I know but I just loved the mystery and wonder of it all...still grieving
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My mom told me if i didn't believe he wouldn't leave me anything. I think i believed a little longer than others cuz i was an only child and a military brat, so no close friends or siblings to ruin it for me.
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I was 8 years old.
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I think I was maybe 8, I was the oldest of 5 kids that year, and I noticed I got to help wrap a few gifts for my mom, and her hand writing was the same as Santa's on all the packages, and some things I found in the closest ended up under the tree from Santa, so I think I asked, then told my brother who was the next one born, and my mom said we couldn't tell the other kids, which my youngest sister was only 7 weeks old that year so it was fun watching them believe for a few years anyway.
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Her trick in keeping it going was the wraping paper she never showed us so on Christmas Day when we woke up our living room was filled with presents but different wraping paper.
My folks did that for us and we do it for my son

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Around about 8 our headmaster told us one morning assembly but I decided not to believe him until I couldnt keep the truth from myself any longer and that was age 11, late I know but I just loved the mystery and wonder of it all...still grieving
What school were you at???? Bloody Demon Headmaster!!!

I got told when I was 6 by someone at school. I remember being relieved - I wasn't too keen on the whole Santa thing. My son is now 12 so we will see if he's still going with it. Every year he stands in the queue with all the toddlers and we get our photo done and everything. I keep thinking this will be the year he will fess up that he knows to avoid the humiliation. Will keep you posted on that one!
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I know Mooshy, there were younger children in assembly too, pretty mean of him
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I know Mooshy, there were younger children in assembly too, pretty mean of him
I just checked your age - coz I was right and we are both from the times when parents never complained at the school or to the county!!! If that happened now the yummy mums would be up the road with their twitter warcries and demands for meetings before the head's feet hit the gound.
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I was young I think 6 or 7 my mom told me all about Santa not being real and how the Easter bunny and tooth fairy also weren't I didn't care I was getting presents or money or candy anyway so it didn't bother me. Now I pass the knowledge down to my kids about the dame thing and my mom tells me not to. Smh they are my kids I and not gonna lie to them
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I was 8 and the rumor was going around (my catholic school)the 3rd grade that Santa wasn't real. So at bedtime on Christmas eve I asked my Dad and he told me (looking horrified) it was for me to believ or not but he believed. As it worked out that night long after I was asleep a friend of my dads dressed as Santa brought a gift and put it at the end of my bed. So through sleepy eyes I saw him. If I hadn't been more interested in the rain deer and kept my butt in bed instead of looking out the window and seeing Matt Deroamas yellow sports car I would have been in another year.
But yup he exists I believe it, giving of ones self with not expecting in return.

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5th grade. My teacher, Miss Scipioni told us about the Christmas story and that Santa Claus was just a symbol of the season. Never forgave the woman, still don't to this day!!!
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