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QOTD – December 24th – Here Comes Santa?



I don’t want to spoil your childhood, but “Santa Claus” doesn’t …. shhh. Sorry, I won’t ruin it for you. The countdown has begun, and children all over the world are waiting to hear the sound of hoofs on their roofs.

How old were you when the Santa myth wore off? What was the turning point? Who broke the news, and how did you take it?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

6 comments on “QOTD – December 24th – Here Comes Santa?

  1. Robert Long
    December 24, 2013

    I think I was about nine or ten when it wore off. I kinda figured it out for myself, and I took it pretty well.

  2. Matthew Candamo
    December 24, 2013

    I think I was about 5yrs old.When my parents told me Santa isn’t real. I think I was either really sad about it or I didn’t really care. I’m pretty sure I didn’t care, because I knew my parents (mom) always gave me the gifts.

  3. Kendra Virgin
    December 29, 2013

    I was 12 and I had found the presents that santa was gonna bring in the attic. I didn’t know what they were at the time but come christmas day I found out and cried and had a talk with my dad. He told me that the likely hood of there being a santa at the north pole was as likely as there being one who lived in Fiji and had a sleigh pulled by flamingos, and that made me feel allot better. But even since my sister figured it out we still say that “Santa” comes each year, it still brings a little magic to the holidays!

  4. Joseph Walkley
    January 28, 2014

    I was about 12 or so. i saw my mom and dad outting stuff under the tree and then was told in the morning. I took it pretty well.

  5. adrian santiago
    January 28, 2014

    no one really broke the news to me. i kinda just grow up and stopped believing, and then later in life i kinda figured out that Santa was a symbol of happiness. its the thing that makes people want to me a little more nice then usually.

  6. colbey
    January 28, 2014

    I probably believed in santa when i was like 5 but i think it was a phase because i don’t remember when i stopped believing he was real.

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