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Should we tell children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist?


Simon Jenkins—Columnist for the Evening Standard and the Guardian

Christmas has always been a challenge to the rational parent. It has long superseded Easter as the defining festival of Christendom. While Easter celebrates crucifixion and resurrection—fused with pagan rituals of spring and rebirth—feasting over a special baby has come to seem a more natural family event. Of the twin…

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