Telling Kids that there is no Santa

Nicole - posted on 01/02/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )

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http://www.collegehumor.com/video:194483...

I think he's obnoxious or as someone called him in the comments section, a "pretentious douchebag".
From watching the video, he doesn't seem to be hurting anyone, just running around p'ing off their parents during the holidays.


What do you think?

Does my asking if people are offended by this video suggest that I am Santaphobic? JK

What do you think of this guy?

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Dana - posted on 01/02/2011

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Well, we don't really know if the children get upset because we don't get to see any reactions.

Lacye - posted on 01/02/2011

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What a fucking douche bag! I'm still on the fence about the whole santa thing but come on! Just because a parent lets a child believe that doesn't give him the right to tell the kids that there is no santa! At least he had the decency not to tell that last little girl there was no santa since what she asked for was a new mommy.

Rosie - posted on 01/02/2011

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i think it's being pretty fucking mean. my kids don't believe in santa, and i've tried my hardest to get them to not spoile it for other kids. my middle boy did say something, but luckily it was to a kid that didn't believe either. i think that guy is pretty immature.

Jodi - posted on 01/02/2011

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That's it Julianne. We do Santa, I know some people don't. But there is a line where we need to respect one another's beliefs, and he totally violated that.

And Nicole, how do you know he wasn't hurting anyone? Just because the kids didn't appear to be upset, perhaps it just hadn't sunk in yet. Some of them looked quite confused, probably just putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with the right questions.

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Meghan - posted on 01/02/2011

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I think the guy is a total twatt waffle but the part where he yelled out "Santa isn't real and neither is God" did make me laugh- doesn't excuse what he did and it is horrible.

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We don't do Santa, but it isn't my place or my kids (hopefully) place to be the 'bearer of bad news' for anyone else.

Dana - posted on 01/02/2011

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I don't think we see their response at all, I see them overwhelmed by some idiot too much to have a reaction.

Sherri - posted on 01/02/2011

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I can't comment because nothing I can say is fitting for a public forum. Let me just tell you if someone did this to my child, they wouldn't ever find his body.

Nicole - posted on 01/02/2011

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that's not entirley true. You do see their initial responses. What happened after that isn't shown, so they could have gotten upset after what the man said had sunk in. They also might have been prepared for it. There is a lot that isn't shown in this video, including angry parents giving this guy a kick to the nuts

Bonnie - posted on 01/02/2011

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Oh my, that is just plain wrong! It is up to parents to tell their children Santa is not real, not some stranger on the street.

Johnny - posted on 01/02/2011

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We do the Santa thing but we aren't committed to following the idea that he's a real guy actually doing all this stuff. Mostly because my 2 year old seems surprisingly skeptical about the entire thing. Regardless, it's obnoxious what he is doing. I'd be more pissed if he was busting the tooth fairy story though, I need that one to work for me.

Nicole - posted on 01/02/2011

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“And Nicole, how do you know he wasn't hurting anyone?”

You make a good point. I was making an assumption based on the fact that the kids didn’t seem upset.

“my kids don't believe in santa, and i've tried my hardest to get them to not spoile it for other kids”

I agree. It’s fine if parents don’t want to tell their kids about Santa Clause, but its not their right to tell other parent’s children. I told my son the story of Santa Clause. To him, its like any other story. Since he doesn’t go around telling other kids there’s no Diego, he wouldn’t go around telling them there’s no Santa.

“Omg, that guy needs a kick to the nuts”

I’m surprised he didn’t get one

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i hate santa, but he shouldnt do that, im going to teach my daughter not to tell other kids that santa doesnt exist.

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