So there has been this ongoing discussion in our office whether to have children believe in Santa Claus or not. First—I’m the only person without kids, so my opinion differs. However, I think that kids should believe in Santa Claus—don’t you believe? I was telling one of the girls, maybe he’s not real. But what is real is seeing a child’s wonderment at Santa Claus, and the magic of getting gifts that “appear” under the tree. Aren’t we supposed to come to God as children? As we age do we lose that magic of believing in things? Some families observe a more traditional and factual celebration of St Nickolas and the presents in the shoes. Others just have 3 gifts under the tree, signifying the 3 gifts for the baby Jesus. Others believe that lying to your children about Santa Claus is a bad example, only leading children to believe you’re lying about other things. Hmmm. I do believe, in the Spirit of Christmas, and what a more adequate jolly representation of that spirit than a man in a bright red suit who brings joy to good little boys and girls? Do you believe?