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      Father Christmas or Santa ?

      I`ve always preferred to call him Father Christmas rather than Santa especially with the younger ones , but ive noticed my two 5 yrs olds are calling him Santa , probs from Kindy ? and my 11 yr old is now being told at school that FC is not real !!!!! but thank God she still believes ....and they are wrong ............I would love to know what goes through their heads as its such a magical time for them ..why would anyone want to spoil it ..? we still have a tooth fairy but she is quite tight .......
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      ......it's a magical time when the children still ...believe......!
      ......enjoy it while you can........
      ......and I've heard the tooth fairy is leaving chocolate money..........!
      .......the economic pinch gets to all of us....lol...!
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      Even for a grinch like me I say Father Christmas lol
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      Christmas or Xmas .............? I stay well away from the word xmas ......lazy ......

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      Christmas for me too, think Xmas insulting to Jesus lol
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      I use both but mainly Father Christmas and Christmas. It's a sad Christmas for me this year as my two eldest sons have left home and I've only the little one left who no longer believes in Father Christmas.
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      how old is the little one ?

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      Santa, funny I can't recall saying Father Christmas in a long time, now you have me thinking and trying to remember.. My son is familiar with both terms though, just said Father Christmas to him and asked if he likes Father Christmas? He smiled and nodded. "Who is he, is he Santa?" I asked, "yes" he said.

      It's great they still believe in him, am anticipating the day my son when a bit older comes home from school telling me Santa is not real.. but until then.. it's great on getting them to behave isn't it
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