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30 November 2010

Don't let Santa lose his magic

Will your child go to bed tonight believing that a jolly, fat man in red and white will visit? That's good, some psychologists reckon.

They believe in Barbie, Ben 10 and the Tooth Fairy. But how many children go to bed on Christmas Eve believing in their hearts that the toys they long for are really brought by a jolly, fat man in red and white?

Children fed the Santa Claus story are wising up to the myth at an ever-earlier age, while parents are increasingly reluctant to indulge their children in an annual untruth that they fear may do more harm than good when the deceit is exposed.

 
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