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Too many Santas in stores "confuse children"

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

Parents of young children can guarantee that several versions of Father Christmas will be doling out presents and sprinkling a bit of festive magic in the shops.

However, the popularity of the role is alleged to have backfired, with parents complaining that there are so many Santas it is confusing their children.

Debenhams, the department store chain, has this year signalled the end of an era by announcing that there will be no grottos or Santas in its shops for the first time in several years.

http://www.telegraph...ore-claims.html :santa:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

Becky asked me a couple of years ago  ( when she was 5 years old ) .. "Why so many Santas  at the mall ?"    I said - They are just santas helpers.. She bought it and  never cared to ask again

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

In case it upsets some minority group or other?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

Ok, let me get this whole Santa thing straight.....does he exist or doesn't he?  Posted Image

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

View PostBling, on 26 November 2012 - 02:05 PM, said:

Ok, let me get this whole Santa thing straight.....does he exist or doesn't he?  Posted Image

Don't break my heart :passifier:

I just watched the movie "Rise of the Guardians" ... Hollywood would not lie to us so HE IS REAL - and swings a mean sword....

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

View PostTaun, on 26 November 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

I just watched the movie "Rise of the Guardians" ... Hollywood would not lie to us so HE IS REAL - and swings a mean sword....

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Yay! I can rest easy tonight, even if he is a sword wielding weirdo. I wonder what Santa will get me this year? I've been a very good girl :-*


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 24 November 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

Becky asked me a couple of years ago  ( when she was 5 years old ) .. "Why so many Santas  at the mall ?" I said - They are just santas helpers.. She bought it and  never cared to ask again

That's what I did, too.  I guess some parents don't want to take the time to reassure their children.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 24 November 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

Becky asked me a couple of years ago  ( when she was 5 years old ) .. "Why so many Santas  at the mall ?" I said - They are just santas helpers.. She bought it and  never cared to ask again

Same thing my mom told me. :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

I'm still perplexed by the many races of Santa.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

What irks me more is that 'Christmas Creep' gets earlier every year...

Every year it creeps closer and closer to mid July!...  This year even before Halloween I heard Christmas Carols on the speakers at a store!...   (maybe because there aren't many Halloween Carols?)....


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 27 November 2012 - 04:27 PM, said:

Same thing my mom told me. :)
I was told the same thing when I was young...it worked for me.
Years later I told my young children the same and it worked for them.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

I'll tell my kids it's like Where's Waldo, only if you don't find the real Santa, you lose Christmas.

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