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73
39
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Debate Score:112
Arguments:20
Total Votes:113
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Should we encourage the belief that kids have in Santa Claus?

Yes

Side Score: 73
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No

Side Score: 39
11 points

Santa Claus is such a big part of childhood. I wouldn't take it away from my kids.

Side: yes
11 points

That's a good point, but they end up so disappointed when they learn he's not real.

Side: yes
11 points

They usually figure it out on their own at an age where they were already questioning his existence.

Side: yes
11 points

I suppose so.

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Side: yes
2 points

Santa made Christmas more exciting. It is disappointing when you find out he isn't real though...

Side: yes
1 point

It's all part of childhood, just like fairy tales .

Side: yes
1 point

Santa Claus is tradition and traditions should be passed on. Belief in Santa Claus is one of the things you look back on as you get older. I love watching my younger siblings putting out cookies, a carrot and some whisky on Christmas eve ready for him coming. Even though I know he isn't real, it seems to make it so much more special. When I have children, I'm sure I will encourage the belief in Santa Claus. If they don't want to believe it, then that's fine, but if they do I will go along with it. :-)

Side: yes

Santa like a lot of childhood experiences is magical, my five year old is telling me all year what he wants, last year he couldn't even contain his excitement on Christmas eve. If you have children then you'd be somewhat cruel to take away Santa, there is no positive reason to do so.

Side: yes

Children need to believe in Santa. It is a beautiful experience. I have fond memories of believing in Santa Claus.

Side: Yes
12 points

I don't know. It's ok for them to be aware of the Santa Claus myth but I wouldn't encourage them to believe in it.

Side: No
12 points

I'd rather not bullshit my kids.

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Side: No
6 points

No but it's necessary for companies to milk the commercialization that Santa allows.

Side: No

Santa, Tooth Fairy, and the god damn Easter bunny are forbidden to be spoken of in my house.

Side: No

I agree because Rabbit's don't lay eggs lol.

Side: No

If you encourage the belief at home then what will happen when people around them start talking about how their is no Santa Claus.Such as older classmates or older siblings.They might just start over reacting.

Side: No
1 point

Father Christmas is better.

Side: No
1 point

Naaah, no point lying to my kids just to have them disappointed later. Their childhood won't be ruined if I didn't tell them.

Side: No