We never told our sons that Santa was real. We didn’t because of two reasons. One, a friend of my husband’s, when she was young and found out that Santa was a story, asked her parents, “Did you make up Jesus too?” Two, when my sister found out that there was no Santa she screamed and yelled and pitched a fit and basically ruined the Christmas celebration that year. She was 8.
But my son the other day said that he was going to tell his kids about Santa. He said, “Christmas was never magical.” Ouch.