The heartbreaking realization of Santa being a fictional character


Evelyn Webster, Opinion Editor

Christmas: “the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth, held on December 25” is one of the world’s most celebrated holidays, yet it also constitutes as one of world’s widest spread lies.

That’s right, the mythical and magical Christmas superstar, Santa, is not real. With most of you readers being high school students, you seemingly have already experienced the saddening realization of Santa being made up.

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, you know how truly heartbreaking it was to find out or be told that all those gifts you received were actually from your parents. Or the cookies and milk you left for Santa to have, your parents scarfed them down while you were sleeping.

If Santa is all fun and games until one realizes he’s a complete lie, then why do families play along just to let their children down anyway? Is it morally right? No. Is it playful and fun while it lasts? Yes.

The only logical reason families who decide to play Santa for roughly 10 years is seemingly only for some playful fun. Although, overall, it may not be necessarily worth it.

It doesn’t feel good to be lied to for nearly a decade, even if it’s simply for fun. Will this be an eternal tradition for Christmas celebrators? Hopefully not.