*Santa Spoiler Warning for parents with kids reading over their shoulder.... I was always told by my mom that there was a Santa, and I totally believed her up until middle school. She even wrote "From Santa" on Christmas gifts into my early 20s. I was an imaginative kid, so I got very into the Santa thing and my mom made it fun. I was to ask Santa for gifts, but was never coerced into good behavior under the threat of no Christmas presents. Even when I realized the truth, I still loved the story and the spirit in which it was told. DH on the other hand, had a very different experience. His parents told him from the start that Santa was a lie that parents told their kids to get them to behave, and I remember thinking that was such a sad way to look at it. So, what were you told about Santa? What do you tell your kids?