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By the age of 5 5 10.00%
Ages 5 to 7 10 20.00%
Ages 8 to 10 26 52.00%
Ages 10 to 15 2 4.00%
Never! 7 14.00%
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:58 PM   #16
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I think I fall into the "8 to 10" category.

I remember I had heard a rumor on the playground, and then later on for dinner at a restaurant, I completely broke down crying and confronted my parents. I thought I was going to get in trouble or something . . . like I had found out something bad that I wasn't supposed to.

Of course, my parents just laughed and smiled. They thought I was being really cute.

That's just one of many stories that proves I really missed out, and did not receive the "rebellion" gene.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:39 PM   #17
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My pain in the arse 4 (almost 5) year old doesn't believe at all in him. No matter what I do.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:59 PM   #18
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8,of course you find out sooner or later you parents aren`t just sneeking out for the hell of it
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #19
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I was about maybe 10 when I made the discovery. Still very much believe in the spirit of him now though
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:25 AM   #20
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right there with you Beav. If I stop believing then I'll stop getting presents from Santa. That's how it works you guys
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:27 AM   #21
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I don't remember how old I was....but I found out on my own that my dad was the one who wrote the "reply" to the letters I leave out with the milk, cookies and carrots (for the reindeers ) by looking at the handwriting (my dad has a unique handwriting).

But overall....I still believe in the spirit of Santa....real or not!
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:57 AM   #22
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To be honest I think I was about 10!! I think it was more of an ignorance is bliss kind of thing... people were always saying "mum and dad blah blah blah" but I dont know... it just never really sunk in. Then one year I just broke out of it... My brother is now 13 (14 in about a week and a bit) and hasn't said anything about not believing in him... mum and I have talked about it heaps. But he most know My sister is still 9, so hopefully its not for a few years yet.

Because once my sister stops beleiving I'll be really depressed because it sucks all the magic out of Christmas. Santa makes it so much more magical I find.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:23 AM   #23
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I honestly don't really remember believing in Santa. Certainly by 5 I'd worked out there was no way that anyone could possibly fly all the way down to New Zealand and pop down all the chimneys in the country to deliver gifts, and we were just one country of many. I imagine my fascination with atlases helped there. And come on, flying reindeer? I think I always just took it as a fun childhood story, on the same level as fairytales and Disney movies and Thomas The Tank Engine, not as anything to take seriously. I incidentally did the same with the popular improbable religious stories like Noah's Ark - I've just had a skeptical side all my life.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:45 AM   #24
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I never believed in that dude from the North Pole. But I see that's not an option here.

Then again, if we're talking about the one and only Sinterklaas, then I think I was around 7 or 8 when I found out that he wasn't alive anymore.
I think this what my parents explained to me....they told me about St Nicholas - the real Santa...who came and delivered food and stuff to the poor........is that Sinterklaas?
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:16 AM   #25
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Yep, that's him.

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Old 12-18-2007, 12:14 PM   #26
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don't remember the exact age but I told my mom about a letter I had taped to the inside of the chimney asking Santa for a particular Barbie doll that year. I remember her taking the letter but I don't remember getting a Barbie that year
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:36 AM   #28
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I was about 8. I heard rumors that there was no Santa, and I thought it over. The idea of one man going to all the houses around the world in one night suddenly didn't make any sense.
Plus, I found one of my Christmas gifts hidden away in the front hallway closet!
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #29
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I was about 9 or 10. In my house the present I got from Santa was always a different Santa wrapping paper from any other gifts. A week after Christmas I found that roll of paper in a corner in the basement. I knew then. I didnt let on that I knew though until about 13! LOL I still get a sock and present from Santa every year (everyone in my family does as my nephews still believe). I think even when they dont we will all still have socks.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:33 PM   #30
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I never did. the asshole never brought me anything, my parents did. that's how i notice it was just crap.

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