Just a question: Do Catholics in general allow their children to believe in Santa? I was raised by Protestants, and I as well as all of the other kids in my church believed in Santa, but it was always made clear to us that the birth of Jesus was what the holiday was about and that that’s what we should focus on. My mom always told me that Santa loved Jesus very much and his way of celebrating his birthday was to give toys to children to make them happy, because when you love Jesus you want to do nice things for others.
However, my fiance who was raised Catholic was not allowed to believe in Santa or the Easter Bunny because his family wanted him to focus completely on what the holiday was about. (Of course they gave him presents on Xmas though.)
I just wondered what everyone else does. Is Santa allowed in your home? If yes, how do you explain it? If no, why not?