Keeping Santa’s identify a secret is much harder today for parents than when I was a boy. Back then we didn’t have the Internet or the onslaught of cynicism that makes it hard for kids today to be as gullible as we were.
When I was a boy I honestly believed in Kris Kringle, the elves and reindeers. Like many other Generation X’ers, I eagerly awaited the annual airing of the now classic TV movie I looked “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”, in large part because I really believed the story. I never bothered to question why Santa, even when he looked a little different at the Sears my grandparents took me to. (more…)