(Closed) How did you find out Santa was a hoax?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Mine was pretty not-dramatic. I woke up to use the bathroom and caught them putting out the gifts. The End. I had 2 much older brothers, so it wasnt that much of a surprise. I think I probably already knew. It was just a *shrug* “As long as i’m still getting presents” kind of thing. I dont remember being upset at all. I think I was like 6-7 at the time.

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wait….. You mean….. Santa’s not real?!








Kidding. I think I figured it out when I found all the bags of presents in my mom’s closet, and then unwrapped the same one from “Santa”. She wasn’t so good at the hiding, and I’m a Nosy McNoserson.

Post # 5
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@UpstateCait: Mine has some similarity to yours!

My mom was always very dilligent about having special wrapping paper for the gifts from Santa (so I didn’t catch on that way) but I recognized her handwriting on the tags on the presents!  After I told her how I figured it out, she started printing the “Santa Tags” on the printer! (I have a younger brother and sister).

Post # 6
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I noticed the Santa tags were in my moms handwriting and the presents from the parents to other family members were in the same wrapping paper as Santas. Also, my older cousin told me trying to prove how cool he was to know such a grown up fact.

Post # 7
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My ex-stepdad, the jerk.  I was crushed at the time. 

Post # 8
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I walked in on my dad and his friend building my Barbie dream house. Cry

Post # 9
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I always wondered why I already had gifts wrapped under the tree from santa before Christmas (to: trugem from: santa). Those gifts always went with the big gifts that Santa left me. lol

Then I always wondered why my parents would complain about the price of the things I asked for. I was like, “You are not buying them so it doesn’t matter how much it costs.” lol They told me that they had to pay Santa. lol I was mad when I found out because I already had in my head that I was going to ask Santa for a Mustang when I turned 16. lol

Post # 10
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

we lived in an apt in NYC and all the stories talked about him coming down a damn chimney.  My mom tried to say oh he would come in through the fire escape but being that the fire escape was in my room and I NEVER heard no damn Santa coming, that was pretty much a wrap.  Thanks for trying Mom.  Plus we never had money so I never got much for Xmas anyway. i think I was about 6 when I realized.  I always got a quarter for my teeth (my mom could afford that haha) so I thought the tooth fairy was real until FOREVER, hahaha.

Post # 11
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My mother said I was about 4 years old and declared that I knew there was no Santa and that it was her and my father putting out the presents. Apparently she said “Yup. You’re right! There’s no Santa.” I have no recollection of this so I don’t think I was disappointed.

Post # 13
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I actually remember this clearly…

I was about 2, my parents told us we were going to our neighbors to get presents from Santa. I waited all night by the chimney…. and he walked in the back door. I was officially freaked and so my parents told me it was our neighbor and never tried to perpetuate the myth again.. 

Post # 14
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I always asked how Santa was able to go to everyone’s house in one night.  I can’t remember when I actually found out.  I do remember talking about it in second grade, and I got in a fight with a girl in my group who thought Santa was real and her mother wouldn’t lie to her.  Guess I crushed her dream 🙂

Post # 15
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I was raised as a Jehovah Witness and we never celebrated Christmas, so I always knew there was no Santa Claus.

Post # 16
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Older sister. ‘Nuf said. 

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