When do kids find out about Santa?

Vouchercodes.co.uk have done a little survey into Christmas

 The survey revealed that 46% of children under 18 have never believed in Santa! (OMG!!!)

It also found that girls hold onto the Christmas magic longer than boys, (Yay Annalise!) – believing in Saint Nick until the age of eight years and three months on average. By contrast boys stopped believing an average seven months earlier, at only seven years and eight months old (Boo for Frankie)

 VoucherCodes also wanted to find out the ways in which children discover the truth about Santa, and found that the most common way was being told by someone at school, with nearly a third of the vote (31%).

Other common ways of finding out were through an older sibling or relative (27%), children seeing their parents putting presents under the tree instead of Santa (26%) and seeing a Santa impersonator without their hat/beard on by accident (4%).

Blimey….don’t get caught putting pressies under the tree and don’t send your kid to school near Christmas time!!



  1. Naomi
    December 14, 2010 / 5:55 pm

    I am amazed at the statistics. I doubt my children would believe in Santa – however saying that they believe in the tooth fairy.

  2. December 14, 2010 / 9:02 pm

    Perhaps we’re good at lying but we’re telling our children the following
    *We buy them presents and so does Father Christmas. That way if they find presents in the wardrobe they’re from us and not Father Christmas. He brings their surprises. That also explains why naughty children still get presents at christmas time. Their parents buy them!
    *The Santas in the shops all work for Father Christmas and pass the childrens’ requests on to the real guy!
    And if all else fails just lie blatently.

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