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    Warning: If there are any Santa-loving wee ones peeking over your shoulder, this would be a good time to send them on their way.

    Shortly after airing a news segment aimed at helping parents curb their kids’ high-budget Christmas expectations, WFLD anchor Robin Robinson decided it was the perfect time to cut to the chase and advised parents to just tell kids there’s no such thing as Santa.

    Just one problem with that Grinch-worthy reveal — Robinson delivered it in primetime, without one of those handy “tell the kids to leave the room” warnings.

    “Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa,” the Chicago newscaster said bluntly. “That’s what my take is. Forget about it. That’s why they have these high expectations. They know you can’t afford it, so they’re going to ask some man in a red suit. There’s no Santa!”

    According to Robinson, children should learn the truth as soon as they can talk. And no doubt many did when they heard her comments for themselves. That detail earned Robinson a fair share of angry messages from moms and dads.

    The next night she returned to the tube with a Santa-sized mea culpa.

    “It was careless and callous to say what I said in what could have been mixed company,” Robinson told viewers. "So many kids don’t get to be children that for those who do get to live the wonder and magic of Christmas, I would never spoil it intentionally. So I sincerely apologize.”
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    How dare this woman ruin my Christmas with her 'there's no-Santa' talk!? >:[

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    Wow, thats just straight mean. I hope he gets his pay docked or something.

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    I think that was a horribly insensitive thing to do. Santa is part of Christmas for children, why take that away from them? Whats wrong with letting kids be kids?
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    How hypocrite of her to say that I don't exist. >:(

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    Imagine how much backlash it'll cause if she tells them that Jesus doesn't exist. :(

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    Wow, that is terrible. I also find it a bit contradicting that she rambles about Santa creating high expectations and in her mea culpa just goes "Er, ok, I'm sorry, you shouldn't ruin the magic of Christmas". I guess her little niece phoned her to flip her off or something LOL

    The day I found out about Santa was one of the saddest of my life (haha, yeah). So even if it sounds silly, I think children should keep believing (not forever, of course, but...). It's a child's true faith in something that makes it really exist, rather than if it exists in reality. Shame on this woman for not understanding this!

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    Wait, if Santa doesn't exist, then who's that fat b*****d who I fight every Christmas?

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    Wait... Santa isn't real? D:

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    The big bearded guy won't be happy about being accused of not existing. Isn't that right, @Santa?
    I'll keep on moving straight ahead!

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    Maybe it's because I'm now older and cynical myself, but I can see the point she was making. Even when I was much younger, there was always a voice in the back of my head saying: "Of course Santa isn't real! What proof do you have, and why else do your parents have to go out and buy the presents?!" But I'm one of those people who will continue to believe in something, despite any doubt, until I have confirmation. Believing in Santa made it felt like magic also existed, and the day I discovered he definitely wasn't real was the day my childhood ended. I think I would actually be a happier person overall if I wasn't lied to for so long. Seriously.

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    S-Santa isn't real?! T_T

    Seriously though, me and my Mum just tell my younger brothers that Santa can't afford everything, or that due to the large amount of children across the world, parents and big brothers/sisters have to give Santa a bit of a hand.

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    Dad? Is that you???

    It's not but it does remind me of when I learned that Santa wasn't real... at 4.

    Seriously though, that's messed up in an hilarious way.

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    Well they were going to learn eventually I spose.

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    Santa isn't real? My life is a lie!

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    Sucks to be a kid who believed in Santa and heard that.
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