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ms411
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December 16, 2013 10:54 pm  

I do not want to donate to groups that perpetuate the Santa myth, so am looking for legit organizations on STT that don't use Santa to distribute gifts. I think the kids should know that real people in the community contributed the gifts.

Are there any STT groups that don't perpetuate the Santa myth?

Thanks!


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December 16, 2013 11:21 pm  

I know you said you want to donate to children, but here is an alternative that might be of interest to you.

There is a Forgotten Angels Christmas tree set up in Tutu Mall by Volunteers of the Virgin Islands Inc.
The entrance by Subway.

All the children Forgotten Angels are done, but there are many senior citizens still hanging. Male and female. It is written down what each one wishes.
You buy the items. Call Pat (998-9479) to tell her which card you picked - first name and there is a number on the bottom of the card, and drop off the card and gifts at the fancy ladies dress store across from the tree, next to the barber shop at the mall.


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mtdoramike
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December 16, 2013 11:32 pm  

Well guess who is going to be getting a lump of coal in their stocking Christmas morning.


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ChrisMI
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December 17, 2013 12:25 am  

This seriously breaks my heart. They're little kids. They already believe in Santa Claus, but the very sad truth is that lots of kids whose parents aren't able to get help from good people contributing to an organization that gives kids Christmas presents "from Santa" think that the reason they didn't is because they weren't good enough that year.

You have likely never encountered a child who has told you that. I have (twice), and it is absolutely heartbreaking.

Let the child who is growing up in poverty and lacks so many basic things also believe in the magic and joy of Santa Claus, like the other kids do. Please. 🙂


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December 17, 2013 12:25 am  

Well guess who is going to be getting a lump of coal in their stocking Christmas morning.

UH. Me?


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December 17, 2013 12:47 am  

Try animal welfare.


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December 17, 2013 1:49 am  


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December 17, 2013 12:29 pm  

Great post Rotor! So true.


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ms411
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December 17, 2013 1:20 pm  

The kids should be aware that it's the people in the community, not some fake person in a red suit, who are responsible for their joy and happiness. Why should somebody who doesn't exist get the credit? I don't want Santa getting credit for something he didn't do!

I've done Forgotten Angels in the past, but never noticed seniors were on the tree. I'll go by there tomorrow and see what's needed. Thanks for that info, Beachcomber.

Ha, ha! I used to get very nervous at Christmas when I was a kid, because it reminded me of all the bad things I had done. I got gifts anyway. Was I rewarded for bad behavior?


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December 17, 2013 2:16 pm  

Maybe we should kill the Easter Bunny too. What the hell. Let's deprive all the kids of their childhood altogether.


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December 17, 2013 2:25 pm  

I guess that I am mising the point in giving gifts at Christmas and not wanting them to appear to come from Santa Claus.

Why just not wait until after Christmas season is over then give them?


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December 17, 2013 2:26 pm  

I heard Bill O'Reilly has a new book called Killing Saint Nick.


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December 17, 2013 2:42 pm  

I've done Forgotten Angels in the past, but never noticed seniors were on the tree. I'll go by there tomorrow and see what's needed. Thanks for that info, Beachcomber.

You're welcome.

When I was there last Thursday, there were a lot of senior citizens on the tree still.


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December 17, 2013 3:32 pm  

I heard Bill O'Reilly has a new book called Killing Saint Nick.

hahahahahahahahaha, don't give him any ideas.


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December 17, 2013 3:57 pm  

Maybe we should kill the Easter Bunny too. What the hell. Let's deprive all the kids of their childhood altogether.

Let's not forget that darn Tooth Fairy.


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December 17, 2013 4:57 pm  

You can donate to Bert Bryan. He doesn't believe in any fat white guys in red suits giving gifts...


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ms411
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December 17, 2013 5:00 pm  

Maybe we should kill the Easter Bunny too. What the hell. Let's deprive all the kids of their childhood altogether.

Yes, get rid of them both. The stories of real heros are more interesting and motivating than stupid fairy tales. We have come so far with adult relationships in 50 years, yet we are still perpetuating silly myths to our kids.

No way I'm going to be a part of the Santa lie.


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December 17, 2013 5:18 pm  

Yes, get rid of them both. The stories of real heros are more interesting and motivating than stupid fairy tales. We have come so far with adult relationships in 50 years, yet we are still perpetuating silly myths to our kids.

No way I'm going to be a part of the Santa lie.

All right already, you made your point! Good grief, I've never read such passion about a Santa Claus. I'm beginning to realize now how dreadfully stunted my childhood was, dealing as I did with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack and the Beanstalk, Grimm's Fairy Tales and so much more. The trauma must have run really deep and I must make a New Year's Resolution (unless they're also now to be banned) to seek serious psychiatric help in 2014 to right such psychological misfortune!

Merry Crimble, Ho Ho Ho!


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December 17, 2013 5:23 pm  

Good one, OT!
I feel the same and see no harm in children being children and enjoying the magic of it all.
Life's too short to be the Grinch that stole Christmas, whatever your beliefs.


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December 17, 2013 6:32 pm  

From the website cozi.com. Great explanation letter from a mom to her daughter when she asked about Santa.

Thank you for your letter. You asked a very good question: “Are you Santa?”

I know you’ve wanted the answer to this question for a long time, and I’ve had to give it careful thought to know just what to say.

The answer is no. I am not Santa. There is no one Santa.

I am the person who fills your stockings with presents, though. I also choose and wrap the presents under the tree, the same way my mom did for me, and the same way her mom did for her. (And yes, Daddy helps, too.)

I imagine you will someday do this for your children, and I know you will love seeing them run down the stairs on Christmas morning. You will love seeing them sit under the tree, their small faces lit with Christmas lights.

This won’t make you Santa, though.

Santa is bigger than any person, and his work has gone on longer than any of us have lived. What he does is simple, but it is powerful. He teaches children how to have belief in something they can’t see or touch.

It’s a big job, and it’s an important one. Throughout your life, you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your friends, in your talents and in your family. You’ll also need to believe in things you can’t measure or even hold in your hand. Here, I am talking about love, that great power that will light your life from the inside out, even during its darkest, coldest moments.

Santa is a teacher, and I have been his student, and now you know the secret of how he gets down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve: he has help from all the people whose hearts he’s filled with joy.

With full hearts, people like Daddy and me take our turns helping Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible.

So, no. I am not Santa. Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness. I’m on his team, and now you are, too.

I love you and I always will.

Mama


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Tiberius
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December 17, 2013 7:55 pm  

Maybe we should kill the Easter Bunny too. What the hell. Let's deprive all the kids of their childhood altogether.

Yes, get rid of them both. The stories of real heros are more interesting and motivating than stupid fairy tales. We have come so far with adult relationships in 50 years, yet we are still perpetuating silly myths to our kids.

No way I'm going to be a part of the Santa lie.

I was being sarcastic.


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December 17, 2013 8:03 pm  


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Ronnie
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December 17, 2013 9:08 pm  

I don't think my life has been ruined believing in Santa Claus. Maybe you should give something to the homeless who need it whether it comes from a fictitious character or you. Just saying.


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ChrisMI
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December 17, 2013 10:54 pm  

Your posts here make much more sense to me now. I think I need to give myself a break from this site for a while. Merry Christmas to those who might want one.


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Alana33
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December 17, 2013 11:13 pm  

Belief, faith magic, love and hope take many forms!
Just Enjoy and Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!


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