The grinch who ruined Christmas

Saturday, January 2, 2010

What were you thinking when you put an article and photograph about Santa with a caption reading, "Older children hold fast to their faith in Saint Nick, and to their innocence" on the Dec. 24 front page of the Post ["Under Santa's ageless spell"]? My 8-year-old daughter lost her innocence about Santa on Christmas Eve morning this year. We still had her convinced that there was a Santa at the North Pole working on gifts while his elves came to the malls; however, after she saw the photo, read the caption and then the article, there was no way to continue the pretense. Not all your readers are adults, and children often read more than just KidsPost.

Janet Schiavone, Reston

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