“YES. I think we saw Santa in the mall during my son’s toddler years and I told him that if he’s a good boy, Santa will give him a present for Christmas.” —Cathy Cantada-Dizon, mom of one
“Yup, Daven knows Santa. The red guy who is very kind. He knows him as mama and papa’s friend and not a Christmas person who gives gifts. He’s someone who will make us happy. He loves all people who make me and him happy and treat him as a friend.” —Alizza Mistades
“Yes, so that he’d be nice all throughout the year and so he’d look forward to Christmas! When we put up Christmas decor at home, I introduced Azi to Santa Claus because he was seeing him everywhere. I told him that Santa gives presents to all little boys and girls who are nice, and only a candy cane to the naughty ones. It worked because every time he does something ‘not nice’ like not packing away his toys, I tell him that he’d be on the naughty list so he’d instantly do his chores.
“His teacher told us to buy any book (they wanted to show the kids that Santa gives something educational, which I think is awesome!) because Santa is going to their Christmas school program. I asked Azi what he wanted from Santa and he got his first present from him this Christmas—an ‘Inside Out’ storybook!” —Anna Deroca
“Theo was watching several cartoons and he came across Santa that way. So, one day, he just came up to me all giddy and told me that, this Christmas, he wants a toy robot from Santa. I played along. I see nothing wrong about the concept of Santa because it makes Christmas more interesting and more festive. It also lets the kids look forward to it more. Let the parents worry about letting the kids know the truth about Santa later on. Haha.” —Tere Cruz-Tenorio
“I honestly don’t know how to answer this ’coz they don’t get gifts from Santa but they know who he is. Medyo walang follow-through, haha.” —Fozzy Castro-Dayrit
“We did not introduce Santa to our kids because we want to focus on the birth of Jesus, our Savior, as the reason for the season. That alone is such a hard concept to grasp for kids, so we stick to that story. However, through daycare and kindergarten, in the last two years, my six-year-old finally learned about Santa and what he does. I think he treats Santa like his cartoons, Ninja Turtles, for example. He knows kids like him know about Santa, but he doesn’t really expect that there is Santa in real life since we still say that the gifts under the tree are from Mommy and Daddy.” —Tricia Bare, mom of two kids, ages 6 and 2
“We haven’t had that #ConvoWithOlivia yet. She’s nine months but when the time comes, I will tell her about the tradition that is Santa but discuss more about the season as one of giving and the essence and meaning of Christmas in terms of faith.” —GP and Andi Reyes