DISCLAIMER: If you are expecting a visit from Santa a few days from now, read no further! (Else, you will get a lump of coal under the tree.)
We all know Santa Claus. As children, we have heard the details of the man, the myth, the legend — a big jolly sort in a red suit with a white beard who delivers presents to those who managed to stay out of trouble. Santa Claus has evolved into being one of the symbols of Christmas; though he may go by different names, his image is everywhere and he seems to transcend culture in the modern era.
“Though he may go by different names, his image is everywhere, and he seems to transcend culture in the modern era.”
The pending arrival of Santa has become a tradition to children around the world, and many of us still recall that horrible time when we supposedly “found out” the truth behind Santa’s [spoiler alert!] mythic, fictitious character and purpose. Spying for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and waking up to see the exact presents requested on my list was, for me, a true delight and one of the best sensations that I personally experienced as a child.
So how did the magic end? SAS students pinpoint the end of an era: