What I told my daughter when she started asking questions ( we did the Santa thing, and she needed to keep the secret for her little brother) was that Santa is real for as long as he lives on in the hearts of children. But even though I’m not a practicing churchgoer, we always put the biggest emphasis on the Christmas Story. Christmas…is all about a baby. BTW I loathe ultra religious stories, but my Aunt got my daughter a book when she was a baby and on top of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas’, it is our Christmas Eve story to this day. I HIGHLY recommend it. It explains the levels of Christmas (toys and gifts, Santa…so on and so forth but at the top is goodwill. )and what is important . The Christmas Lizard.
Get it. ☺