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Is santa allowed to come early?

Answered 2 months ago

I have school aged kids who notice everything and we’re all away for Christmas this year. Don’t want them to miss out on santa gifts but don’t really want to carry their sacks with us. What would you do?

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2 months ago
We celebrate Christmas Eve dinner

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2 months ago
No

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2 months ago
Yes

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2 months ago
Yes

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4 months ago
Can santa come to my house tomorrow?

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5 months ago
Can santa bring kids early gifts

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1 year ago
Some people are very aggressive about Santa Coming on time
Chill guys

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1 year ago
I would want him to come early

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1 year ago
Not shure

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3 years ago
It’s Christmas, what’s the point of doing something nice for your kids like a holiday if it’s half arsed because you CBF lugging the gifts? Just take an extra suitcase with locks on it. Then you can use it to bring them all home...

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3 years ago
And cart all that around?? God no.

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2 years ago
I agree, the excitement about Christmas is Santa. Once it’s over it kinda loses its hype. If you’re going to make Christmas special do it properly. I just take a separate locked suitcase full of gifts. Or courier them ahead.

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1 year ago
I disagree. My kids don't believe in Santa and we still have fun cos there's food presents and family get -togethers, and we usually celebrate a few days before hand cos everyone works xmas

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1 year ago
it dosent say how to make Santa to come to your house early

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3 years ago
If they're waking up in Paris, give them euros to buy stuff themselves and a very small gift that packs easily. Something useful for the trip would be good - a kids book on France, some colouring in stuff for traveling, a nice Christmas shirt to wear on the trip. Maybe a little camera so they can take their own photos? A scrapbook to record their trip?

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3 years ago
In your dreams

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1 year ago
I second this as the best idea yet

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3 years ago
For all you naysayers: What do you suggest for hospital employees that have to be at work at 6:30 Christmas morning? Does everyone wake up at 4 just to make sure your kids don't wonder why they got their gifts early?
When we've done it early at our house we just explain that Santa knows that some people just can't wait until Christmas to open their gifts because of work schedules, or travel plans, so Santa comes early for some people. He just doesn't advertise it because then everyone will want their presents early, and he can't do that. They've accepted that explanation with no questions asked. I know I came here late, but you do you!

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3 years ago
Yes get up at 4 am so that they wake on Christmas Day to the wonder of Santa. It literally takes 5-10 minutes to put stuff in a stocking. Big things that need assembly can be form parents and you can assemble them later. It wouldn't have even crossed my mind to give them presents early just because I wanted an extra 10 minutes sleep.

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3 years ago
I think she meant so she can see her kids excitement when they get their gifts, not getting extra sleep.

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2 years ago
Yes get up at 4am. Be excited. They go back to bed and you go to work.

I have always done it that way.

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2 years ago
I reckon it's selfish to wake your kids up that early because you want to see them excited over the presents you bought. that's all about you, not them.

My kids personally have like 4 Christmases. One with bits of my family, grandparents, uncles etc, they all pretend Santa has come. Another one early where Santa comes, because I'm a shift worker and work xmas and you try getting Christmas off, every other staff member wants it off so they can spend with their kids. They have a Christmas with their dad, who also has Santa come bring presents, and we try do something like dinner or lunch on xmas day around my shift work.
The best part is none of them even believe in Santa I'm pretty sure, but he still comes by about 3 times

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1 year ago
Not just hospital staff least you have a roster what about us funeral directors who have to do pick ups and plan funerals taking all day and into the night comforting families. Make it work

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1 year ago
Can I get a gene to giant me 3 wishes

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1 year ago
We were living in Thailand at Christmas during a 10 month holiday. We didn't want to carry a bunch of toys with us so we told the children Santa knows youre on holidays and wants to make sure you can take your presents on the plane wherever you go. No way I was lugging toys all over asia

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3 years ago
I can’t imagine what it would be like to wake up Christmas morning and not have presents under the tree. What an miserable day

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3 years ago
Oh dear you obviously don’t know the real meaning of Christmas then.

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2 years ago
You sound materialistic. What if Santa can't afford to visit some kids? I'm sure they focus on other fun parts of the day instead

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3 years ago
Yes santa can come early. Last year santa brought my kids a cubby and swings, it was huge and not possible to hide so he had to bring it early. Of course my kids had to tell their friends at school and one of the mums told me off for it. My kids came home questioning me as their friends mum apparently told her kids it wasn't from santa and they told my kids. I just said as they had been so well behaved santa made an exception. Who bloody cares what other families do!!!! Why get so upset?????

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2 years ago
Some people have to come up with answers to their kids questions. I tell my kids santa only brings one small gift, and a few stocking stuffers and the rest are from mum and dad, and this includes everyone not just us. Some parents like to give extra, and pretend the other gifts are from santa. But obviously it's a big secret and you mustn't tell the kids.
This is because what others do does affect us, and how my kids feel. But I don't understand why the mum had to tell you off.

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2 years ago
I will be at my mom's house

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3 years ago
Santa is magic, he can do anything he wants. Sometimes he comes to where we are, other years he comes before our trip, and once he came after new years because we were all really sick with chicken pox and I couldn't shop or be bothered with anything besides my 4 itchy children and their dad who had it so badly I was afraid hed peel his skin clean off. He mailed us letter saying he'd never had it and didn't want to risk infecting the elves. Then he promised to make a special trip once we recovered. January 11, was our Xmas day that holiday season.

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3 years ago
I love this

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3 years ago
But omg what about the other kids at school who would be oh so very confused by this. Lol. This sounds awesome, well done on being so flexible

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3 years ago
Santa is magical. That's all kids need to know. You gotta adapt to survive. A square on the calendar can't always dictate life. When they look back at Holiday memories, the exact date won't matter as much as the love, joy and wonderment

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2 years ago
shit thats a really cool make up from santa i hope thats what hed doto us if we were in that situation

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3 years ago
Take one or two small presents each and put in a note saying the rest of the stuff is waiting for them at home.

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2 years ago
I love these tips

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3 years ago
Have I been good

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3 years ago
I'm taking my kids overseas for Xmas and will do a shop for some stocking fillers when we arrive and their main Santa gifts will be experiences.

The stocking filler toys (that won't actually be going in our stockings as I'm not taking them) will be cheap and junky and hopefully will last long enough to keep them playing while away but not long enough that I have to log them home.

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3 years ago
If you’re going to be in Paris, can he bring a small gift with a French theme to open on the morning, also a voucher for an experience while in France. I’d leave the rest of the gifts at home under the tree and get Santa to leave a note explaining it to the kids. He would know you couldn’t fit all the gifts in your luggage to take home and he wouldn’t want them to have to leave it all behind.

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3 years ago
Thank you all for your help. My main worry was I didn’t want the kids to tell their friends that santa had delivered early and for them to feel left out or start questioning at their home as to why they couldn’t get presents early.

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3 years ago
Well santa only comes early in special situations. A friend was going to be in hospital Christmas Day so santa came early. We were away one year so santa came early.

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3 years ago
Well I'm afraid if you have it in school term that's exactly what will happen- Howe could it not? Feel free to do it, but honestly as a parent if my daughter came home telling me about it I'd be rolling my eyes. Atleast you could ask your kids/santa to ask them to keep it to themselves

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3 years ago
There is also a difference between hospital and a holiday no?

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3 years ago
Seriously kids have better shit to worry about than wondering why Santa came early to their friend.

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3 years ago
For the love of God op don't let santa come early, someone might roll their eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 years ago
Could be too late but could Santa bring them an experience in Paris? Like Euro Disney? Tickets are small, they’d like it (presumably) and nothing to carry.

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3 years ago
Maybe after, not before

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3 years ago
But then they miss out on the whole santa experience on Christmas Day and I would hate my kids feelings to be hurt.

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3 years ago
Why bother asking if you have clearly made your mind up?

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3 years ago
WEL I didn’t actually ask if I should have santa after Christmas as that is not really an option.

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3 years ago
They miss the santa experience on Christmas Day if he comes early anyway.

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3 years ago
Yes but whilst they’re watching their cousins open their presents from the jolly old guy, they can feel happy because they got to do the same thing, only weeks earlier. I guess I just hate for kids to feel left out, not just my own, so would hate for them to talk amongst their friends and for their friends’ parents to get shitty and feel pressured in any way. Unfortunately I live in a little competitive bubble and I’m probably the nice one who doesn’t want to one up anybody else.

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3 years ago
Our advent calendar (made by an old family friend, it's a bit fancy) has turned into the kids believing the elves bring something every day when they cruise by to check. Might be a Freddo or Belgium chocolates on days mummy would like some too, sometimes a toy ( a stocking filler kind of toy) grass if they have been super naughty.
No different to the Dutch doing Sinta clause.
(Yesterday I was banging with a broom under the stair well and they thought that the elves had just ran out the door)
I don't tell them these things, it's their imagination.
The kids down the road from us did gifts Christmas Eve. Everyone's different.
Just go with whatever you want.
Personally I would buy smaller stuff and take it with you if there are cousins opening santa gifts in front of them. To me he can't come to some kids in the same house and not others. If they are getting a bike have them open a mini toy bike with a photo of the real one stuck to it.

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3 years ago
I think it’s fine if Santa comes early. Just because Christmas is on Dec 25 nothing says you always have to celebrate it that day. Do what works for your family. If your kids are old enough to understand, maybe have him write a little note saying something like Santa knows you will only have so much room in your suitcases and he knows they will want to pick up some neat souvenirs so he brought their presents early. Let him explain that he only does it for special circumstances and not to expect it every year.

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3 years ago
Get them small gifts this year. Take them with you. Or santa can give them a voucher this year. But please don’t do it early.

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3 years ago
Why do you think so please? Thank you.

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3 years ago
I second this. Small gifts make rational sense, moving the date is too complicated especially earlier where kids are involved with other kids

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3 years ago
Yeah and then it causes problems for us. Irmal peoplw when your kids go around saying santa came arlt to your house, my kids will be wanting that treatment too!!

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3 years ago
I wouldn't want to have santa come before the school holidays but other than that don't worry too much about other kids. I doubt their parents would not buy certain toys to stop yours nagging you.

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3 years ago
Well I'd like to know when op wants to change date to because that's been excluded and I bet it is still in term!

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3 years ago
When we travel for Christmas (which is regularly 🙁), Santa leaves one or two small presents at the place we are staying and the rest are waiting under out tree at home when we return. As we leave the kids get into the car and sort themselves out/get comfy and Mummy goes into the house to check that all the doors and windows are locked. Daddy waits at the door. It just means I have to super super organised before we leave.

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3 years ago
Another option is you give them gifts from you just before you leave and Santa can come while away and just bring a few small gifts.

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3 years ago
Santa can do anything he wants.... perhaps he was going to have trouble getting it to them where your going to be and dropped them off early you can write a note from him and it will be a big surprise in the morning they won't be expecting it :)

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3 years ago
What sacks? Can't you just have a make shift potplant christmas tree? I think you can do what you like, but maybe when they go back to school before your trip they'll confuse others, or if they pick thing up, get confused later?

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3 years ago
Santa can do anything you like. Go for it. As long as you make sure they understand that there won't be anything on Christmas morning