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There is something so deliciously delightful about the deception of Santa Claus. Like many other parents, we wanted to keep the magic alive for as long as possible. But unfortunately there comes a time when you have to explain to your kids that Santa is a "concept" embodying the spirit of the season rather than a real person.
Every year it seems that nothing causes as much conflict as Christmas access disputes. Even when the couple is an intact family there is trouble during the holiday season. "Do we go to your parents' or mine this year?" "My church or yours?" And things seem to magnify after separation.