My cousins were visited by Santa Claus when they were 5 & 6 y/o and they cried like maniacs for hours afterwards.
Do we never let Santa near them again?
No, because it happens the NEXT year with the school, and the year after that... and after a while they stopped being scared when they realized he wasn’t going to DO anything.
It’s a cultural hertitage to force kids to sit on Santa’s lap, terrified or not, but we don’t call for it to stop either.
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