EXCLUSIVE! Bah-humbug! Did Wilson Phillips singer Chynna ruin the spirit of Christmas for her kids by teaching them that Santa Claus doesn’t exist? Tell us what you think, HollyMoms!
Oh no! Singer and mother of three, Chynna Phillips, 42, doesn’t believe in Santa Claus and neither do her kids. In fact, she thinks it’s a horrible idea to teach kids about the myth of Santa. “I know everyone is trying to create wonderful, exciting and magical memories for their children,” Chynna tells HollyBaby.com, “But at the same time, it is a lie!” Do you agree with her? Vote!
Chynna has taught her kids (daughters Jameson, 10, and Brooke, 6, and son Vance, 8) about the “spirit of Santa Claus” instead of instilling the belief of “him being an absolute real person.” “We’ve been really good about that because I kind of feel like it’s this horrible perpetuated lie,” Chynna explains. “I think my husband [actor Billy Baldwin] found out [that Santa wasn’t real] when he was about 14, which I just think is bizarre. I just think it’s cruel. It’s cruel to perpetuate the lie until they’re 14.”
According to Chynna, the holidays have a deeper meaning that she wants her kids to embrace. “It’s not about gift-giving, it’s about heart-giving,” she says. “It’s about opening your heart and sharing yourself with other people and spreading the spirit of love.”
Chynna, who loves the holidays so much that she has recently released a holiday album titled Wilson Phillips Christmas In Harmony with her group Wilson Phillips, even leads by example for her kids. This year Chynna and her family are hosting a fundraiser for the Los Angelitos Orphanage that she sponsors in Tijuana.
HollyMoms, do you think it’s a bad idea for kids to believe in Santa? Share your thoughts below!