Chynna Phillips Tells HollyBaby: ‘Santa Claus Is A Horrible Perpetuated Lie!’

Sun, November 28, 2010 9:30am EDT by 4 Comments

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.”

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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!

–Lindsey DiMattina

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Posted at 9:32 AM on April 25, 2014  

At this moment I am ready to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming again
to read more news.

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bobby

Posted at 2:56 PM on November 29, 2010  

Does she tell everyone her boo-bs are a lye and are not real?

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Bob

Posted at 2:50 PM on November 29, 2010  

Santa doesn’t have to be real to be fun or to illustrate virtue. My kids are happy and well-adjusted having always known that Santa is pretend, and pretend is good fun. Presents really come from real people and we say thank-you to them.

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Arita Trahan

Posted at 10:03 PM on November 29, 2010  

I understand how easy it is to get upset about the deception, and for people to think that you either believe and have fun or get all hard edged and honest and ruin everyone’s holiday. But Bob is right, and I even wrote a book about it “The Santa Story Revisited – How to Give Your Children A Santa They Will Never Outgrow”. Here’s the EASY option. Introduce your kids to Santa as a story and a game that everyone is playing already and they will “make-believe” their own way into the most magical and creative Santa experience ever. They can even play the role of Santa, as well as the child, and get to be like the hero Santa giving gifts and being sneaky. Kids don’t need to “believe-in” – that’s adult stuff. Let them get into the fantasy their own natural way. And follow! And no-one outgrows “make-believe” because it doesn’t depend of a fabricated story to prop it up! Either way – parents choose what they think is best – and that’s their job. Hohoho to us all!

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