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I read the feature about giving Santa the sack ('The real thing?', 12 December) with great interest. I am a Montessori teacher in a multireligious/multicultural school and I think we put too much emphasis on Father Christmas. But then, we live in a society which, even though it is multicultural, still has Christian values. We should respect that as well as not perpetuating the lie that Father Christmas is real. If children find it difficult to face up to that fact, then it's the parents and teachers who are to blame.

I read the feature about giving Santa the sack ('The real thing?', 12 December) with great interest. I am a Montessori teacher in a multireligious/multicultural school and I think we put too much emphasis on Father Christmas.

But then, we live in a society which, even though it is multicultural, still has Christian values. We should respect that as well as not perpetuating the lie that Father Christmas is real. If children find it difficult to face up to that fact, then it's the parents and teachers who are to blame.

Anna Fergusson. London

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