Do you think lying to your kids about Santa is damaging them?
That's the view of two Australian academics who say lying is wrong and it makes it difficult for children to trust their parents.
In an article called, A wonderful lie, the pair say telling children Santa exists is morally questionable.
'Is the world so bad that we decide that it is better to spend around 10 years lying to children about a large jolly man who gives presents to all children with the help of mythical creatures, because it makes for more enjoyment at Christmas?'
But child psychologist Michael Carr_Gree said Santa was an important part of our culture and families enjoyed embracing the traditions.