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In my opinion, the story of Santa is important as you learn your child to believe in something that he/she can't reach, explain etc ... And I also believe that it is up to you to make your own story about Santa. Is it really necessary that Santa brings all the presents, rather than a special one for all the family (board game, pyjamas ...). If they start asking why YOUR story is slightly different just say it's the familly's tradition. Introduce the story of Jesus as well if it's part of your belief. Nothing wrong with that. And when comes the cry and the YOU LIED TO ME ! Introduce the story of Saint NIcolas which did really exist and has been given to the children. Think about those other story that we are suppose to tell the children and what is the reason why we are telling them ...
Father Christmas is a very old English character dating, possibly, from Saxon times.
In Europe they celebrated St Nicholas, who was adopted in USA as Santa.
So although the two characters have blended into one, they have very different origins.
When I was a child we never talked about Santa, only Father Christmas but our culture is getting Americanised very fast.