Most people I know had friends tell them about the wonder-crushing truth behind the man in red. I, however, found out completely by accident. I would write to Santa each year, and each year received a letter back. Obviously, I saved every letter because that dude is famous! What sparked my skeptism was a note my dad wrote me to excuse me from a phys ed. class one day. I recognized the stationary. So in CSI fashion, I compared the note to a letter Santa had written me, the paper was the same, the handwriting was the same, I brought the evidence to my dad and he confirmed my speculation. In that instant, my child-like wonder was lost. That was the day I not only lost Santa, but the Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny and the concept of magic all together. Crushed.