Buzz and Woody Explain The 9 Emotional Stages Of Finding Out Santa Isn't Real

We all remember where we were when we found out. But do you remember the struggle?


1. Realization

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Your so-called "best friend" tells you Santa isn't real at recess one November day and it feels like a shot to the gut.

2. Disbelief

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You need proof!

3. Denial

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"It can't be true, say it isn't so!" As long as you deny it you'll keep getting presents, right?

4. The Downward Spiral

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Your whole world seems to come crashing down.

5. Loss

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You find it hard to comprehend that it was your parents all along, and not a bearded man who squeezes through your chimney and drives a magic sleigh.

6. Anger

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You want to let everyone know that Christmas now sucks!

7. Lamenting

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Your monologue to everyone of the horror you have just become aware of.

8. Acceptance

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Maybe you just have to figure out a way to live in this Santa-less world.

9. Adulthood

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You realize life is full of ups and downs. It's about finding the silver lining in every cloud.

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