My parents have always been straight with me. There was no stork story, no ‘Duncan the rabbit's been sent to a nice farm’ and no Father Christmas. I was brought up on sex, dead pets and no presents. Which is why I’m slightly jealous of and baffled by the kids who still believe the mysterious, bearded guy who travels from country to country without a passport, has a bunch of elves slaving away for him and sneaks into people’s houses in the middle of the night to deliver suspicious packages and drink their booze is a figure to be celebrated.
Still, there are people out there who want the lie to go on, and they’ve developed a new browser extension to help
brainwash their kids block out all anti-Father Christmas content. The ‘Keep Believing in Santa’ extension is available on Chrome and Firefox, and replaces cold, hard facts with a picture of the chap in red pointing a finger at you. It’s a little menacing.
Hide My Ass is the company behind it, and says its creation came about because of a recent poll it conducted, in which the firm discovered that the web was partly to blame for "driving down the age that children stop believing in Santa." Open your eyes, kids. [Mashable]