Justin Bieber says he’s never believed in Santa, the man in the big red suit! But insists he kept the holiday spirit alive for his childhood pals. He’s also applauding his mom, Pattie Mallette, and her decision to be honest with him about Santa.
Justin says in a new interview with AOL Music:
My mom always told me there wasn’t a Santa.
This was her logic: She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn’t real, that it would be like she was lying to me. And then when she told me about God, I maybe wouldn’t believe her.
I didn’t tell my friends or ruin it for anyone — I was a good kid!
Instead of opening presents from Santa under the tree, Justin and his family opted for a unique gift exchange.
We played a game on Christmas Day where everyone brought a girl gift and a boy gift. You roll the dice and if you get doubles, you get to pick a present and if you don’t, it’s the next person’s turn. Then, the next time you roll doubles you get to choose someone else’s present and switch.
One time I really wanted a Game Boy but I ended up with pots and pans, which was disappointing. I think I gave them to my mom.
This year, Justin will return to Canada to enjoy Christmas Eve dinner with his mother’s relatives, and then head to his dad’s house on Christmas Day to spend time with his younger brother and sister, Jazzy and Jaxon.
Asked about his Christmas wish list, Justin isn’t picky.
To be honest, I really don’t have any Christmas wishes this year… I just wish to be happy and that everyone be healthy in my family. And I wish that everybody gets to hear my Christmas album — and hopefully like it!