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YouTube grandpa crushes Christmas dreams with truth about Santa

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Mr. Forthright offers advice on telling children the truth about Santa Claus. (YouTube/Mr. Forthright) 

You are a mean one, Mr. Forthright. 

The YouTube grumpy grandpa, who routinely cranks out not-so sage advice, breaks the truth about Father Christmas rather bluntly: there is no Santa Claus. 

Wearing a Santa hat, with Christmas decor in the background, Mr. Forthright offers several Christmas-cheer crushing ways to have "the talk" with children.

With no spoiler alert, he rewrites 'Twas the night before Christmas, to weave in the not-so merry truth.

"''Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Santa's not real. The end," he reads.

Or he suggests parents "blame it on global warming." 

"Sorry kids, the North Pole melted. We wasted too much electricity -- especially you," he says.

Mr. Forthright offers tidbits of advice to some 9,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel in how-to videos. Do you want to quit smoking? Or wake up your teenager? Maybe you want to escape a nursing home. Mr. Forthright has some advice on that. 

How do you keep from spilling the beans on Santa? How would you talk to your children about Kris Kringle? Let us know in the comments section.

Tags: Christmas, Mr. Forthright, North Pole, Santa, Santa Claus, YouTube

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