WITH Christmas just one week away, Justin Bieber isn’t planning to head to bed early Dec. 24 to await the arrival of Santa Claus. In fact, the teen pop star says he’s never believed in the man in the big red suit.
“My mom always told me there wasn’t a Santa,“ Bieber says in a new interview with AOL Music.
“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.“
Applauding his mom, Pattie Mallette, and her decision to be “straight-up and honest with me all the time,“ Bieber insists he kept the holiday spirit alive for his childhood pals. “I didn’t tell my friends or ruin it for anyone I was a good kid!“ he tells AOL.
Instead of opening presents from Santa under the tree, Bieber 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,“ he explains. (Us Weekly)