There's a charity in England that wants to end "commercialized" letters to Santa Claus and is urging parents to ban them. The Mother's Union says the letters are a commercialized tradition with the purpose of increasing a child's "present pile."  The charity chief is Reg Bailey and she says surveys show that Christmas is when parents feel the most pressure to buy their child gifts and many times it's gifts that they cannot afford.

Over the years my kids have written plenty of letters to Santa and I think they have always received SOME of the gifts on that list. I think, in the past, we've had to explain that maybe Santa couldn't get everything because he had so many other boys and girls that he had to provide for, but I think they were just happy to receive the gifts they got on Christmas morning.

Has it ever been a problem for you?