Jerry, life is too short not to be direct. How will people know what we want unless we tell them, right?
Santa Claus and the Easter bunny are games, wonderful games. We all find out the truth on that sooner or later, most of us sooner.
The telling of lies is too much work, easy to concoct, but hard to remember. Like the saying goes, the truth shall set you free. Lies keep us in bondage.