Does Santa exist? Help your child defend jolly old Saint Nicholas with this persuasive essay exercise. Uh oh, some mean kids have made an argument that Santa doesn't exist! Help your kid brother feel better by crafting a counter-argument in this holiday version of a persuasive essay. Convince others of your answer to the question, "Does Santa exist?" by making confident claims, providing explanations, and believing in the big man himself. Preserve the magic of Christmas and be creative with your counter-arguments!