Teen singer Justin Bieber says his mother Pattie Mallette never allowed him to believe in Santa Claus.
"My mom always told me there wasn't a Santa. 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," Bieber told AOL Music. However, the 17-year-old is happy that his mother was "straight-up and honest with me all the time".
Bieber said 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!"