We’ve collected a lot of Christmas books over the years. One that I really like is Children’s Letters to Santa Claus, compiled by Bill Adler (published by Carol Publishing Group, 1993). This book is currently out of print, but you can still buy a copy (mostly used but a few new) on Amazon. I’d like to share some of my favorites.
Dear Santa Claus: How much do you make? Do you make more than the President? I hope so because you make more people happy than the President. Jane
Dear Santa, Can you get me a trip to the moon on the next space shuttle? I’ve never been anywhere except Salt Lake City. Your fan, Howard
Dear Santa Claus, I got an A on my report card. Please remember my A when you leave the presents. I hope I didn’t get an A for nothing. Your best friend, Amy
Finally, here is my personal favorite:
Dear Santa Claus, My name is Robert. I am 6 years old. I want a rifle, a pistol, a machine gun, bullets, a hand grenade, dynamite, and tear gas. I am planning a surprise for my big brother. Your friend, Robert
I hope these letters help put the stress of the Holidays in perspective.