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LETTERS
SUNDAY TO SANTA
Sunday, December 21, 2008 | FEATURES EDITOR: Marcia White, phone 610.258.7171, Ext. 3541; e-mail today@express-times.com
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Dear Santa,
How are you? Merry Christmas! I have been a good girl
this year. Did you have a good summer? Can you please
bring me Littlest Pet Shop, Styling Studio and Webkinz?
My brother, Anthony, also wants me to ask you for a
trip to Disney World. Mom says we have to ask you. Is
that okay to ask for? Can you see heaven? Say hi to
Daddy and Meema if you can. I love you and have a
safe trip.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Matthew and I am 4 years old and have
been a good boy all year. I would like a lot of toys for
Christmas and hope you eat all my cookies and stay
warm.
Love,
Dear Ho Ho,
Hi! I am 3 this year and I have been a really good girl!
For Christmas, I wish that I could have everything I see.
If you can not bring me everything this year, I’ll be
good next year too!
Your Friend,
Maria
Matthew
Amber
Dear Santa,
I would like a toy
for my dog, Snoopy,
and a toy for my kitten, Pepper. In my
stocking I would
like some fruit. Oh
yeah, please bring
something for my brothers. I love
you Santa!
Love,
Alyssa
Dear Santa,
I have been a good
girl this year. I
would like an easel,
baby dolls, Hannah
Montana stuff, and
Wow Wee Alive
Pets. Thanks!
Love,
Hailey
Dear Santa,
Thank you for my
baby brother this
year. I have been a
good boy and I
would like a Star
Wars ship, Saesee
Tinn, and Star Wars
figures. Thank you!
Love,
Bradley
Dear Santa,
I have been a good
boy this year. I
have been learning
so much in school.
Could I please have
some puzzles and
books? Thank you!
Love,
Jeffrey T., age 6
Dear Santa,
We are two of your favorite fans
and are hoping you would be able
to make a stop here at our home
this Christmas to bring us not only a
few toys that you might have in
your sack, but also some best wishes of health and happiness for my
family! Oh, and the toys that we
would like could be anything related to ARMY and girl toys! We would
be grateful for whatever we are
lucky enough to have! In return, we
will be leaving you some cookies
and milk and, of course, deer food
for all of those hardworking reindeer of yours! Merry Christmas to
you Santa!
Love,
Everett and Veda
Dear Santa,
My name is
Alexzander and I
am 3 years old.
This year for Christmas I would like
Ninja Turtles toys, a
robot, a remote
control car, a bike and helmet, and
video games. I want to leave you
gingerbread cookies and strawberry
milk for Christmas. I will leave carrots for the reindeer too! Merry
Christmas and I love you!
Love,
Alexzander
Dear Santa,
My name is Tiffany and I am 8 years
old. I have been pretty good this
year. I would really like you to bring
me a Wii system, Wii games, and a
comforter set. I would also like the
Sorry Sliders game, music CDs,
videos, clothes, and shoes. Please
bring some kitty toys for our cats
and a little something extra for our
new kitten, since it is her first
Christmas. Say hello to Mrs. Claus
and the rest of the family at the
North Pole. I will leave you milk
and cookies and some food for the
reindeer.
Love,
Tiffany
Dear Santa,
I am very excited
for you to visit this
year. My name is
Jaxon and I am almost 2. I have been
a very good boy all
year. My favorite
things are Mickey Mouse and Elmo,
of course! I hear that you love
cookies, so Mommy and I will bake
them for you on Christmas Eve.
Please give all of the reindeer kisses
for me. Merry Christmas and lots of
love!
Love,
Jaxon W.
Dear Santa,
I hope to be on the
nice list. I would
really want, for
Christmas, a clock,
a cell phone, an
ipod, a brush, a calculator, Webkinz, a
real live horse, a computer or a laptop, a makeup kit, a desk, paper, a
white board, a CD of Avril Lavigne,
and DS games. You can get me other things too. I love you Santa!
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
My name is Alexis
and I will be 7 years
old the day after
Christmas. I love
you very much and
you are very special!
This year, I would
like a Barbie set, more princess outfits, a girl bike, books, a diary, and
some Ken dolls. We will leave out
cookies and milk for you on Christmas Eve.
Love you,
Alexis
Hi Santa,
My name is Cayden. I’ve been very
good this year and I would like a lot
of toys this year. My Mom and Dad
said I was real good this year. I bet
it’s real cold up in the North Pole.
It’s getting cold here too.
Love,
Cayden
Amanda L.
Hi Santa,
My name is Gage and I have been
very good this year. I would like a
remote car and a SpongeBob Monopoly game.
Love,
P.S. I will always believe in you.
Gage
good this year.
Here’s my Christmas
list for this year:
Disney Wheel of
Fortune game,
games for my Leapster (for 2-3 grade),
Speed Racer Battle
Pack Mach 5 & Racer X Street Car,
Speed Racer Mighty Mach 5 Racing
Wheel, Fast Lane 1:12 ATV Die Cast
(Black or Orange), Spiderman plug in
video game, 20” bike, Moon Sand
Party Pack, and PixO’s pen and refill.
I will leave a snack for you and the
special reindeer food on the front
lawn. Have a safe trip and Merry
Christmas to you and Mrs. Claus.
Love,
Joseph M.
Dear Santa,
I am Victoria and I
am 6 years old. I go
to Kindergarten at
Tracy Elementary.
My teacher is Mrs.
Stofanak, she is a
wonderful and pretty teacher! I have been pretty good
this year. This is what I want for
Christmas: My two front teeth, of
course, also a Barbie Hot Tub Party
Bus or Car, a book - Pinkalicious,
learning games for my Leapster (K2), Sleeping Beauty Magic Fairy
Lights Doll & Sleeping Beauty Magic
Wand Walking Horse, Sharpay’s Golf
Cart from HSM2, Totally Me Pooch FiFi the Yorkie, Hannah Montana Pop
Star Electric Guitar, Hang out with
Miley and Lilly at School doll set, and
PixO’s pen and refill. I will leave you
some cookies and milk and the special reindeer food on the front lawn.
Have a safe trip and Merry Christmas
to you, Mrs. Claus, and to everyone.
Love,
Victoria M.
Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last year.
I’m Joseph and I’m 7. I have Miss
Shultz for second grade at Tracy Elementary, she’s really nice. I’ve been
Dear Santa,
I hope you’re warm
in the North Pole. I
would like to see you
sometime. My name
is Savannah and I
am 2 years old. All I
want for Christmas
is a doll and some books but, most of
all, I would like for my Godmother,
Ruthie, to get well. She has lung cancer and is very sick. Please help her
to get better. I love you Santa.
Love,
Savannah B.
Dear Santa,
My name is Dylan
and I am 5 years
old. I have been a
good boy. Please
bring me some toys
for Christmas, any
kind will do, and
please take care of my Mommy and
tell her I love her and miss her.
Please bring some toys to my sister,
Nevaeh. She lives in New York, she
is 2 years old. I love you Santa.
Love,
Dylan S.
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Sunday, December 21, 2008
IT’S A BOY/IT’S A GIRL
Almanac
Dec. 21, 2008
Hanukkah begins
at sunset
Today: is the 356th day
of 2008. There are 10
days left in the year.
On this date:
■ In 1620, Pilgrims
aboard the Mayflower
went ashore for the first
time at present-day
Plymouth, Mass.
■ In 1937, the first
feature-length animated
cartoon in Technicolor,
Walt Disney’s “Snow
White and the Seven
Dwarfs,” had its world
premiere in Los Angeles.
Mikayla Isabelle
Buccieri
Joseph and
Lisa Buccieri
of Saylorsburg announce the
birth of
their daughter Aug. 30
at St. Luke’s Hospital. Mikayla
weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
The mother is the former Lisa
Pysher.
The baby’s brothers are Liam, 11;
and Jonah, 2.
Grandparents are Sandra Pysher
of Nazareth, Clifford Pysher of
Newton, N.J., and Patricia
Buccieri of Kresgeville, Pa.
Great-grandmothers are Betty
Pysher of Bangor and Genevieve
Miller of Bethlehem.
Today’s birthdays:
talk show
host Phil
Donahue,
73;
actress
Jane
Fonda,
71; actor
Samuel L. Jackson
Jackson,
60; country singer Lee
Roy Parnell, 52; actorcomedian Ray Romano,
51; actor-comedian Andy
Dick, 43; actor Kiefer
Sutherland, 42; actress
Julie Delpy, 39.
The sun sets at 4:37
p.m. today, rises at 7:22
a.m. Monday.
The moon sets at 12:37
p.m. today, rises at 3:01
a.m. Monday. It is two
days after the moon’s
last quarter.
150 years ago today:
1858: There was bad
weather on the shortest
day of the year, The
Easton Daily Express
editors lamented.
A “disagreeable drizzling
rain” fell on the shortest
day of the year, being
just nine hours and 10
minutes long.
100 years ago today:
1908: Controversy
continues in Easton
about Blue Laws, which
force some businesses
to close on Sundays.
Easton officials ordered
cigar stores, candy
stores and shoepolishing businesses to
close.
However, cigars were
sold and shoes shined at
hotels, which are
permitted to stay open
on Sundays.
50 years ago today:
1958: The ACLU is
joining a bitter local
fight over Blue Laws,
which force some businesses to close on
Sundays.
The ACLU will help
represent Two Guys
Department Store in
Whitehall Township to
challenge the constitutionality of the Blue
Laws in Lehigh County.
25 years ago today:
1983: The Express has a
new owner.
The shareholders of
Easton Publishing Co.
voted to accept an offer
from Thompson Newspapers Inc. to buy the
Express.
Easton Publishing Co.
was formed in 1917 and
bought the Easton Daily
Express, which was first
published in 1855. The
Daily Express and the
Easton Daily Argus
merged that year and
another daily, the Easton
Free Press, was
purchased in 1926.
The publication was
known as the Easton
Express until 1973, when
the name was changed
to The Express.
Quote of the day:
“Many human beings say
that they enjoy the
winter, but what they
really enjoy is feeling
proof against it.” —
Richard Adams, English
author.
Compiled by Assistant
Features Editor John A.
Zukowski, who can be
reached at 610-258-7171
or by e-mail at
jzukowski@expresstimes.com.
Connor William Daley
Michael and
Melissa Daley of
Nazareth
announce
the birth of
their son
Nov. 15 at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Connor weighed 9 pounds, 1
ounce.
The mother is the former Melissa Duarte.
Grandparents are Jim and Eileen
Daley of Nazareth, and George
and Ana Duarte of Easton.
Great-grandmother is Adelaide
Correia of Valenca, Portugal.
Allegra Sandé Lessard
Daniel and
Genesis
Lessard of
Baltimore
announce
the birth of
their daughter Sept. 13
at Greater
Baltimore
Medical
Center in Towson, Md. Allegra
weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.
The mother is the former Genesis Rush.
Grandmothers are Melisande
Rush of Easton and Sheryl
Lessard of Somers, Conn.
Great-grandparents are Leroy
and Leona Dutt of Bangor, and
Robert and Marjorie Behr of
Bath.
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She’s dreaming of family sisterhood
DEAR ABBY: I am happily
married, but all my life I have
yearned for a close and sisterly relationship with my
mother and my sisters. We
are very different people, but
a kind and understanding female relative is what I have
always wished for.
They send me unsolicited
advice, including articles
about physical and mental
health, diet pills and clippings on finances, etc., but
we don’t seem to be able to
sustain good conversation,
with listening or encouragement. I sometimes think people get so wrapped up in trying to “fix” others that they
don’t see the true beauty that
lies within.
I have expressed my feel-
JEANNE
PHILLIPS
Dear Abby
ings to them about wishing we
could be closer, but was told
that sisterly affection is a
“myth.” Unfortunately, I don’t
fit in with my husband’s family, either. Family issues seem
to be the recurring theme of
my life. It’s depressing.
I work full-time, do charity
work and have good friends
outside my family, but I still
long for a closer relationship
with my family. Is there a way
to let go of old dreams and
wishes? With the holidays
here, I have difficulty getting
through this time without a
bad case of the blues.
MISSING SOMETHING
In Minnesota
DEAR MISSING SOMETHING: Forgive me if my response has a “bah, humbug”
tone, but has it ever occurred
to you that your mother and
sisters may be incapable of
being the kind of idealized
family that you would like to
have? If they didn’t care
about you, they wouldn’t
send you unsolicited advice,
articles on physical and mental health, diet pills and financial planning. They may
think what they’re doing is a
demonstration of their love
and concern for you.
The surest way I know to
“let go of the old dreams and
wishes” is to concentrate on
the here and now and the
blessings you have in your
life — a solid marriage, a
good job, caring friends and
the ability to help those less
fortunate. Christmas and
New Year’s can be a taxing
time for those who are emotionally vulnerable. Because
these holiday blues happen
every year, some sessions
with a licensed mental health
professional could help you
break that cycle.
WEDDINGS
WEDDINGS
Giunta — Grumbine
Shue — Quinn
Angela Grumbine and Richard
Giunta Jr. were united in marriage in an Aug. 31 ceremony at
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic
Church in Alpha. Deacon Keith
McCarthy officiated.
Parents of the bride are Butch
and Janie Grumbine of Phillipsburg. The bridegroom is a son of
Richard and Donna Giunta of
Holland Township.
Jennifer Cabrera, sister of the
bride, was matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Jessica
Grumbine, Michele Grumbine,
Jessica Angione, Alexandra Watson and Autumn Gondecki. Sabrina Cabrera was flower girl.
Daniel Giunta, brother of the
bridegroom, was best man.
Groomsmen were Frank Schiavone, Joseph Angione, Matt
Lorenzo and Jamie Kleinle.
After a reception at the Bridgewater Manor, the couple left for
St. Lucia. They live in Upper
Nazareth Township.
Judith Mary Quinn and Forrest
W. Shue Jr. were united in marriage in a 4 p.m. ceremony Nov.
7 at Morristown United
Methodist Church in Morristown,
N.J. The Rev. Neill Tolboom and
the Rev. Joe Farias officiated.
Parents of the bride are Marion
Quinn of Toms River, N.J., and
the late Joseph Quinn. The
bridegroom is a son of Joy Shue
of Phillipsburg and the late Rev.
Forrest Shue Sr.
The bride was escorted by her
brother, David Quinn.
Kathleen McGuire was maid of
honor and Elaine Wunder was
matron of honor. Bridesmaids
were Susanna Evans, sister of
the bridegroom; Jeanne Quinn
and Betsy Weingarten. Hadley
Evans, and Holly and Avery Wunder were flower girls.
Anthony Costello and David Turo
were best men. Ushers were
Rick Shue, Chris Quinn, brother
of the bride, and Rich Palazzo.
Noah Evans was ring bearer.
After a reception at Berkeley
The bride graduated from
Phillipsburg High School and DeSales University. She is employed with the Easton Area
School District.
The bridegroom graduated from
Delaware Valley High School and
Allentown Business College. He
is a senior solutions consultant
with INetU Management Hosting
Co. in Allentown.
McDonald — Garrison
Heather Marie Garrison and
Stephen Dennis McDonald were
united in marriage in a 3 p.m.
ceremony Nov. 8 at Weona Park
Community Center in Pen Argyl.
The Rev. Judi Venturini officiated.
Parents of the bride are Myles
and Reneé Garrison of Pen Argyl. The bridegroom is a son of
William and Beverly Unangst of
Lehighton, Pa.
The bride was escorted by her
father.
Rebecca Williams, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Billie Jo
Unangst, sister of the bridegroom; Meaghan McDonald,
daughter of the bridegroom;
Melinda Dibble and Sherry
Faulkner. Meredith McDonald,
daughter of the bridegroom, was
junior bridesmaid. Makayla McDonald, daughter of the bridegroom, and Lexus Garrison were
flower girls.
Jason Dibble was best man. Ushers were Chris, Craig and Andrew
Garrison, brothers of the bride;
Jason Dibble, Jim Allen and Tom
Serv.
Elec. A
Foulke. Dylan and Austin Garrison were ring bearers.
After a reception at the Holy
Family Club in Nazareth, the
couple left for Caesars Cove
Haven Resort in the Poconos.
They live in Wind Gap.
The bride graduated from Pen
Argyl Area High School. She is
employed with Northampton
County.
The bridegroom attended Bangor Area High School. He is employed with M&K Group.
Plaza in Berkeley Heights, N.J.,
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Maui, Hawaii. They live in Green
Village, N.J.
The bride graduated from Kutztown University. She is a media
specialist at Summit High
School.
The bridegroom graduated from
Phillipsburg High School and
Drew University. He is a management consultant with Delta Corporate Services.
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LETTERS TO SANTA
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LETTERS
Dear Santa,
My name is
Nevaeh and I am
2 years old. I do
not live with my
real Mommy. I
live in New York
with my new
Mommy and Daddy. Please tell my
real Mommy I love her and take
care of her. I miss her very much.
You can bring me some books and
movies. Thank you Santa.
Love,
Nevaeh M.
Hello Mr. and
Mrs. Santa
Claus,
My name is
Suzanne and I
am only 4 years
old. My Mommy
says I am a good
girl but very curious and independent. When I get into things I
shouldn’t touch, my Daddy thinks
I am going to be a great inventor
someday. I enjoy reading many
books, playing house with my
Princess dolls, and attending preschool with my friends. I am
learning to be a ballerina at ballet class and a tap dancer too. I
would like to learn to play the piano. Santa, can you please bring
me a keyboard so I can practice
my lessons? In Sunday school,
we are learning about the birth
of Jesus and the true meaning of
Christmas. Please give Mrs.
Claus a big kiss and warm hug
from me before your long journey on Christmas Eve.
Lots of Love, Hugs, and Kisses,
Susie
Dear Santa,
I have been a really good girl
this year. I am
in Kindergarten
and I love it!
There are a few
things that I
would like this year. I would like
the Leap Frog Tag System and a
few books. I would like High
School Musical 3 for my Nintendo DS, a High School Musical
game, a new soccer ball, Tinkerbell for my DS, and a Tinkerbell
movie, and High School Musical
dolls. My brother, Nick, also was
good. He would like some
games for his Wii and some
baseball cards. We will leave
some milk and cookies for you.
Have a safe trip. I love you.
Love,
Megan G., age 5
Hi,
So how is it going Santa Claus?
Ok, so here, what I want is that I
want to go to see an Indian
movie in New Jersey on Christmas or after Christmas. I always
wanted to go see an Indian
movie in theatres but I never get
a chance. But I think that after
writing this letter to Santa Claus,
I will be able to go see an Indian
movie in New Jersey and also in
theatres. Bye, bye Santa Claus.
Your friend,
Yesha
Hello Santa,
My name is Brittany. I’m 12
years old. I
would like to
wish everyone a
very Merry
Christmas and
Happy New Year, and I hope this
year will be better for me and
my family. My mommy was real
sick but she is doing better now.
Santa, I would like clothing and
games. There will be milk and
cookies for you on the table and
carrots for all the reindeer. I
would like to wish my Uncle Bob
a very Merry Christmas. He
won’t be with us on Christmas
and I love him and miss him so
much.
Love you Santa,
Dear Santa,
My name is Christopher. I am already 7 years old!! I live in the
great city of Easton in the state
of Pennsylvania. Of course,
that’s in the United States, but
I’ll bet you knew that!! This
year, I have been so good that I
should be the angel on top of
the tree. Santa, some things
that I might like for Christmas
this year are a new pair of Easton pants, a pair of plaid pants,
and some new hockey clothes.
Love,
Damon
Dear Santa,
My name is
Dean and I am 5
years old. I
have been a
good boy this
year. For Christmas, I would like
Thomas the Train Action Canyon,
a helicopter, and Thomas Lego
play sets. Can you also make it
snow on Christmas Eve this
year? That would be fun!!
Love,
M3
dies. I hope that you can come!
Love,
Bridgette D. (age 2)
Dean V.
Christopher R.
Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is for my
daughters, Megan and Sandi,
and my grandchildren, Kalaya,
Koryana, and Brody, to have a
very wonderful Christmas. This
is the very first Christmas I have
ever been away from home, and
I miss them all so much and love
then all so very much. Please
make this Christmas extra special for them, and Merry Christmas to you.
Love,
BJ Smith
Dear Santa,
Hi, it’s me,
Nathan. I am almost 4 1/2 years
old now. I am
really excited
for you to come.
I have been a
pretty good boy this year.
Sometimes, it’s really hard, but I
try. I go to pre-school and I am
learning a lot. I really like my
teacher, Miss Sandy, and my
classmate, “Robot Girl.” My
Nana is helping me write to you
again this year. Soon I will be
able to write to you all by myself. For Christmas this year, I
would really like the “Screamin’
Banshee Playset” from Cars. I
would also like Transformers, a
Remote Control Lightning McQueen, and a Buzz Lightyear
with wings. Could you also bring
my dad some Wii games that I
could play with him? Can you also bring my little brother some
new toys? My cousin, Lori, got
me “Reindeer Dust” with
sparkles in it to sprinkle in the
yard on Christmas Eve so it’s
easy to find where I live. I will
leave cookies and hot chocolate
for you and treats for all the
reindeer. Have a safe flight.
Love,
Nathan G.
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Rachel, I’m in
second grade at
WBES. My
teacher’s name
is Mrs. Sodeh. I
have a sister,
her name is Carrie. I have a best
friend, her name is Mckayla. I’ve
been good all year. I’m a cheerleader for flags. I love to do artwork, and I also like to play with
dolls. Here are a few things that
I would like for Christmas: 1 Polly Pocket, 2 Barbie Dolls, 3 of
anything of the Jonas Brothers,
4 nail polishes, 5 clothes, 6
make-up, 7 games, and 8 arts
and crafts. I’ll leave you milk
and cookies. Merry Christmas to
all.
P.S. Bring treats for my dogs.
Love,
Rachel D.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Justin and I’ll be
4 years old on
New Year’s Eve.
I’ve been a pretty good boy this
year. Please
bring me some Thomas the Tank
Engine trains. I’d like Whiff, Boco, Splatter, Oliver, and Douglas.
I’d also like the Bob Cutlass Car
from the movie Cars.
Love,
Justin H.
Brittany
Dear Santa,
My name is Damon F. and I am
6 years old. I
have tried to be
a very good boy
this year. What I
would like for
Christmas this year is the Eyeclops Night Vision Goggles,
Screamin Banchee, and my own
Nintendo DS. Also, Santa, if you
could please bring my papy a
new Dallas Cowboys shirt, he
loves those Cowboys. I’m an Eagles fan. Thank you for everything Santa. I will also make
sure I leave the cookies and milk
out for you.
Love,
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Dear Santa,
My name is Kira and I am 7 1/2
years old. I am also writing for
my little brother, Cole, he is 3
1/2, and my baby sister, Zoey,
she is 1 year. I would like PixO’s,
an easel, and a Wii video game
system. Cole would like Helmet
Heros, Smart Cycle, and remote
dinosaur. Zoey would like a
stroller with baby doll and bottle, and a crawling My Little
Pony. We have been trying very
hard to be good and have been
helping Mommy and Daddy. We
will leave you milk and cookies
Dear Santa,
Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s Angalyse, Miranda, Brooke, and Meghan. It’s
Christmas and my cousins and me really want presents.
Meghan wants a Barbie tent and a Barbie beach house so her
dolls can go to Florida. Brooke wants a music player and a
High School Musical 3 CD to listen to. Miranda wants an ipod
to jam and a DS to play on. Lastly, me, Angalyse, wants a
room makeover to sleep in and a laptop to search the web.
Thanks, Santa, for reading our letter.
Love,
Angalyse, Miranda, Brooke, and Meghan
P.S. Say hi to Rudolph for us.
by the tree. Hope to see you
soon, and have a safe trip.
Love,
Kira, Cole, and Zoey
Dear Santa,
My name is Tyler and I am almost 8 years old now. This year,
I would like Bakugun Battle Arena, Madden ’09 for the Wii, an
ipod, and an arcade game.
Hi Santa, my name is Jacob and I
am 5 years old now. This year, I
would like Carnival Mini Golf for
the Wii, Wii Fit, Cars Racetrack,
and the Screaming Banchee.
We are both trying hard to be
good this year. Thank you Santa,
Merry Christmas.
Love,
Tyler and Jacob M.
Dear Santa,
My favorite toys
I would like are:
Fur Real Friends
Kitty, and the
High School Musical Tent. Most
of all, I want to
be with everyone I love at Christmas time. Thank you Santa.
Love,
Mia U.
Dear Santa,
My name is Justin. I am 4 years
old. I have been a good boy this
year. I would like a Lightning
sleeping bag and more cars for
my Lightning McQueen set, especially the Red Ramone. I would
also like to get a Lightning notebook to write in. I’d love to have a
remote control dinosaur, Lite
Bright refill sheets, and Buzz
Lightyear. I have a new baby
brother. His name is Jared and he
is 5 months old. He has been a
good boy. Please bring him some
baby toys for Christmas. Thank
you and have a good holiday.
Love,
Justin and Jared C.
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you?
I’m good. I
would like to
give you my list
for Christmas:
DS games, Wii,
Wii games,
Game Cube game, some stuff for
Snowflake, my dog, and lots of
presents to the children that are
poor. Thank you for your time to
read this, Santa.
Love,
Dannie B.
Dear Santa,
It’s amazing how you can hit the
whole world in one night! Also,
how old are you? Anyway, this is
what I want: a snowball gun,
Xbox 360 wireless controller,
Halo 1, 2, & 3 for
Xbox 360, a
Lego fighter
tank, 5 Clone
packs, 5 Droid
packs, a Lego
Republic gunship, Eyeclops
Night Vision
Goggles, an autograph from you,
a piece of fur from Comet, your
reindeer, Call of Duty 4 World at
War, a 50 inch flat screen television, and 3 feet of snow. That’s
all. Stay safe and warm, and say
“Hi” to all the elves for me and
Mrs. Claus. Thanks, Santa!
Love,
Jonathan W.
Dear Santa,
My name is Emma and I am 5
years old. I
have been a
very good girl
this year. For
Christmas, I
would like the Littlest Pet Shop
Tail Waggin’ Fitness Club, some
new pets, and a Snow White doll.
My twin brother, Dean, and I will
leave out some cookies and milk
for you and some celery for you
reindeer. I love you Santa!
Love,
Emma V.
Dear Santa,
I have been a
good and great
girl this year. I
think we are going to leave you
cookies and
milk. This is
what I want for Christmas: an
ipod shuffle, more clothes for
AGD, Mario Cart for Wii, Olympics
for DS, Webkinz and the pet of
the month please, candies,
marshmallow Santas, a scooter,
2 wheels, blankets, and PJ’s. I
hope that you can come to my
house. Merry Christmas Santa!
P.S. A lot of gum!!!
Love,
Brooke D.
Dear Santa,
I have been a
good boy this
year. Did you
have a nice fall?
This is what I
want for Christmas: an ipod
shuffle, remote helicopter,
Heely’s shoes, football Wii game,
blue DS, the Club Penguin for
DS, stuffed animal fish one blue
please, toy gun, and a science
kit. I hope you can come to my
house! I will leave cookies and
hot chocolate.
Love,
Brady D. (age 6)
Dear Santa,
I have been a
great girl this
year. I hope
that I will not
cry when I see
you. This is
what I want for
Christmas: a toy train, PJ’s, underwear, 3 babies, Wii game,
Pooh movie, book bag, and can-
Dear Santa,
My name is Dwayne Jr. and I am
4 years old. For Christmas, I
want Kung Fu Panda Playstation
2 game. My sister is 1 years old,
her name is Emily, and she
would like a dolly. I will leave
cookies for you. I am so excited
waiting for you to come.
Hugs and Kisses,
Dwayne R., Jr., and Emily R.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Tyler. I am 6
years old and in
1st grade. I am
doing very well
this year in
school. This
year, for Christmas, I would like
a remote control car, PixOs, Batman wings, a new Playstation 2,
DS games, and a new thing out
called wax strings. I will continue to do well in school and continue to listen to my parents. I
will make sure and leave you out
your favorite cookies and milk.
And, if possible, my dog, Dunkin,
needs a new bone.
P.S. Try to keep warm in the
North Pole.
Your friend,
Tyler S.
Dear Santa,
I want, for
Christmas, a
four wheeler, a
Wall-E, a shirt,
pants, a dog
blanket, Jeff
Gordon hats, a
DS game, and
wrestler. Thank you.
Love,
Sean M.
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LETTERS TO SANTA
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Continued from M3
Dear Santa,
My name is Antonio and I am 2
years old. This Christmas, I wish
for lots of Thomas the Train
toys, Boots the monkey from Dora, some Matchbox cars, and coloring books. I hope you bring
me these gifts. I love you Santa.
Love,
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
I know you have
been very busy
making toys for
the girls and
boys. You and
the elves must
be very tired.
My name is
Tara, Santa, and
I am 4 years old. I have been a
very good girl. Please, may I
have anything about princesses
or fairies. I LOVE Tinkerbell the
best. My big brothers have been
very good too. Phil is 10 years
old and he still likes toys. Brian
is nearly 14. He likes music to
download for his MP3 player.
Please don’t forget Giselle, our
pup. She loves treats and would
like a new toy — tennis balls are
her favorite. Daddy and Mommy
have been busy. We moved this
year. I have enclosed our new
address so you can find us
Christmas Eve. I will leave cookies and milk out for you, and a
sugar cube for Rudolph. Thank
you. Travel safely, Santa. Merry
Christmas to you and Mrs. Claus.
Love,
Tara
Dear Santa,
I am a good girl.
I help feed your
deer with my big
Daddy. I give
them apples and
bread. I would
like a purple
princess castle because my favorite color is purple, an airplane, and a dinosaur. Three
gifts because I am three.
Love,
Sailor M.
Dear Santa,
My name is Deborah. I am 9
years old and,
for Christmas, I
would like a Virgin Mobile cell
phone, a Dream
House, a High School Musical
doll, a Cheetah Girl CD, clothes,
dresses, skirts, slippers, dress
shoes, puzzles, a scooter, and lip
stick.
P.S. I was very good for my Mom
and Dad. XOXO
Love,
Deborah S.
Dear Santa,
My name is Kayla. I would like
Bakugan, that cupcake maker, 3
Webkinz (the Chihuahua, the lion, and the cat), the Jonas
Brothers to stay with me for 5
months, a DS game Imagine
Babyz game, and Puppy Palace,
and Imagine Dogs, and Super
Mario Brothers, Hannah Montana Guitar, Peekaboo dolls,
Nubnubs, Rescue Pets (the monkey), the Wii Super Mario Galaxy
game, Littlest Pet Shop DS
game, an ipod, D-Rex, a skate
board with a skull on the board,
Lil Luvables, Sorry Sliders, Wii
Sports, green Potty Putty, a
blow-up chair with the Jonas
Brothers on it, and a flat screen
TV, that Rescue Pet that could
swim, and an ultimate board for
the Wii. I hope you can fit everything in your sleigh.
Love,
Kayla
Dear Santa,
I want a machine that makes
money, Moon Sand, Bubbles,
Back at the Barnyard action figure play set, a dog, a cat,
clothes, shoes, a tire swing, a pirate play set, a tent, monster
trucks, a race car TV set, coloring books, crayons, markers, colored pencils, fire trucks, fire
fighter action figures play set,
Antonio A.
Dear Santa,
This year we tried extra hard to be on the good list, although
we got yelled at a couple of times. For Christmas, Jack wants
a box of crayons, the books Stanley’s Christmas Adventure and
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. Also, he wants the game I Spy for
the Wii. For Christmas, Luke wants I Spy books, a 6 pack of
Coke, and movies. For Christmas, Jenna wants a Candace
Parker jersey (#3), the GSN video games, sport books, some
CDs, and a book pf cryptograms. Lastly, for Christmas, Sydney
wants a new camera, clothes from Aero, a hair straightener,
and a pair of moccasins slippers. But, most of all, we all want
our brother, Luke, to talk because he has Autism.
Love,
Sydney C. (age 10), Jenna C. (age 9), Luke C. (age 7),
and Jack C. (age 6)
rocket ship, alarm clock, tow
truck, Fairly Odd Parents play
set, SpongeBob Squarepants
play set, a drum set, a guitar set,
Madagascar play set, kitchen
and cart play set, a helmet, a
train set, a piano set, a race car
bed set, Spiderman play set, a
beanbag chair, Eagle Cars, super
heroes play set, motorcycles,
Trick Tracks, Hot Wheels, Handy
Mandy play set, kite, mocking
parrot bird, Monsters Inc. play
set, house play set, little toy fan,
race car bed, cell phone, ipod,
MP3 player, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS, samon suit, a fashion
model calendar, and a doctor
play set. Please bring me these
things.
Love,
Dylon P.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Melissa. I am 13
months old. My
Grandma is
helping me
write my letter.
I would like a
Dora table and chair set, a doll
baby, and new shoes. I was a
very good girl for my Mommy
and Grandma and Pop this year.
Love,
ter wants a Dora doll. Have a
safe trip.
From your friends,
Selena (age 2), and Cynthia
(age 12)
Dear Santa,
My name is
Christopher. I
am 9 months
old. My Grandma is helping
me write my letter. I would like
the Cars table and chair set, a
Tonka truck, a Ninja Turtle guy. I
was a very good boy for Mommy
and Daddy.
Love,
Christopher R. Jr.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Nicole. I am 1
month old. My
Grandma is
helping my write
my letter. I
would like a baby doll, rattles, and clothes for
Christmas. I was a good girl for
my Mommy, Grandma, and Pop.
Love,
Nicole R.
Melissa R.
Dear Santa,
My name is Zachary and I am 7
years old. This Christmas, I wish
for a skateboard, a Ben 10
movie, Xbox games, some board
games, Pixos, and moon shoes. I
hope you bring me all these
gifts. I love you Santa.
Love,
Zachary A.
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? We are good most of the
time. Could you and the elves
make Austin a Nerf gun, a
Marshmallow gun, some Star
Wars stuff, a Hess truck, and a
DVD player for our car. Kylie
would like a bouncy horse that
talks, My Little Pony remote control, Littlest Pet Shop computer
stuffed animal. Can’t wait to see
you at the mall Santa!
P.S. Could you leave some presents for our older sister, Kristy.
Love always,
Austin and Kylie
Dear Santa,
My sister and I want a few things
for Christmas because things are
not so good this year with money. I would like Breaking Dawn
from the Twilight Saga. My sis-
Dear Santa,
My name is Lana
and I am 5 years
old. What I
would really
love for Christmas is a bike
with training
wheels. I would also like a Barbie house and, also some more
play dresses. I would also like a
new vacuum because my little
brother broke mine. Thank you.
Love,
Lana B.
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How is Mrs.
Claus? How are
the reindeer? I
know you are
busy this time of
year. I am Ashlee and I know that you know
me. This year, I tried hard to be
a good girl. For that I hope I am
NOT on the naughty list. What I
ask you this year is something
for my parents. For my Mom I
ask for a full-time job with
health care benefits. This way,
my dad who is 63 years old can
finally retire. After all, he has
been working for 45 years. He
needs to take it easy now because, in this age, he works
night shift which is very hard.
So, if you can do something
about it, I really would appreciate it. This is what I really need,
but if you have any extra toys
like a guitar, a recorder, and a
motor bike, if you do that for
me, I will be the most happiest
girl on Earth. I love you Santa
Claus.
Sincerely,
Ashlee M.
Dear Santa,
It’s Alex! I have
been good this
year. I want a
car, a DS and
games, some
DVD’s like Horton Hears a
Who, new black boots, Bratz,
Barbies, horses, and dog toys for
Lucky, my dog. My sister, Jennica, just wants money. My brother, Eric, likes video games and
surprises. Please don’t forget
me, Santa. I won’t ever forget
you. I’ll bake you a special treat.
P.S. Happy Birthday Jesus.
P.S.S. A little baby got-to-go doll
too!
Love,
Alex M. (age 7)
Dear Santa,
My name is
Makenna and I
am 9 years old.
I have been very
good this year
and I always try
to help my Mom.
For Christmas this year, I would
like a puppy and another American Girl doll. I would also like
you to bring gifts to my sisters,
my brother, and also to my parents. Say hello to the elves and
Rudolph. I will leave you cookies
and milk on Christmas Eve.
Love,
Makenna F.
Dear Santa,
My name is Arden Palmer and
I am 6. I want
an ice cream
maker and a cup
cake maker, a
Hannah Montana Pop Star doll, Baby Alive Go
Bye-Bye, and make the rest a
surprise. There will be cookies
with pink milk for you at my
house. I can’t wait until you get
to my house. Maybe you can
make it snow for my Mommy.
Love,
Arden P.
Dear Santa,
My name is Kylar. I am older
now and know
you help my
parents buy
gifts and I thank
you very much.
You always
seem to know
what I ask for. I
hope children all over the world
can also have a Merry Christmas. Please bring Bear and
Snowball a present also. They
are my pets. Thank you for the
good family that I have.
P.S. I hope my family gets what
they want also.
Love,
Kylar H.
now. I have
been really good
this year. I was
good because I
helped everybody, I did
things for people, and I listened to Mommy and Daddy the first time they
told me to do something. I have
worked very hard in school so
far and I will keep trying hard all
year. For Christmas, I would really like to have the DS games
Petz Dogz Fashion, Fashion Designer New York, and Nintendogs Dachshund and Friends. I
would love to get Katie Kazoo
Switcheroo books, the mini
American Girl doll, Ruthie, and I
would like a High School Musical
3 Senior Year CD. I hope you
have a Merry Christmas!
Love,
Alysse D.
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Renee, I am 4
years old, and I
am a girl. I am
wishing for a
keyboard, a guitar, Barbies,
clothes 4T-5T, stuffed animals,
and anything Dora, Bratz, or
Hannah Montana.
Sincerely,
Renee
Dear Santa,
My name is Emeric. This will be
my first Christmas so my Nanny
Schuler is writing this for me. I
just want a few toys and some
gifts for my Dad and Mom, and I
hope everyone is a happy baby
like I am. Thank you Dad and
Mom for being good parents.
Bless all the people who love
me. Next year, maybe I can
write my own letter.
Love,
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Blake and I am 4
years old. I
would like Dinosaurs, Power
Rangers, Transformers, trucks,
Spongebob TV, and some games
for my V-Tech, Diego, a motorcycle, Spiderman stuff, and John Cena wrestlers. That’s what I would
like for Christmas from Santa.
Thanks,
Blake F.
Emeric P.
Dear Santa
Claus,
My name is Ava.
Do you remember me from last
year? I have not
been bad and I
hope you bring
me toys. I would love to have a
Barbie Dollhouse, a camera, an
army men set, and Coconut
Licorice for my American Girl
doll, Lydia. I hope Rudolph’s
nose works on Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas,
Ava F. (age 5)
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa! How are you? I am
fine. How was your year? My
year was great! I am 7 years old
Dear Santa,
Please bring me
a Christmas miracle, a recording
keyboard, a life
sized cardboard
Jonas Brothers,
Polar Express
Bell, a happy Christmas for
everyone, an extended lens camera, and lots of candy. Thank
you so much.
Love,
Cami
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LETTERS TO SANTA
Continued from M4
Dear Santa,
I am a very good
boy. I am 4 years
old. I would like
a Mickey Mouse
racetrack, a Little
Einsteins Rocket
Ship, and whatever you give me. I will come sit
on your lap.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Lexi
and I am 2 years
old. My Mommy
is helping me
write to you. I
have been a
very good girl
all year long. This year for
Christmas, I would like a cozy
coupe car and some dolls. I
would be very excited if you
could bring me them. Thank
you.
Love,
Anthony D.
Lexi
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
My name is
Tommy. I am 5
years old. I was
a good boy. Is it
cold in the
North Pole?
How is Rudolph doing? If you
come to my house on Christmas
Eve, I would like a Bumblebee
Transformer. I love you Santa.
Love,
Ian (16 months)
Dear Santa,
I love you.
Thank you for
giving me toys.
For Christmas, I
want the Millennium Falcon,
Star Wars guys,
and Crash-n-Go Racers. Mom
and me will make you butterscotch cookies.
Love,
Tommy S.
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!! My name
is Alyssa. I am 9
and will be 10 in
March. This
year for Christmas, I would like
the movie Wall-E, and the DS
game High School Musical 3. I
would also like a shirt that has
you on it, a Sudoku pad, a new
hat, and a new pair of gloves, if
they could maybe be blue or
green. One more thing please, if
you could please get me a music
stand for my French Horn’s music. Have a Merry Christmas!!
Wait, I forgot, I would also like a
real digital camera. Thank you
and Merry Christmas.
Love,
Alyssa R.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Shannon and I
am 5. I am going to turn 6 on
May 30th. I’ve
been a good this
year. I would
like a Swim to Me Puppy, a
swimming doll, High School Musical 3 DVD if it is out, and a real
camera for a little girl. Also, I
would like a dress for my Webkinz, Heart White, and a Littlest
Pet Shop game for DS. Thank
you and Merry Christmas. Oops,
I almost forgot, I would like a
Santa hat with my name on it.
Love,
Shannon R.
Dear Mr. and
Mrs. Santa
Claus,
My name is
Derek and I am
only 5 months
old. This is my
first Christmas
and my Grandma is writing this
letter for me. I am a very happy
baby and I have a great Mommy
and a great Daddy who take good
care of me and they both love me
very much. All I want for Christmas is my two bottom teeth. I
have been drooling for several
weeks and my gums really hurt
sometimes. Maybe you could
bring me some new teething toys
and some extra bibs in my stocking? I love to stand up and look
all around at the lights. I love to
coo and smile at everyone who
talks to me and who loves me. I
will have a few extra baby bottles
to share with the baby reindeer,
some carrots for Rudolph and his
buddies, and a cup of hot chocolate ready for all of you on Christmas Eve.
Lots of love, hugs, and kisses,
Derek A.
sure. How about a new book,
with lots of pictures of the
moon? Or a new dump truck to
plow over the California sand
dunes? I know I have a new
brother or sister coming early
next year so I better add to my
list while I’m the only grandchild
here. Here goes: I’d like a rocking horse to ride, a toolbox and
toys to take to the beach,
whether it’s high or low tide, oh,
and I’ll need some warm clothes
for my stay in the Valley. On
second thought, I’ll be happy
with anything you bring. Just
hurry up and don’t dally! I can’t
wait to see you and I hope I can
stay up late. I can’t wait for
Christmas, the airplane ride
across the country to see my
family and taste new foods. It
will be first rate.
Love,
Abraham R.
Dear Santa,
My name is Rileigh and I am 5
years old. This Christmas, I
would love a bike, Hannah Montana doll, and Project Runway
Designer Sets (I love watching
this show with my Mommy). I also love to sing and dance at
home with my big sister, Hannah. She is 11 years old and we
would like some new CD’s. My
sister loves Joe Jonas from the
“Jonas Brothers” so she would
love anything that has his picture on it. Hannah would also
like a new camera, Ugg Boots,
and gift cards. Santa, please see
that all the poor children receive
gifts and food. I promise to keep
being a good girl and help my
Mommy and Daddy. Merry
Christmas Santa and Happy
Birthday Jesus!
Love you,
Rileigh C. (age 5) and
Hannah C. (age 11)
Dear Santa,
My name is Ian.
I live in San
Diego and I am
16 months old,
not yet 2. My favorite toys are
things that go vroom vroom,
trucks, tractors, trains, and my
giant stuffed Winnie the Pooh.
It’s my second Christmas and I
will be in the Lehigh Valley this
year. I can’t wait to see you on
the Polar Express in P’burg and
at the mall, spreading holiday
cheer. I hope you will find me
this year, I’m flying east to stay
at my Mommom’s and G-Pop’s
house. I promise to be good, but
I can’t say that I will be quiet as
a mouse. I am a very good boy, I
listen, I can walk and run, but I
am just learning to talk. I love
to shout Up! Down! Play! Moon!
And, of course, my favorite
sound that I make is Vroom
Vroom! I always help my Mommy and Daddy. I love to throw
out garbage, put utensils in the
dishwasher, and put my dirty
clothes in the hamper in my
room. I am mesmerized by
sweeping and the vacuum.
When it comes to shopping, I
don’t quite understand what it
means to purchase or to buy. I
just love to browse the bins, pick
up toys, inspect them, and put
them back where they belong.
I’m not yet a shopper, I’m more
of an inspector, a nuts and bolts
kinda guy. But everyone is asking me what I want from you,
Santa Claus, and I’m not quite
Dear Santa,
Thank you for
giving me great
presents in the
past. You always know what
I want! This
year, I want a
digital camera from you. I
would like a blue one. My favorite thing to do is read American Girl books and also play on
Webkinz with my best friend.
We play with each other every
day. When I am bores I color or
write. I have been playing the
DS game that you got me last
year. It is really awesome to
play. Every year, I open your gift
that you got me first. I am 9
years old and I live in Oxford, NJ.
Merry Christmas to all!
Love,
Samantha (age 9)
Dear Santa,
I have been
good this year. I
really, really
love to read
books. This
year, I would
like the Littlest
Pet Shop exercise house. I am
going to make you chocolate
milk this year. My dog won’t
bother you. I will be sleeping
when you come so I want to say
thank you for my gifts.
Love,
Jamie C. (age 7)
Dear Santa,
I tried to be good all year, so I
hope I’m able to get some good
toys. I would like a singing
Gabriella and Pixos. I’d also like
a stuffed Labrador animal with a
leash and bed from Build-A-Bear.
Finally, I would love the High
School Musical high school. I
will leave you some delicious
homemade cookies and a carrot
for Rudolph. I’ll continue trying
to be good.
Love,
Kaitlyn W.
Dear Santa,
Sunday, December 21, 2008
M5
Mrs. Gourniak’s kindergarten class, Early Childhood Learning Center, P’burg.
Dear Santa,
How is the reindeer with the
red nose? How do you fit your
bag on the sled? Could you
please bring me a Hot Wheel
truck? I am being a good boy
and I am nice to my sister, my
Mom, and my Dad.
Love,
Joshua
Dear Santa,
How do the reindeer fly? How
cold is it in the North Pole? I
have been a good girl and I
cleaned my room. I would like
a stuffed animal pony please.
Mommy and I will make you
Christmas cookies.
Love,
Jasmine
Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer? I have
been trying to be a good girl. I
would like a High School Musical shirt for Christmas. I will
leave you cookies and milk on
the table.
Love,
Hailey
Dear Santa,
I am trying to be a good boy at
school. I try to follow all the
rules. Could you please bring
me a coyote and a bear toy?
Love,
Justin
Dear Santa,
How are you? How do you
make so many toys? Could you
please bring me a football for
Christmas? I have been trying
real hard to be a good boy.
Love,
Dear Santa,
How are you? Does it hurt
when you go down the chimney? May I please have My Little Pony for Christmas? Don’t
forget my house is blue.
Love,
Braden
Mackenzie
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus?
How do the elves make all
those toys? Can you please
bring me a skateboard? I have
been trying to be a good boy
and help my Mommy.
Love,
Dear Santa,
How are you doing at the
North Pole? How are the
elves? Can you please bring
me Biscuit? Mommy and me
are baking you a cake for all
the wonderful things you do.
Love,
Isaiah
Lauren
Dear Santa,
How are you? Do you play in
the snow with the elves?
Could you please bring me a
Lightning McQueen race set? I
will leave you a chocolate chip
cookie on the table.
Love,
Dear Santa,
How are you? How do you
make so many presents? I am
being good at home and at
school. May I have a Barbie
Mariposa? Thank you.
Love,
Alexander
Dear Santa,
How are the elves and Mrs.
Claus? Is it ever sunny in the
North Pole? Could you please
bring me a Star Wars ship and
a robot? I will leave you cookies and milk from a cow.
Love,
Tyler
Shyanne
Dear Santa,
How are you feeling and how
are the reindeer? Could you
please bring me a Vampire
game? I will share it with Raymond. I will leave you chocolate pudding and chocolate
milk.
Love,
Steph
Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? How
are the elves? I have been a
good boy and I help my cousin.
Could I please have a Wii for
Christmas? I will leave you a
recipe for pumpkin pie so Mrs.
Claus can make it.
Love,
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus?
Is it cold in the North Pole?
Would you please bring me
wrestling shoes? I will leave
you cookies and milk in the
kitchen.
Love,
Dear Santa,
I love you! How are your
elves? I have been a good boy
and have been keeping my
room clean. Could you please
bring me a robot?
Love,
Michael
Christian
Juan
I tried to be good. I hope you
saw how kind I am to my sister. I
tried to be good to my brother
but he’s a monster, so it’s hard.
Please bring me Pixos and
Blendy Pens. I would really like
Spike the Dinosaur because he is
awesome. Finally, I need a
Spongebob ornament for my
tree. I will leave out milk and
cookies, plus I’ll color you a picture.
Love,
Dear Santa,
Everyone says you are not real
but I know you’re real. Could you
please give me an Xbox game
and some games to go with it or
a Playstation 3 and games for it
and WWF wrestle toys, or a PSP.
Could you please also tell everyone in jail Merry Christmas and
Happy New Years for me too?
Santa, Merry Christmas, Happy
New Year, and I love you.
Love,
Adam W.
John H.
Dear Santa,
I’m 19 months old. Do you think
I’ve been good? I’m not bad,
just curious and I just want to do
everything that my brother and
sister do. I love sports, so anything related would do, a soccer
ball, a football, or a baseball. I
love it all! I also like Spongebob.
Maybe as I get older, I’ll be better behaved. Mommy’s not so
sure. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Dear Santa,
I am 8 months
old and this will
be my first
Christmas. I’m a
very happy baby
and music makes
me even happier! I would really love some musical toys for Christmas. I could also use some more teething toys
because I am getting another
tooth! Thank you Santa!
P.S. My best friend, Charlie, is a
Chase W.
very good doggy. Do you think
you could bring him a bone or a
special treat?
XOXOXO,
Nicolette B.
Dear Santa,
If you think I
was a good girl
this year, here is
a list of things I
would like for
Christmas: Webkinz White
Google and Pink Pony, Lilkinz
Humming Bird, Nintendo DS
games Littlest Pet Shop Jungle
Super Mario Brothers and Mario
Cart, Sleeping Beauty single
doll, Beef Jerky, and a Spa Factory Creation Center. You can find
most of this stuff at Wal-Mart
and Limited Too. I will have
cookies and milk for you and
reindeer food sprinkled outside
for Rudolph and friends!
Love,
Justine J.
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M6
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Continued from M5
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
I have been very
good this year.
Please bring me
Thomas trains,
Wiggles, and
Charlie Brown
dancing people.
Love,
Turk G. (age 4)
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Catlynne and I
am 9 years old. I have been
good this year. How are you and
your elves doing? Can you
please bring me Twister, books,
DS games, and Webkinz? Also,
can you please bring some toys
to my new nephew, Declan? He’s
a baby. Don’t forget to bring
gifts for my dogs and cats, like
bones and catnip stuff. They
haven’t been that good but they
are still very excited about
Christmas!
Thanks,
Catlynne K.
Dear Santa,
I have a little
brother, his
name is Jacob. I
want a PSP and
Star Wars the
Clone Wars
Playstation 2
game. I am going to draw a picture for you. I have been a really good boy this year and I hope
to get what I asked for. I would
like you to bring my baby brother some toys and clothes.
Love you,
Zachary S.
Dear Santa,
My name is Kaitlyn and I am 5
years old. I
would like an
ipod and a Hannah Montana
doll.
Love,
Kaitlyn P. (age 5)
Dear Santa,
My name is Orion and I am only
5 months old. I
would like a
brand new,
2009 Mustang.
Love,
Orion P. (age 5 months)
Dear Santa and Mrs. Claus,
How are you? I have been a very
good boy this past year. Mommy
and Daddy are very proud of me
because I am now potty trained.
This year, I would like a football
and fireman’s gear, just like Daddy’s. My little sister, Katie, has
been a good girl too. Maybe you
could bring her a Cabbage Patch
doll and some girl books. I will
leave you cookies and milk and
carrots for the reindeer. Thank
you, Santa.
Love,
Joey H.
Dear Santa,
My name is Julia
and I am 5 years
old. How are
you and your
reindeer? Me
and Mommy are
going to make
cookies for you and I will also
put out carrots for your reindeer. This year for Christmas, I
would like a scooter, and some
more Worry Dolls (that’s what
Mommy calls them). I would like
Polly Pockets, and Belle, Ariel,
Pocahontas, and Mulan costumes. I would also like more
pieces for my cruise ship and a
Tinkerbell doll and toys. Please
tell Rudolph and Mrs. Claus to
make sure that I get the right
stuff that I want for Christmas.
Thank you, Santa, and I love you.
Love,
Julia
Dear Santa,
I would like Legos with yellow
faces and Megaguardship Legos, a DS, also a
V-Tech, and the
last thing is a
game for Playstation. Thank
you.
Love,
Ryan F.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Caleigh and I am
5 years old. I
would like a
Bratz hair doll
and a giraffe.
Love,
Caleigh P. (age 5)
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas. How was
your year? I am
writing to you to
let you know I
have been a
good boy and
what I would like. I would like a
cell phone, a Dale, Jr. #88 batterized car, a shrinking Santa
and Mrs, Claus, a New York Giants sweatshirt, Pixos, and a
good year. Merry Christmas,
Santa.
Love,
Andrew L. (age 6)
Dear Santa,
My name is
Christian. My
Mom told me
about writing to
you. I have a
couple of questions. What are
your elves names? How old are
they? This year, I really want a
Steelers jersey and a bigger TV.
I need it so I can see better at
night. I hope you get my letter
and I hope you write back.
Love,
Christian L. (age 9)
Dear Santa,
What I want for
Christmas is a
Hannah Montana 3-D movie,
a Hannah Montana light, and
both Hannah
Montana dolls.
LETTERS TO SANTA
P.S. I have been a good girl, my
Mommy told me.
Sincerely,
Dear Santa,
I have been a
very good girl
and I would like
these toys for
Christmas: Webkinz, American
Girl doll, clothing for the doll, Sorry Sliders,
Twister hopscotch, and Stylin’
Studio. If you can only bring me
some of these it will be okay.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Cody
and I have been
very good this
year. Thank you
for all the presents last year. I
liked all of them
a lot. This year, I would like
Spongebob video game, Hot
Wheels trick tracks, and a real
dog. You can bring anything
else you want, but don’t forget
Mommy, Daddy, Brianna, and
Kylie because they have been
good too. Merry Christmas. I
will leave you milk and cookies
and carrots for the reindeer.
Love,
Autumn G.
Cody T. (age 4)
Dear Santa,
My name is Peyton and I just
turned 1 year
old, so my Mommy is helping
me write this.
Mommy says
I’ve been a really good girl so,
for Christmas, I would love some
blocks, a baby doll, a play piano,
and a kitchen set so I can help
Mommy cook. Please say hi to
Mrs. Claus and your reindeer.
Mommy and I will leave snacks
for you on Christmas Eve since
you will be so busy and probably
very hungry.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Dylan and I am 8
years old. I
would like, for
Christmas, a
Hess truck, a
Shoprite truck, a
piano, a train set, and a guitar.
Also, my 4 month old sister,
Katelyn, would like anything she
can play with for her age. We
would leave you milk and cookies. Happy Holidays!
Thanks,
Kimberly (age 7)
Peyton S. (age 1)
Dear Santa,
I hope you can
bring me and
my brother the
best presents
ever in my life.
So, if you do,
thank you and
the elves and including Mrs.
Claus. Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas!
From,
Madison
Dear Santa,
I have been a
very good girl
this year. For
Christmas, I
would like a new
bicycle, a dump
truck, a choochoo train, a jewelry box, makeup, a crib for Nanny Baby, a
book for my Mommy, arts and
crafts for my Daddy, and two
blocks for my new baby brother
or sister. Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!
Love,
Alexis K.
Zoe M. (age 5)
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas
and thank you for
all the presents
last year. I am in
2nd grade and a
Cub Scout now. I
would like a Nintendo DS, Super Mario Brothers
and Mario Party games for the DS,
Scene it Nick, big boy stuff for my
room, Cub Scout camping stuff,
and mostly, for my family to be
happy. I will leave milk and cookies and carrots for all the reindeer.
See you soon, be careful.
Love,
Kamryn T. (age 7)
Christian T.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Kahlil and I am 2
years old. I
would like a
football, a
Spongebob, and
a basketball.
Love,
Kahlil
Dear Santa,
I just got back
from Disney
World with
Mommy, Nanny,
and Pappy, and I
saw you there. I
just want to remind you again that I have been
a very good boy. Please bring
me Spike the dinosaur, and
some new Thomas trains. One
more thing, please bring some
presents for my Mommy, Nanny,
and Pappy. I love them very
much.
Love,
Nicholas J. (age 3 1/2)
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you
doing this year?
I think I have
been a good boy
this year. I wish
I could have a
Hot Wheels race
track, an Army truck, and a big
bike. Please stop by my house
for cookies and milk. I hope you
have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Tyler E.
Dear Santa,
Since this is my
first Christmas
and I’m not sure
of this whole
Christmas thing
yet, I’m not sure
what I want. I’m sure whatever
you bring me I will be happy with.
I know you must know by now
what an almost 7 month little fellow would like. Santa, I know already that I have parents, grandparents, aunts, an uncle, and
friends that love me a lot and, if
you could, please get them something nice, I think they would like
that. Thank you, Santa.
P.S. Please don’t forget Buster.
Your new friend,
Chase
Dylan
Dear Santa,
I was very good
this year. I
would like a new
robot, a tent,
and a new bike
for Christmas,
please. Thank
you, Santa. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Kenneth D. (age 4 1/2)
Dear Santa,
I hope you and
Mrs. Santa are
doing well. How
are the reindeer
and elves? My
Mommy and I
are baking
cookies for you. Please don’t be
afraid of my little dog, Dora,
when you get here. She’ll probably give you kisses. I am 5
years old and I started Kindergarten this year. So far, I’m doing good. I hope you can get
me some of the things I want
this year for Christmas. I want
a BIG Dinosaur, a guitar, and
some new games for my V-Tech
game system. Can you also
bring some gifts for my puppy
and the rest of my family.
Thanks a lot, Santa!
Love,
Angela F.
Dear Santa,
My name is Zoe
and I am 5 years
old. I would like
a HSM doll, cupcake maker,
Easy Bake Oven,
and games. I
have been very good this year.
Please don’t forget my puppy,
Shiloh, it’s her first Christmas.
Love,
I am 6 years old. I would like a
red ipod, and a Wii. Thank you.
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
My name is
Alexa. I am 8
years old. I
have 2 brothers
named Chase
and Christian. I
have been good
for my Mom and have gotten a
very good report card. I hope I
get a lot of presents this year. I
hope you can come to my Mom’s
house, my Dad’s house, and my
Grammy’s house. I am dying to
have a Dolphin’s Petz DS game
and an American Girl doll.
Thank you.
Your friend,
Alexa T.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Christian. I am
trying to be
good in school
and not get any
checks. I got an
awesome report card like last year. I am
the youngest in the family and I
have a brother and a sister.
Dear Santa,
Hello, how have you guys been up in the North Pole? My
Mommy, Kristy, says I have been a very good boy this year. I
cannot write so my Mommy is helping me write this. My name
is Oreo, but I’m not a cookie, I’m a sweet dog. They named me
Oreo because I’m sweet and I’m black and white like an Oreo.
I am 6 months old and I am an adorable Boston Terrier who is
spoiled very much by everyone I know. My Mommy asked me
what I want this year for my first Christmas and I told her I
want Oreos and she said I can’t have chocolate but, maybe you
can make me some dog cookies I can eat just for me. I also
love Beggin Strips and the puppy sized Milk Bones, they are
my favorite, and any other good treats you can think of. I
have been caught chewing on things I’m not supposed to because I’m teething, but that’s normal for puppies, so maybe
you can bring me some more chew toys I can chew on because
nothing excites me more, besides food, than dog toys. Also,
so I’m not cold when I go do my business, can I have a doggie
jacket? It’s really cold in the winter, WOOF WOOF!
P.S. I will make sure I will give you a welcome and thank you
kiss when you come to my house. Thanks, Santa.
With lots of love,
Oreo
Dear Santa,
My name is Genesis and I am 6
years old. I want
to tell you that I
am a good girl. I
do all my chores
and I am doing
good in school. Please bring me
a Nintendo DS and lots of toys.
Thank you for everything.
Love,
Genesis R.
Dear Santa,
My name is Hailie and I am 5
years old. I have been a good
girl this year. I would like a Barbie house, a Hannah Montana
Barbie with guitar, a Barbie car,
sleepy baby, baby stroller, Tinkerbell and Dora game, a Gameboy DS with a cooking game. My
sister’s name is Savannah and
she is 2 years old. She would
like some ponies, new babies,
and Dora and Tinkerbell stuff.
Love,
Hailie and Savannah G.
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you?
I hope you’re
doing fine. I
think I’ve been a
real good girl
this year. I wish you would bring
me a bike and a Baby Alive doll
and a pony, if you could please.
Also, we will have cookies and
milk waiting for you. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Cassidy H.
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Continued from M6
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
I’ve been a very,
very good girl. I
hope I will get
the Littlest Pet
Shop digital
planner, a pony, and Scary Movie
4. I wish you a Merry Christmas
and don’t forget to stop by and
eat and drink milk and cookies.
Love,
Brittany H.
Dear Santa,
I was extra good
this year for my
Dad. I would really like a new
bike, a remote
control dinosaur, and lots
of new Legos for Christmas, if I
could. Thank you very much,
Santa! Merry Christmas to you
and the reindeer!
Love,
Patrick D. (age 3 1/2)
house. I am very excited that
Christmas is almost here! I hope
you, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeer
are good. Is Rudolph still guiding your sleigh on Christmas?
How are Comet, Cupid, Donner,
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
and Blitzen? They are all my favorite reindeer! I have been a
good boy this year. One of the
toys I want most this year is Nintendo Race Set Mario Kart Racetrack. I am going to be in bed
early this year so I am sleeping
by the time you come to my
house. I hope you like the cookies and milk that we leave out
for you. I hope the reindeer are
hungry because we leave them
carrots too! Wait until you see
our tree this year! It’s awesome!
I hope you like the decorations
we have out for you to see! Merry Christmas, Santa!
Love,
Kyle N.
Dear Santa,
My name is Adriana. I have been
a very good girl this year so all
I’m asking you, for Christmas, is
a Disney Princess Royal Talking
Vanity Set.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Brandon and
I am 4 years old. I was a
good boy this year.
I would like purple Moon
Sand, a new Spiderman
umbrella, a hat, new
chairs for Destiny’s Dora
table, and a phone for
Santa Claus. My sister’s
name is Destiny. She is 3
years old. She would
like new teddy bears,
and some Tinkerbell and
Hannah Montana stuff.
Love,
Brandon and
Destiny G.
amond” PS2 game, the Barbie
Talk-A-Break café, the Barbie
hand held learning device, and
ABC learning chalk board, and a
High School Musical CD game 2
pack. Please send me theses
gifts and to those children who
do not have. Thank you. I love
you!
Love,
tent, and I
would really like
a trip to Disney
World. Most of
all, I would like
everyone in the
world to be happy and healthy.
Thank you, Santa.
Love,
Brianna G.
Cody K. (age 9)
Adriana S.
Dear Santa,
My name is Meghan and I am 7
years old. The year for Christmas, I would like a Fur-Real Pet,
an American Girl bath tub, Mia’s
furniture, Mia’s ice skating rink,
and the American Girl doll Julie.
I would also like the Hannah
Montana guitar for the TV, a play
laptop, and I want the American
Girl doll desk. I will leave you
cookies and milk.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Brianna. This is
what I want for Christmas: a Dora Sleeps, a big book of Backyardigans, a kid phone, a big
white bear, and a book about
God.
Love,
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Are you
tired? Are your elves tired too?
I am writing this letter for me
and my little sister. I would like
the Wii Fit system, an air hockey
table, a pool table, and a basketball set. I would also like some
games for my Wii system and
the Fat Albert movie on DVD.
My sister would like a blue
phone, camera, and a bicycle.
She would also like a new purse
and a baby doll. Please stop by
to see our Christmas lights. My
Dad made you a special landing
spot for your sleigh and reindeer. We love you, Santa. Merry
Christmas!
Love,
Spencer (age 7) and Danica
(age 2 1/2)
Dear Santa,
I have been a
very good boy
and big brother.
I share my toys
and play nice
with my friends.
These are the
toys that I would like for Christmas: a super speedy train, a
wrestling/boxing ring, giant racing cars, Mickey races, Ben 10
Alien Chamber, Ben 10 Kevin II
car, Star Wars Light Saber, and a
Ben 10 Wii game. Please also
bring my sister some toys. She
is 2 years old.
Love,
Victor C. (age 4)
Dear Santa,
I have been trying to be good.
Please bring my
Mom and my little cousin,
Marky, a gift. I
would like an I
Carly CD, a microphone, and a
space station with building
parts. I will leave you cookies
and carrots for the reindeer.
Love,
Zachary R. (age 11)
Dear Santa,
My name is Kyle and I am 8
years old. I live in New Jersey
and I hope you will visit my
Brianna P.
Dear Santa,
My name is Sincere and I have
been a good boy this year. I
would like, for Christmas, a VSmile Learning System.
Love,
Sincere S.
Dear Santa,
My name is Jennifer. I’m the
one with the
Birthday Girl
shirt. My friend,
Megan, is standing with me in
church celebrating my day with
a cake. Soon we will be celebrating another birthday.
Megan and I are so looking forward to Christmas, the day Jesus
was born. We know that, on this
day, you bring good little boys
and girls gifts. We were both
very, very good so could you
please bring me a tea cart with
dishes and a new baby doll?
Please bring Megan something
nice too. We wish you, Mrs.
Claus, your elves, and your reindeer a very Merry Christmas too.
Love,
Jennifer S.
Dear Santa,
You are the
best. This is
what I want for
Christmas: some
Webkinz, the
American Girl
Julie or Samantha, and a TV with the Wii.
Love,
Christine (age 7)
Dear Santa,
My name is Brianna and this is
my Christmas list. I behave soso but on my report card I did
well. I promise to work hard on
my behavior so please let me
have these gifts. I would like a
Wii and Bratz Game “The
Movie”, a gift card for Build-ABear, a princess cash register, a
Bratz magic hair station, a DS
game “Cookie Mama II”, a Bratz
big limo car, a Bratz “Forever Di-
Dear Santa,
My sister and I have both been
very good girls this year. We
would like some new bath toys,
especially the Rescue Pet Swim
to Me puppy and baby doll that
swims. I could also use new tap
shoes for dance class because
mine are too small and maybe a
new dance outfit for both of us.
Some other things we want are a
cupcake maker, a stroller for our
babies, and High School Musical
movie, to name a few. We can’t
wait to make cookies for you and
leave them out on Christmas
Eve. Enjoy!
Thank you,
Kyleigh (age 4) and
Mackenzie (age 3)
Dear Santa,
My name is
Joshua. I am 2
years old. For
Christmas this
year, I would
like you to bring
me the Imaginext Batman Cave
with some new Batman, Robin,
Joker, and Penguin figures. I
would also like the Diego train
and a Spiderman scooter so I
can ride with the kids around my
house. This year, Mommy says I
can help make cookies for you. I
will make a lot of them. Tell the
elves I said hello!
Love,
Joshua K.
Dear Santa,
I would like a
kitty.
Love,
Mahlea M.
(age 5)
Dear Santa,
I was a good boy this year.
Could you please bring me the
Wii game system, the TV game
Spongebob, a Cat in the hat calendar, a Spongebob CD, the
board game Mouse Trap, and
Uno Disney Edition? Also, if you
could, a blow up Snoopy and a
Frosty the Snowman for my
front yard, movies, books, a
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Dear Santa,
My name is Jack
and I will be 15
months old
when Christmas
comes. My big
sister, Natalie, is
helping me
write this letter. I’ve been a very
good boy this year. For Christmas, I would like some toy airplanes, stuffed animals, a truck,
a bulldozer, books, and a Barney
doll. You could bring me some
surprises if you want to. My sister is going to leave you milk
and cookies and she will leave
food for the reindeer. I will try
no to eat them! I am sorry I was
a little scared of you when we
went to visit you at the store. I
still love you, Santa!
Love,
M7
Dear Santa,
Hello. It’s
Megan from
Bangor. I am 5
years old now. I
started Kindergarten at Washington Elementary School this year. My
teacher is Mrs. Tiwold. We have
lots of fun learning. I have been
a pretty good girl. Could you
please bring me and American
Girl doll, Rhino Rampage, and a
car for my Barbies to name a
few. Could you also bring a ball
for my dog. Bow? I wish I could
pet your reindeer. I will leave a
treat for you and your reindeer.
I love you, Santa and be careful
that you don’t hit any airplanes.
Love,
Megan Y. (age 4)
Jack
Dear Santa,
My name is
Chase. I am 9
years old and in
the 4th grade. I
got all A’s and 1
B on my report
card. Also, I got
no checks in school. I am very
sorry for making fun and hurting
my brother and sister. I’ll try to
never do it again. I would like to
have a Little League Baseball
game for Wii, the Wii, a cell
phone, a Redskins jersey (Portis), and a soccer game for Wii.
Thank you.
P.S. We’ll have cookies for you!
Love,
Chase T.
Dear Santa,
Hi, Santa. My name is Faith and
I am 18 months old. Santa, I
have been a good little girl this
year. I would like a baby doll
and some pretty clothes for
Christmas. I will be sure to go to
bed early but, before I do, I will
leave you some milk and cookies. Have a safe trip!
Love always,
Faith H.
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Peyton and I am
2 1/2 years old. I have been a
good boy this year. I would like
some cool Blues Clues stuff. I’ll
be sure to go to bed early but,
before I do, I am going to leave
some carrots out for your deer.
Love,
Meghan
Peyton H.
Dear Santa,
Hi! My name is Zachary and I
am 10 years old. For Christmas,
I would like 5 Bakugan for every
color, and an Xbox 360 with the
following games: Star Wars 3,
Star Wars The Force Unleashed,
Guitar Hero World Tour, Skate 2,
and Tony Hawk 3 Proving
Ground. I would also like a Star
Wars Clone Trooper voice changing helmet. That is all I want for
Christmas.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Dylan and I am 5
years old. I have tried my hardest to be good this year. I would
like the V-Flash, some cool Power Rangers stuff, and some VFlash games for Christmas. I will
be in bed early. There will be
some milk and cookies out for
you as well as some carrots for
your deer. Have a safe and
warm trip.
Love,
Zachary
Dear Santa,
My name is Derek and I am 8
years old. I have tried to be
good this year. I would like the
games: Skate It, We Ski, Guiness
Book of World Records, and Sonic Unleashed for the Wii. I also
would like a polar bear Webkinz,
Madden ’09 PSP bundle, Bakugan, and more Pokemon cards. I
would also love some more
stuffed Pluto’s to add to my collection. I will leave you cookies
and milk.
Love,
Dear Santa,
We just wanted to tell you that
we have a special “magic” key
for you to get in on Christmas
Eve. I was worried that, since we
don’t have a chimney, you might
not get in. We will hang the
“magic” key on the door for you.
My brother, Nick, and I have
been very good this year. I
would like Mario Party 7, and
Nick would like a horn and a cop
toy. We will leave you some
fudge and milk and some corn
for the reindeer.
Love,
Anders (age 5) and
Nikolai (age 3)
Derek
Dear Santa,
My name is Natalie and I am 8
years old. I’ve
tried to be a
good girl this
year. I’ve been
a good big sister to my baby brother, Jack.
For Christmas, I would like
some things from my favorite
TV show, I Carly, some Hannah
Montana things, the new Jonas
Brothers CD, Jungle in my
Pocket, Jon and Kate Plus 8
DVD, and the Camp Rock CD. I
also could use some new pajamas. Santa, if you could, I
would like some surprises too!
I will leave milk and cookies for
you and carrots and reindeer
food for the reindeer. See you
soon!
Love,
Dear Santa,
It’s Tyler from
Bangor. I am 7
years old now. I
go to Washington Elementary
School and I am
in Mr. Stein’s
second grade class. Math is
awesome and lunch is great too.
This year, I have been pretty
good but I can’t seem to stop
fighting with my sister. Could
you please bring me a zero gravity remote control car, K-Nex
roller coaster, and Quad racetrack? Could you also bring a
bone for Bow? It would be really
cool if you could make it snow.
Don’t worry about making noise
on Christmas Eve. I sleep so
heavy, you’d never wake me up.
I’ll be sure to leave you and the
deer a treat.
Love,
Natalie B.
Tyler Y. (age 7)
Dylan H.
Dear Santa,
Hi, I’m Owen.
Mommy is helping me write
this because I
am only 4 years
old. I usually
try to be good
but, sometimes, I don’t be
good. I want Transformers,
cars, books, puzzles, and all
kinds of toys. Put them under
the tree. I will look for you out
my window on Christmas Eve. I
want to give the reindeer carrots and you cookies. I will
help Mommy and Daddy make
them. I hope you have a nice
ride.
Hugs, Kisses, Fives, and Pounds,
Owen
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
BJ and I am 4
years old. I
would like lots
of toys this year.
Can you bring
me lots of robots? I love them. Also, a
spaceship and astronaut just like
the one at Aldi’s. I would also
like a water tornado, Mommy
doesn’t know what that is, but I
know you do, Santa! Also, a play
kitchen. Can you take some toys
to my cousins in Guatemala?
They don’t have any. Be safe,
Santa, I love you!
Love,
BJ R.
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LETTERS TO SANTA
Nintendo cats, Littlest Pet Shop,
a horse, a Hummer or a Jeep
that is my size I can drive, and I
would also like a puppy, a Beagle
or a Great Dane, please, please!
Could you bring my Mom a ruby
necklace that we saw in the jewelry store? I will leave some
cookies for you, okay? I love
you! Thank you.
Love,
Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is a
Wall-E movie, David Cook CD,
Meet Myley Cyrus’s whole family,
Jo Bros tickets, Wii Fit, Ultimate
Band and Wii Music. I am 11
years old. I’ll leave you milk and
cookies.
Love,
see me again this year. I still like
Star Wars toys, especially the
Lego sets. I would really like a
Nerf N’ Strike Blaster, too! Love,
Trent S.
Jennifer, 11
Grace B. (age 8)
Dear Santa,
I would like the Hannah Montana
singing doll, Biscuit the robot
dog, a guitar, some leggings to
wear under my dresses, any type
of horses, books to read, a new
comforter for my bed (twin size),
and, my last request is, can you
please let my Daddy know I miss
him. Thank you.
Love,
Leah S. (age 8)
Dear Santa,
I would like a Hannah Montana
bed spread (twin size), a pair of
high heels, make-up, a Fur-Real
Friend horse, a princess towel,
and a rescue pet Chocolate Lab.
Thank you.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Tyris
and I am 9 years
old. I have 3
brothers named
Trevor, Kahlil,
and Timmy. I
would like a Wii
because it will keep me active. I
would like a pool table too.
Trevor is 14 and he should get a
skateboard because he’s been
good and her likes to skateboard. KyKy is 4 and he should
get a piano because he’s been
excellent this year. Timmy is 2
and he should get cars as long
as he doesn’t throw them at me.
He’s been good too.
Love,
Joey B. (age 2)
Dear Santa,
My name is Jacob and I am 3
years old. I
have been a super good boy all
year long. I
even do very
good at my school. For Christmas, I would like a new bike, a
talking Diego 4x4 rescue vehicle, a Handy Manny tool truck,
and a Handy Manny talking toolbox. Also, if you could bring me
a new Hess truck and a Tonka
fire truck. The last thing I would
like is the Shake ‘N’ Go Crash-Up
Speedway for me and my brother, Colton, to share. Thank you
very much and I will be sure to
leave some special treats for you
and your reindeer.
P.S. You could also leave me a
special surprise if you have
some extra time!
Love,
Jacob S.
Dear Santa,
Hi! My name is
Lexis. I have
been a good girl
this year and,
for Christmas, I
would like a
snowman Webkinz, nail girl and gem, Pixos,
the Littlest Pet Shop DS game,
and the Littlest Pet Shop fitness
center. Thank you and Merry
Christmas!
Love,
Lexis B.
Dear Santa,
Hello. What I
would like for
Christmas is a
CD player, ice
skates, Benderoos, Nintendo wild animals,
Nathan
P.S. I love my brother, Ed. Give
him a present to thank you.
Love,
Tyris M.
Arianna K. (age 5)
Dear Santa,
I would like some cars, a football, an Elmo, a comforter for
my bed (toddler size), some pajamas, a baseball and bat, a ball,
some crayons, some stickers,
and some socks. Thank you.
Love,
Dear Santa,
I would like a
rocketship, Tommy 20 Ben ten
aliens, robots. I
would also like
Santa to give my
daddy a big hug,
and my mommy a new brush
and comb. I would also like Santa to give all the kids something
special and make them very
happy on Christmas. Thank you
very much and Merry Christmas.
Dear Santa,
This year, we have been very
good! We listen to our parents,
share nicely, and use kind words.
I hope that you will come to our
houses on Christmas Eve and
bring us lots of presents. I know
you and all of the elves are very
busy making toys for all the kids
around the world. Thank you for
making us all very happy at
Christmas! I hope you enjoy the
cookies and milk we left out for
you! Here is our wish list: Aidan
would like a Matchbox car, Spy
Super Challenge, and a Ford Explorer pull-back car; Alexa
would like a Strawberry Shortcake doll, a Snow White doll, and
for Nana and Pop-pop to live in
Coatesville; and Benjamin would
like a basketball net, a big wheel
bike, and a skateboard.
P.S. Please say hi to our Nana
and Pop-pop in Pen Argyl. We
miss them very much!
Love,
Aiden R., Alexa R., and
Benjamin G.
Dear Santa,
We are really excited for your visit. Every day, we count on the
calendar to see how many more days until you are coming. It’s
really getting close now. When you come, make sure you check
to see that the fireplace is turned off, otherwise you’ll get
burned. We have been good this year. Sometimes, we are
naughty though. We like to wrestle each other and jump on
the furniture. When we’re not getting into trouble, we do help
Mommy and Daddy. We like to dust, vacuum, and feed the
dogs. We also help with the garbage and recycling. So, can
you bring us a Wii, and air hockey table, a motorcycle, a
garbage truck, wrestling toys, and Mickey Mouse Club House
toys? Please don’t forget our cousins, Kylie, Kenzie, and Gavin.
The girls like Elmo and baby dolls. Gavin will be one year old
soon so maybe you could bring him a walking toy to help him
walk. If there is room in your sled, could you bring some bones
for Tyson and Chloe? We will leave you cookies and milk and
some carrots for the reindeer. We love you, Santa!
Love,
Ryan (age 7), Aiden (age 4), and Brady (age 2)
Mommy whenever she asks me
to, and go to bed when I am told.
I also go potty all by myself now.
So, this year for Christmas, I
would love to have a talking
dollhouse and Grumpy Bear to
add to my collection of Care
Bears. I hope everyone has a
very Merry Christmas and gets
what they need this year. I will
leave milk and cookies out for
you. Please be careful when you
come down the chimney that
you don’t trip over Charlie or
Barney. Thank you and Merry
Christmas!
Love,
Christmas a Diamond and Pearl
and some more Pokemon. What
I would also like for Christmas is
three new big cube worlds, tri
bots, some more Wii games, and
three new small cube worlds. I’d
really like a martian matter
packets. That’s all I would want
for Christmas. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Quin, 8
Kevin D.
Dear Santa,
My name is Darius and I am 9
years old. I live
in Easton. What
I want for
Christmas is a
puppy, an Xbox
360, a lap top, a guitar, PS2
games, and a PSP.
Love,
Darius P.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Joelis and I am 3
years old. I am
the princess in
the house. I
have two brothers, their names
are Delvin and Kevin. I love
Christmas and I like Dora.
Love,
Joelis D.
Dear Santa,
Hello, my name
is Kayla and I’ve
been a very
good girl this
year. I eat all my supper, help
Dear Santa,
Please bring me
all fun toys, no
girl stuff! I also
want a kitty cat,
Legos, and a real race car. I
have been a
very good boy. I love you, Santa!
Oh, I am going to name my kitty,
Santa Kitty!
Love,
Denton G. (age 4 1/2)
Dear Santa,
I tried to be a good boy this
year. I helped my family when
they needed me. I would like for
Isaiah D., 8
Angelina, 1
Dear Santa,
I would like a
Wii, some Wii
games and a
Star Wars the
Clone Wars Atte, a buguan
bottle field. And
my family back together. Thank
you,
P.S. I was a good boy.
Dear Santa,
What I want for
x-mas is teck
decks, wrestlers
and Power
Rangers. Love,
Serafin
Dear Santa,
My brother and I have been very
good this year. Our dog, Zye,
was very good too. Can you
please bring me a pink mini-van
and my brother some ice cream?
Homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk will be waiting for
you. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Alexis (age 3) and Cade (age
5 months)
Dear Santa,
My name is AJ
Laskey. I live in
Easton with my
Mom and Dad.
He works all
year long to give
us the things we
need. I hope & wish you can
come to our house. I’d like a
Fire Truck. Me & Mom made you
cookies. Love,
AJ, 2
Taylor S.
Dear Santa,
My name is Jake
and I’ll be 3 on
New Year’s Eve.
I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I
love Chuck E
Cheese and I
like when my Grandma, Grandpa, Pappy and Nanny take me to
see him. Everyone is proud of
me because I know my ABC’s
and can sing songs. For Christmas I would like movies, books a
race car sets and some ice
cream. I love you Santa,
Love,
Jake S.
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Angelina Laskey.
I am 1 year old &
I hope I see you
for Christmas.
I’d like a doll if
you have one.
God Bless us everyone. Love,
Robert
Kayla D.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Kevin and I am 4
years old. I live
with my parent,
a sister, and an
older brother.
Their names are
Delxin and Joelis. I want a motorcycle and a Nintendo DS.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Isaiah and I am 8
years old. What I want for
Christmas is new games for my
Wii and my Playstation 2. I also
want an Ipod and a ripstick. My
sister’s name is Gianna and she
is 4 years old. She wants High
School Musical dolls and a new
Baby Alive. We have been good
this year and hope we get our
presents we want. Thank you
very much and we will make
sure we leave you lots of cookies
and milk. Love,
Dear Santa,
I am 4 months old and I live in
Buckeye, AZ. I am a good baby
girl. I sleep through the night
and only cry when I’m hungry or
need my diaper changed. Since
this is my first Christmas I really
hope you will come see me. I
would really like a saucer because I love to stand. Any
maybe a rattle, too. Please tell
my Nanny and Pappy that I can’t
wait to meet them. Love,
P.S. Please and
thank you.
Merry Christmas!
Dear Santa,
My name is
Brody and I am
9 ½ months old
and live in Wilson. My mommy, Daddy, Nanny, Pappy, Mimi
and Pappy take really good care
of me. For my first Christmas I
would like Elmo Live because I
love Elmo. I’ll make sure Mommy and Daddy leave cookies and
milk for you. Love,
Brody S.
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old and I live in
Buckeye, AZ. I have been very
good this year. I help my mom
take care of my baby sister Taylor and I got straight A’s on my
report card. I hope you come to
Dear Santa,
My name is Dakota Attanasio
and I am 9 years old. I have a
new brother named Braydon
who is 10 months old. My wish
for Christmas is for you to bring
me a game called Guess Who Extra. I tried to be a good boy this
year but you already know that.
If it’s not too much to ask, could
you bring something real nice
for my baby brother, please. As
always, I will leave cookies and
milk out for you.
Thanks Santa,
Dakota
Dear Santa,
My name is Braydon Diehl and I
am 10 months old. My Mommy
has to write this letter for me
because I am too little. I have
been a really good boy this year
but you already know that. I
don’t really know much about
Christmas but I hope to learn as
I go. Could you please bring me
a toy that you feel I might be
ready for? I have to go to bed
now but I hope to see you on
Christmas Eve.
Thank you Santa,
Braydon
Dear Santa,
I want a plane ticket to go to Italy
for a vacation and about $500 to
travel around. I want to get to
Italy, my favorite place in the
world. Merry Christmas to all.
Marcella
P.S. I want a signed picture from
Rob Pattison and Tom Welling.
Please and thank you.
Dear Santa,
What I want for
Christmas is a
Nintendo DS and
a Ray Misterio
wrestler. Plus
the new Twilight
movie. From,
Yesenia
P.S. Please and Thank you.
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LETTERS TO SANTA
Continued from M8
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Mariah and I am
5 years old. These are my sisters, Makaylah, who is 2 years
old, and Mia, who is 1 year old.
We all have been pretty good
this year. I would like, for Christmas, a pink DS, a Stylin’ Barbie
head, Tinkerbell movie, and arts
and crafts. Makaylah would like
Baby Alive, a Barbie guitar, and
Bratz Barbies. Lastly, Mia would
like baby dolls, play jewelry, and
play shoes. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Love,
Mariah, Makaylah, and Mia
Dear Santa,
I would like
skates, a scooter and the Barbie Bus that
opens up like a
house. I also
like “Bratz
Babyz” and the electric “Thomas
the Train” set that I saw on TV. I
love movies, puzzles, and books,
too! I need some new clothes. I
am a big girl now. Thank you
Santa. I love you! Love,
Rhiley Jade, 2 ½
me some of these things, I would
be so happy! I still love Thomas
the Train so I would like a new
train table. Some Thomas DVD’s
that play Thomas music. Maybe
some new games for my V-Smile
game. A Playskool digital camera, a wrestling ring with
wrestlers. A racetrack and some
books and whatever else you
think I would like. Please don’t
forget about my big brothers. I
know they want the new Guitar
Hero with the drums for Playstation 3 and whatever else they
would want. They are good
brothers to me. I’m so excited I
can’t wait to come visit you at
the mall. And please bring the
children that don’t have much
some toys even if I have to do
without some things. Thank you
Santa.
I love you,
Justin
P.S. Please look after my cousin
Shawn who is in the military.
Please keep him safe. I will leave
you and your reindeer a treat!
Dear Santa,
My name is Andrew. I am 2 ½
years old. I
keep mommy
and daddy busy
since I am full of
energy. Please
bring me some Thomas trains, a
Thomas train case and a doodle
pro. Merry Christmas! Thank
you,
Andrew
Dear Santa,
I am 4 years old.
I am a good boy
most of the
time. Can you
please bring me
Simba from the
movie “Lion
King?” I would also like to have
a dinosaur. I also want “Mater.”
Merry Christmas! Thank you,
Joshua
Dear Santa,
I am Nikolas and Jared’s puppy
Zoey. I am writing to let you
know that they have been pretty
good this year. They both take
really good care of me. They
make sure I have food and water. And they always love me.
Jared has been on honor roll and
Nikolas he is doing really well also in school. I just wanted to let
you know all they have asked for
is a Nintendo Wii. I am hoping
that you could possibly bring the
Wii for them for Christmas. Take
care Santa. Oh and please bring
me a stuffed toy, I love to tear
them apart.
Love,
Zoey
Dear Santa,
Hello Santa, it’s
me Justin. I am
now 4 years old
and live in
Washington, NJ.
I’m sure you remember me
from last year. I go to preschool
now and I live it very much. I’m
learning a lot on how to count,
write my name, my alphabet,
shapes and much more. I made
some new buddies in school that
I like to play with a lot. My favorites are Teddy, Tyler and
Chris. We love to play together.
My mother says I’ve been a pretty good boy most of the time. I
like to rough play with my two
older brothers, Brandon and
Tyler. We have a lot of fun!
If you could please try to bring
Dear Santa,
Christmas is
coming. I would
like Steelers
stuff & Playstation 2. And I
would like Big
John Cena blanket and I would like Family Guy
stuff.
By,
Steven, 12
Dear Santa,
I’m a 3 year old
boy. For Christmas I would like
Spike the dinosaur, Lighten
McQueen race
track and a Tonka car carrier. Also some new
clothes would be nice. I won’t
forget to leave you a special
treat on the table. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Ricky
Dear Santa,
I’m a 6 year old girl. For Christmas I would like to have a toy
doll, a ball, some Bratz dolls and
Belle dress. Also maybe some
clothes. I will leave you something special on the coffee table
for you and your wife. Merry
Christmas!
Love,
Lauren
Dear Santa,
Santa I’m moving three days
after Christmas!
I’m sad about
that…but I’m
sure I’ll make
new friends
though. So I hope this Christmas
is one of the best I ever have. I
like arts and crafts. Do you? I
believe in you! My favorite animal is a Husky. What’s yours? I
have two favorite colors, red and
blue. What’s your favorite color?
Can you bring this one thing, but
I’ll ask for more, Bendaroos. I
love you Santa! How do reindeer
fly?
Love,
my daddy to be
home for Christmas. I would also like ballerina
clothes, a Barbie
and some toys
for little boys
and girls to have
a Merry Christmas too. Thank you and Merry
Christmas.
Love,
Clairissa, 8
Autume, 3
Dear Santa,
Hello! My name
is Breanna
Yarnell. I am 6
years old. I
have been a
very, very good
girl this year.
Can you please bring me a Baby
Alive doll, Hannah Montana bed,
blankets and doll. I love Hannah
Montana. I would also like some
play shoes (high heels). I am
making you cookies. I hope you
like them. Can you also bring
my grammy a Hannah Montana
shirt for my Grammy and new
boots for my Pop. Thank you
Santa!
Love,
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Brian Wallace
and I’m 7 years
old and I’ve
been a good
boy. I would also like a Nintendo DS and an MP3 player. I
would also like the Undertaker
wrestler too. I also would like
some little cars. Thank you and
Merry Christmas.
Love,
Breanna
Dear Santa,
My name is
James Yarnell Jr.
I am 8 years old.
I have been a
good boy this
year. Can you
please bring me
a free style bike and a game
chair. I would also like a couple
of video games too. My family
and I are making you cookies. I
hope you enjoy them. Also,
please bring our dog Lazy a
bone. Thank you Santa! Love,
James
Dear Santa,
My name is Emily Celia. I live in
Stockertown,
Pa., and I am 7
years old. I am
in the second
grade at Lower
Nazareth Elementary School. I
am a cheerleader for the
Nazareth Little Blue Eagles Jr.
Varsity Wrestling Team. I have
one big sister and 4 big brothers. For Christmas I would like a
Wii video game with lots of extra
games. A new scooter would also be nice to go with my new bicycle. A girl can never have
enough Polly Pockets and Bratz
dolls. If possible, I would also
like a Nintendo DS and a real
working cell phone with a real
phone number. My sister and all
my brothers have a cell phone. I
will leave you milk and cookies
for you and all your reindeer
with a special treat for Rudolph.
Merry Christmas! Love,
Emily, 7
Brian, 7
Dear Santa,
Hello. My name
is Jimmy. I am 7
years old and I
am in first
grade. For
Christmas I
would like a
Bakuclip and Bakugons, a game
of Lasertag, a game called Set
and a Wii with Wii sports, along
with nunchucks and Wii controllers. My last request is for
an Ultimate Light Saber because I like to play Star Wars
with my friend, Aidan. Joke:
What time does a duck wake
up? Answer: At the QUACK of
dawn! Ho, Ho, Ho! I have been
good this year. I have never
been on yellow or red at school,
I help take care of my younger
brother and sister, and I keep
my room clean. I hope you
have a safe trip!
Love,
Jimmy
Dear Santa,
This is my second Christmas,
but I don’t remember too
much about my
first Christmas
because I was so
little. I am 1 now and I am walking around like a big boy. Mommy and Daddy say that I am very
good. I eat anything they put in
front of me, I sleep all night, and
I am very patient with my brother’s and sister’s activities. For
Christmas, I would like a toy
phone, cars and trucks and I can
push, and some Dallas Cowboy
clothes so Daddy and I can cheer
for them properly. I also hope
you and the reindeer have a safe
trip. We’ll leave some treats for
all of you!
Love,
Sean
Dear Santa,
My name is Sean
and I am in
kindergarten at
Palmer School.
I can’t wait for
Christmas to
come. I have
been a very good boy this year.
Santa you would be so proud of
me. On my list this year is Cars,
from the movie Cars…tankcoat,
mood springs, sidewalls shine,
etc. Jay Cutler and Jason Witten
figures. The DVD’s Kung Fu Panda, Tom & Jerry and Batman. I
will leave milk and cookies plus
carrots for the reindeer. Thanks
Santa, have a safe trip. Merry
Christmas,
Sean T., 6
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Autume Amaro.
I’m 3 years old. I would like for
Dear Santa,
My name is
Meghan and I
am 4 years old.
I have an older
brother named
Jimmy and a
younger brother, Sean, who just turned 1! I
was good this year. I listened
to my teachers, I was good at
my friends’ houses, I helped
take care of Sean. I would like
to have Baby Alive, a Hannah
Montana Barbie set, the Sleeping Beauty DVD, a mermaid
pool set, and a Littlest Pet
Shop set. I hope you have a
safe trip. We will leave you
cookies, and we will have carrots and reindeer food for the
reindeer.
Love,
Meghan
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I
wish you could
get my whole
family together
so I could meet
some more of
my family members. How are the elves, the
reindeer, and Mrs. Claus doing?
I want to thank you for using
your time to come down and
give us presents. I want to
thank the elves for making all
the wonderful gifts for us on
Christmas. What I want for
Christmas is a Bratz car, some
Bratz dolls, and a new bike.
Sincerely,
M9
really love them. I think I should
get a puppy because I’ve been
good this year. I’ve been good
this year because I helped my
family when they needed help. I
hope your reindeer are ready to
fly. Have a nice Christmas.
Sincerely,
Kaylee
Shakira
P.S. I am still wondering when I
will get my Katie Kazoo Switcharoo books.
Dear Santa,
I’ve been a very
good kid this
year, so has my
baby brother.
These are the
things that I
want. Petz Catz
for Nintendo DS, Petz Dogs for
Nintendo DS. Webkinz black dog
and horse, American Girl
clothes, Cat toys, the book Marley and Me, clothes for me, coloring books and crayons and the
Jonas Brothers’ book Burnin Up
Tour 2008.
Sincerely,
Emily.
P.S. I hope everybody at the
North Pole has a wonderful
Christmas. Your treats will be in
the kitchen. Beware of the cat.
She may go after you.
Dear Santa,
I have been a
good girl since
last Christmas.
When you and
reindeer come
to my house
there will be
treats on the table for you. My
family and I want to thank you
for all you gave us since we have
been little kids. If there is some
way that I can go to the North
Pole I would get you and everybody up there a big present.
Please bring me anything Hannah Montana, High School Musical and Jonas Brothers.
Sincerely,
Desiree
Dear Santa,
I hope you and
your reindeer
are doing well!
I’m hoping I can
make cookies
for you when
you come on
Christmas. In this letter I will not
only be asking for things I want,
but things I think other people
will like, such as a pearl necklace for my Mom. My friend
would like a High School Musical
toy. This year, what I want the
most is a cat! I don’t really care
what else I get, I just really want
a cat more than anything! I also
want to get a SpongeBob toy for
my little sister. The other two
things I want are a Pokemon
Plug and Play Game and a Kirbe
DS game.
Sincerely,
Tabatha
P.S. I used to have a cat but it
ran away so that is why it is important to me to get a cat.
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I hope you
liked your present I gave you
last year. For
this Christmas I
only hope I
could get a cute puppy because I
Dear Santa,
Hi! I hope you are having a good
time in the North Pole? I hope
your elves are doing well too.
We have been good boys this
year. There are a few things we
would like for Christmas. I
would like a Nintendo Wii and a
few games to go with it. I would
also like Bakugan Battle
Brawlers and the arena. I am
hoping for more Pokemon cards
and a big book to store them in
too. My brother, Tanner, would
like the Geo-Trax Grand Central
Station and Airport. He would
also like a Leapster 2 and a race
track. He likes anything that is
Hot Wheels. I will be sure to
leave you milk and cookies.
Your reindeer will find carrots
and celery on the front porch. I
hope you have a safe ride
around the world and a Merry
Christmas.
Your friends,
Ethan and Tanner R.
Dear Santa,
This is what I
want for Christmas and why. I
want a new
friend for my
American Girl
Doll. One that
has brown hair with highlights
and brown eyes with medium
skin. Some other things I want
for my American Girl doll is
some clothes for her and her
friends and a bed for both of
them. Also accessories for her. I
would also like Barbies things
and Bratz things. I really want a
dog. This is why I deserve these
things.
Sincerely,
Jordan
Dear Santa,
I hope your
elves are up to
the hard work to
make the whole
world happy and
jolly full of presents. Here’s a
question, do the elves ever get a
break from all the hard work? If
they don’t tell them I hope they
get plenty of rest over the days
after Christmas. This year for
Christmas what I want the most
is a Darkes Dule Hidranoid and a
Heyorus Cieripoid. Another
thing I want is to have good
friends, plus I would like the Wii
game De blob.
Sincerely,
Eric
P.S. I never got that Pokemon
Hand book that I’ve always
wanted.
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M10
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Continued from M9
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
I want to have a
great Christmas
with my family.
I want everyone
to be happy and
be grateful for
what they get. I
also hope that the other reindeer are being nice to Rudolph. I
want to thank the elves for making our toys. By the way, I love
all of them. I am going to put
down the stuff I want first. I
want an American Girl Doll, Littlest Pet Shop Fitness Club,
Bratz Doll House, and Jasmin’s
mom’s Porche, a Lap Top and
that’s all. I cannot wait to see
what you bring for me and my
sister this year. Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!
Sincerely,
Shawnayah
P.S. I didn’t get that Bratz Refridgerator three years ago. My
sister Shaday wants a Baby
Alive.
Dear Santa,
I want my baby
cousin to have
the best first
Christmas. I also want my
mom and dad
and my dogs to
get more things because they
don’t get a lot of stuff for Christmas like I do. It’s my dog’s birthday on Christmas. It will be his
first Christmas, too. I hope he
has the best birthday and first
Christmas ever. Here comes the
present part. I only want three
things this year. I want Star
Wars, a Laptop and Army Guys.
Sincerely,
Charles
Dear Santa,
For this Christmas I would like
a DX shirt, Triple
H shirt and a CM
Punk shirt.
They are on
WWE shop.com.
I knew as soon as the RipStick
(G) came out I wanted it for
Christmas. You can grind on
stuff with that thing! And I want
a new skateboard. I used to have
one but someone stole it so I can
I have a Plan B and a Blind.
They are the 2 best skateboards
a 10-year-old boy could ever
have! Blaise, my brother, had a
glow in the dark yo-yo. He barely let me play with it so can I
have one too?
Sincerely,
Kyle
P.S. How are you doing with the
elves and the reindeer? I bet
they are working hard this year!
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How are
your little elves?
I want a plushie
for Christmas.
Please get it for
me. I hope you
fit down all of the chimneys well.
I hope you like your Christmas.
Sincerely,
Paige
P.S. Don’t worry I will leave you
milk and cookies.
Dear Santa,
I’ve been good
all year. So for
Christmas I want
my family to
have a really
good Christmas.
The things I
hope you will give me are a rope
ladder so I can get into the tree
in my yard. The other things I
would like to have are an MP3
player and a rope to swing from
my tree to my deck. Santa, I’m
going to leave cookies for you
and I’m going to try to leave
food for your reindeer. Santa,
tell your elves thank you for
making all my toys.
Sincerely,
Brittany
P.S. I want my family to have a
swimming pool.
Dear Santa,
What I want for
Christmas is my
friend Alicia to
talk to me again
and for all of my
family to get together and not
fight. I also want a puppy and
kitten so I don’t get bored at
home. Santa what kind of snacks
do you want on Christmas night?
Santa can you bring my mom
her Nutcracker that’s big?
Where did you meet Rudolph before traveling around the world?
When is Miss Claus’s birthday?
Who is your favorite reindeer? I
can’t wait to see what I get on
Christmas day! The stockings
are going to be hung outside on
the door.
Sincerely,
LETTERS TO SANTA
has been good
and I have been
sorta good.
How are the
reindeer doing?
I bet they’re
ready to fly this
year and tell the
elves thank you
for making the toys for the people across the world. Thank you
Santa for delivering them. Without you, the world wouldn’t get
any toys. How is Mrs. Claus doing? MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Sincerely,
Jack
Dear Santa,
This is Benny
and I am in
fourth grade. I
am 9 years old.
I have a 7 year
old sister named
Abbey and a 4
year old sister named Sarah. I
have been good because I take
care of my cat, Kitty. What I
would like to see is your reindeer. What I would like for
Christmas is the game Battleship
and Sonic Unleashed for PS2 and
Bolt for PS2.
Sincerely,
Olivia
Benny
Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph?
My whole family
went to Big Lots
to get a Rudolph
that sings a
song about himself and talks
about the other reindeer. I will
have some cookies for you on
my table in my kitchen. I got a
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
for my niece Nevach Elizabeth.
Nevach got a little tiny tree for
you to put her presents under.
The things that I want for Christmas this year is a Radigo
Snowflake game, a Rudolph CD
and a new laptop. I can’t wait to
see what I get for Christmas this
year.
Sincerely,
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I
would really like
to get my whole
family together
because I really
never get to see
them. I have
been good this year both in
school and at home. My birthday is December 20, five days
before Christmas and I’m really
excited. For Christmas I would
like a cell phone, a Wii and a
Nintendo DS. The biggest and
best thing I want is to take a vacation to Florida to see my sister
Shelly. I would also like my mom
and ad to feel better because
they always have back pain.
Sincerely,
Katie
P.S. You have to deliver presents
in 4 days.
P.S. Who is the best Reindeer
that you have?
Dear Santa,
All I want to
know is how are
you doing? Are
you ready for
Christmas? How
do you travel
around the
world in one night? I want a
2009 WWE wrestling game,
Money in the Bank wrestling
match. I also would like Beanie
Babies 2.0, board games, spy
toys, Charlie Brown DVD’s,
wrestling cards, Pokemon cards
and books. I’ll be ready for
Christmas Day.
Sincerely,
Dominick
Ashley
Brent
Dear Santa,
I would like my brother to learn
to talk better. I would also like
dinosaurs for my brother. For
myself I want Star Wars monopoly and clone’s a long shot
blaster and an At-te. My brother
Allison
Dear Santa,
You’re an awesome person! I
would like a blow up Giants bean
bag. A Jacobs jersey, a few pairs
of cool pants, a round chair, a
zero gravity micro, 18 wheels of
steel for the computer, and a giant remote control car! Also
thank you for all the presents
you’ve brought me in the past!
Sincerely,
Jacob
Dear Santa,
Thank you for giving me all the
stuff. This time I want an ipod,
Wii, mini dirt bike and a whole
bunch of stuff. Please be careful
while going on the sleigh. Oh
yeah, give my mom a diamond
necklace and a DS for Christmas.
Sincerely,
Tyler
Dear Santa,
Thank you for all of the toys last
year.I want a real guitar this
year and horse stuff (everything
for a horse) and I want a pony
too ( a real pony) and built in
fence for him. I want a Nintendo
DS and if Comet has a girlfriend
and has babies,can I have one
please? Can you please use your
magic to make it cold in Bloomsbury?
From,
Courtney
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus?
How are the elves and reindeer?
I’m doing great. For Christmas I
would like a Wii, a blackberry for
my mom, Wii music, guitar hero,
and those black and white DC
shoes, size 4. Merry Christmas!
Your Friend,
Lily
Dear Santa,
Thanks for all the great presents
last year. I hope you bring me
good ones this year. This is what
I want: lots of Legos, a BMX bike,
Bongos, a ramp, a laptop and
Webkinz. How are the reindeer?
Your Friend,
Dear Santa,
How has your year been? I hope
it hasn’t been too busy. I’ve been
working hard in school. There is
nothing really special I want for
Christmas so you can surprise
me. Could you please bring Kaiba a biscuit? Merry Christmas!
Your Friend,
Jakob
Matt
Dear Santa,
Hello Santa, how are you? Is it
hectic on Christmas Eve? If it is
don’t be as worried about me
because I’m not sure what I
want. The only think I know I
want is a watch. Thank you for
the great things you brought
Maddy last year.
Sincerely,
Miles
Dear Santa,
I have been
good this year
because I have
been nice, kind,
trustworthy, and
polite. How are
the reindeer?
Especially Rudolph? How do you
get to every house before midnight? P.S. Can you make me
the new WWE Ring? I really
want to get this toy on Christmas day.
Sincerely,
two sleds and textors. Without
you there would be no presents
and without presents I would
forget about Christmas. Thank
you for all you have given me.
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
I would like these things for
Christmas: a lot of Legos, a Wii,
a Hot Wheels Racing game and
Nintendo DS games for the trips
with my family. I have a few
questions for you. Do you ever
receive a Christmas present?
What do you give Mrs. Claus for
Christmas? Do the elves ever
make you Christmas presents?
Love,
Matthew W.
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like for
you to make my attic room.
Don’t bother to make mattresses, beanbags or a TV. I can buy
those things. I would like to say
thank you for the presents you
have given me in the past. Just
do you know Christmas is my favorite holiday.
Sincerely,
Eli
P.S. Would you please write
back. By the way, Merry Christmas
Dear Santa,
Thank you for all the gifts you
gave me in the past, like the motor scooter. Here are seven gifts
I want this year. I would like two
Webkinz, a tire swing, a zip line,
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am fine. For
Christmas I would like a snowman Webkinz, a brown cow Webkinz, a hedgehog Webkinz,
heelys and a Bladestar helicopter. Well, if your elves have them
in stock. One question, how tall
are your elves?
Sincerely,
P.S. How tall are your elves?
Dear Santa,
How have you been? I’ve been
very good. I would like SSX Tricky
for Game Cub, a green bike and a
shiny snowboard. Thank you
Santa. Now if you don’t mind, I
am going to ask some questions.
Who will guide the sleigh this
year? What kind of cookies do
you like? How old are you?
Love,
Owen
P.S. Could you name a few companies like where my dad works.
Only smaller.
Dear Santa,
I have been good and how have
you been? The things I want for
Christmas are Pink Converse (2 ½
high tops) sneakers, a TV for my
room, snow pants, Charlie swing,
ipod nano, a Wii and Wii games,
a tomagay v 4.5 and v 4, Christmas decorations for my mom’s
house. I love all the things you
have brought me in the past.
Love,
Linzee
P.S. Give my brother Brendan
Star Wars stuff.
P.S.S. Give my sister a laptop.
P.S.S.S Give me a laptop too.
Please get me these things.
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
like to go bowling. Will you
bring me a
brown and yellow shirt? I
would like a
bowling game. I am a good
helper. I love you.
Your buddy,
Daniel
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am fine. How
are the reindeer? How old is
Rudolph? How
do you get
through the
chimney? How does your sleigh
fly? Is it gas powered? Please
bring me Bakugun, Lazer tag,
Bolt the video game for DS,
Pokemon stuffed animals, and
Ben 10 Alien Force Creation
Chamber. Have a great Christmas!
Love,
Matt
JC
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am fine. Do you
ever get stuck in
the chimney? If
you did, how did
you get out?
How many elves
are there? What is your favorite
reindeer? My favorite reindeer is
Rudolph because he is the most
famous. Can you please bring
me there three things? I would
like a New Little Pet Shop House,
Mia the American Girl Doll and a
Demi Lovato CD.
Love,
Gracie
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am fine. How
are the reindeer? I have a
dog named Toto.
Do you have any
pets? Are you
cold when you fly in your sleigh?
I like winter because I can have a
snowball fight. Is your real name
Clause? Could you please bring
me the Lego Star Wars Death
Star, the Lego Star Wars Tie
Fighter, Nintendo DS, and Lego
Racers! From,
Jonathan
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am fine. How
are the reindeer? How are
the elves? What
time do you
leave? I go to
bed at 8:30. What kind of cookies do you like? My favorite is
chocolate chip. How do you fit in
the chimney? Please bring me
these three things; a Spy Gear
Kit, any Lego kit and an ipod.
Your friend,
Connor
Dear Santa,
How are you?
I’m good. Who is
your favorite
reindeer? My favorite is
Rudolph. What
is your favorite
cookie? My favorite is chocolate
chip. How old is the oldest elf?
Does Mrs. Claus bake cookies?
Here are some things that I want
for Christmas. I want an ipod
Touch and a Lego Police Command Center.
From,
Liam
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I am doing
well and I can’t
wait until you
come. I have
four pets. My
dog’s name is
Chloe. Do you have any pets? I
hope you have fun when you deliver the presents. For Christmas
I would like a Hannah Montana
doll, Hannah Montana CD, a new
TV, a Bobby Jack bed set, and a
desk.
Love,
Sarah
Dear Santa,
How are you? I’m fine. Can you
see if they elves can make me a
zero gravity micro car, guitar
hero for Wii, an electric guitar
and motorized Meham car.
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am great. How
are the elves? I
hope they are
doing well and
happy. Do you
ever get stuck in
a chimney? Do you ever need
help getting out? How are the
reindeer? Are they excited about
Christmas? I am very excited
about Christmas. Are you cold at
night when you ride in your
sleigh? Can you please bring me
a hamster, a massage chair and
a pool table. Love,
Evert
Greg
Sean
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am fine. How is
Rudolph? Are
the reindeer
ready for Christmas? Did you
feed the reindeer special food? What is your
favorite cookie? Do you give the
kids their presents on December
24? I get my gifts on Christmas
Eve. Please bring me a Play Station 2, Xbox 360, more Wii
games and more Tech Deck toys.
Have a very nice Christmas.
Love,
Dear Santa,
Who is your favorite reindeer?
My favorite is
Rudolph. How
many reindeer
do you have?
Have I been a
good boy? For Christmas I would
like: City Legos, Castle Legos,
Goosebumps books, Indiana
Jones Legos and a play house for
my cat.
Love,
Quillan
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LETTERS TO SANTA
Continued from M10
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
How are you and
Mrs. Claus? How
are the reindeer? How do
they fly? I think
it would be fun
if you could ride
in the sleigh with you. I do all my
homework before I go outside to
play. I work hard in school. Can
you please bring a pair of Adio
skateboarding shoes, an Xbox
360 and cowboy boots.
From,
Eddie
Dear Santa,
How are the
reindeer? I hope
they are feeling
well. How are
the elves? Do
you have a lot of
them? How is
Mrs. Claus? What kind of cookies
does she make? My mom and I
make gingerbread cookies. For
Christmas I would like a Webkinz
Collie. Please bring my mom a
necklace, a fencing sword for my
dad and for my borther, Silly
Putty. Love,
Blodwen
P.S. Have a Merry Christmas!
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I’m fine.
Why are Christmas colors red
and green? How
is Mrs. Claus?
How are the
elves? Can you please give me a
new bike helmet, more big
K’nex, the Nerf Long Shot Distance, Martian Matter Alien
Maker and Carnival Games for
Wii. I wish you a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Gabby
Dear Santa,
How are you?
I’m just swell.
How do you
keep warm in
the North Pole?
I keep warm by
using a heater.
Do you have a best friend? My
best friend is Matt. Do you have
a favorite color? Mine is red. For
Christmas I would like a Batman
Lego set, a SpongeBob Lego Set,
a skateboard, a Nerf gun and
The Bee Movie.
Love,
Stephen
Dear Santa,
How are you?
How is Mrs.
Claus? I want to
know what kind
of cookies you
like. My favorite
is chocolate
chip. How are the elves doing?
How are the toys coming? Please
bring me an American girl Doll
called Kitt, the Littlest Pet Shop
House and Diego Animal Rescue
for Taylor. Please bring Paige a
live hamster and for my mom a
necklace and a new watch for
my dad. I would like a live kitten,
a puppy and a pair of Heelys.
Love,
Morgan
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am fine. Do the
elves make you
presents for
Christmas every
year? Do you get
presents? Who
is your favorite reindeer? My favorite reindeer is Rudolph. Do
you get tired on Christmas? I do!
For Christmas I would like two
tins of Bella Sara cards, the Bella Sara game for DS, two kitten
t-shirts, two pairs of sparkly
tights, a Bobby Jack jacket and a
gift card for Target.
Love,
Dear Santa,
Kimmy wants her bed moved by
the window that’s on the left,
where she was before when she
was little.
Anna
Dear Santa,
My name is
Evan. I am 10 ½
months old. My
year has been
busy. I flew from
crawling to
walking in no
time. I am playing with new
friends now; Jada, Brandon,
Morgen and Mason. I am having
lots of fun. I have been told I am
an easy baby. I guess that means
I am lots of fun. I would like toys
that make noise and more
blocks to build. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Dear Santa,
How are you?
I’m good. What’s
your favorite
cookie? My favorite is oatmeal raisin.
What’s your favorite reindeer? I really like
Rudolph and Dasher. How is Mrs.
Claus? Santa, have you ever gotten stuck in the chimney? Does
Mrs. Claus help you load up the
sleigh? Please bring me City
Lego Jet Ski, PSP, Xbox 360 and
a Wii.
Love,
Crystal
old. I am good. I
would like Legos, a stuffed
dog, a periscope
and a Star Wars
game. Merry
Christmas! Have
a good time!
Love,
Collen, 5
Dear Santa,
My name is Kayla and I am 6
years old. I have
been very good
this year. I
would like a
tumbles Bratz
doll and an iDog also a new Barbie to play with. I want a new
easy bake oven too. I can’t wait
until Christmas day. Thank you
Santa.
Love,
Evan, 10 ½ months
Kayla
Dear Santa,
My name is Mason and I am
now 1 year old. I
have had a very
busy year. I can
walk and sing
and crazy
dance. I love to
feed myself real people food.
Everyday I learn something new.
I am a very lucky boy because I
have parents, grandparents,
cousins, and aunts and uncles
who adore me. I have been a
very good boy. I love music and
balls. Anything that I can roll,
throw or dunk is fine with me. I
will leave you some carrots and
celery because my mom is big
on nutritious snacks.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is
Lindsey. I am 7
years old. I have
been good. I
would like three
Bakugon. Santa,
how many elfs
do you have? (Number)
Love,
Brenden
Dear Santa,
How are your
reindeer?
Christmas is my
favorite holiday.
Is Christmas
your favorite
holiday? Do you
have a Christmas tree in your
house? We put ours in our sunroom. I would like you to bring
me cat treats, an ipod, a Miley
Cyrus CD, a Demi Lovato CD, and
Jonas Brothers CD.
Love,
Shanley
Dear Santa,
How are you? I
am good. Do you
like cookies? I
like Oreos. I
want toy cars
and trucks for
boys. Love,
Bryan
Dear Santa,
I want everyone
to remember
our troops. And
I would like the
Bratz doll.
Taryse
Dear Santa,
All I want for Xmas is wrestler.
And Peace on
Earth.
Love,
Mason, 1
P.S. Sometimes my grandparents sneak me a cookie or donut.
Dear Santa,
My name is Morgen. I am 3
years old. I have
been a pretty
good girl this
year. I go to
Sunday school
now and I really
like it. I am going to have a new brother after
Christmas. His name will be
Quincy. I would like pink jewelry,
dress-up clothes, Elephon the
Elephant game and a new purse.
I love you Santa.
Love,
Morgen, 3
Taris
Dear Santa,
Please give me nail polish, a
Hannah Montana Barbie.
Essance
Dear Santa,
The present I want the most is a
tool set like Pop.
Aaron
Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I would
like a Barbie doll.
Dear Santa,
My name is Jada. I am 4 years
old. I have been
a little good this
year. I am going
to preschool and
really like it. I
have met many new friends like:
Christian, Ava, Cindi, Ashley and
Kyleigh. May I please get some
jewelry, a Webkinz reindeer and
make-up? I will leave you cookies for Christmas Eve. Merry
Christmas! Love,
Jada, 4
Tanylssa
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I really would like
Power Rangers.
De’Zane
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I really would like
a big baby.
Katrina
Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I would
like nail polish.
T.
Dear Santa,
My name is
Brandon. I am 5
years old. I was
a lot of good at
school and at
Patti’s and pretty good with my
brothers. I go to Kindergarten
now. I really like school. I would
like the big dinosaur car, pixos,
more dinosaurs, a sword and a
game cube game. I like you.
Love,
Brandon, 5
Dear Santa,
My name is Collen. I am 5 years
Lindsey, 7
Dear Santa,
My name is
Hunter. I am 7
years old. I have
been good this
year. I would
like a DS Game.
Merry Christmas.
Love,
Hunter, 7
Dear Santa,
My name is
Nicholas. I am 7
years old. I have
been good this
year. I have
shared stuff
with my sister.
May I please have a DS system
and a rubix cube? I will leave you
milk and cookies. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Nicholas, 7
Dear Santa,
My name is
Nevaeh. I am 7
years old. I
have been good
this year. I gave
my sister one of
my webkinz.
May I please have a DS, rubix
cube and a new webkinz? I will
leave you milk and cookies.
Merry Christmas,
Navaeh, 7
Dear Santa,
My name is TJ. I
am 8 years old.
I’ve been good. I
would like Legos, Nerf longshot, the Wii,
Xbox 360. Merry
Christmas.
Love,
TJ, 8
Dear Santa,
My name is Tyler Tilwick and I
am 9 years old. I was a little in
between but I think I was mostly
good. Anyway I will leave out a
fresh batch of cookies and milk.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
What I want for
Christmas is
Iron monger,
Iron man, mark
I, Iron man mark
II and Iron
man/toy sark. I
need a new one
because I’m
missing the shoulders and heart
piece. The stealth launch Batmobile, the Get Smart DVD, the
Hulk DVD, a psp and a playstation II, a Hulk game, grand theft
auto IV for my dad and me, the
Dark Knight DVD and video
game, a blue ray DVD, an Ipod,
an iDog. That’s all I want.
Love,
Tyler
Dear Santa,
My name is
Christian. I am 8
years old. I am
good, usually. I
want army guys.
Merry Christmas.
Love,
Christian
Dear Santa,
My name is Marcus. I am 7 years
old. Good or
Bad? I would
like 3 army men
and some Pokemon cards. Merry Christmas! Love,
Marcus, 7
Dear Santa,
My name is
Ryan. I am 9
years old. I have
been good. I
would like Madden 08, Guitar
Hero 4, Lego
agents, wrestlers, and puzzles.
Merry Christmas,
Ryan, 8
M11
American girl (curly brown hair,
brown eyes, light skin). Rosetta
fairy. Tea Cup Set.
Love,
Julie
Dear Santa,
How much toys
do your elves
make every
day? Maybe
100? What do
you do when
Christmas is not
here? Can I please have: A
Nintendo DS, a D-Rex dinosaur,
Spy Gear, CD player for my
room, Hess Truck, Moon Shoes,
all Pokemon balls and
Bendaroos. The End.
Love,
Hayden
Dear Santa,
How do you get
your reindeer to
fly? Please bring
me Pixos,
Tinkerbell DVD,
Wii, Mario DS
game, Kung Fu
Panda DVD, Wii Play, Wii ,
Hannah Montana Wii game, a
butterfly necklace, Razor scooter, Tinkerbell DS game, Nail
Glitter. Thank you. Love,
Madison
Dear Santa,
I was a very
good boy this
year! Can I
please have lots
of toys!!! Love,
Jeremy
Dear Santa,
I would like the
wii fit. And a
psp. I would also
like a couple of
goosbumps. I
want a wii fit
game like a
goosbump game. I was a good
boy this year.
Love,
Jacob
Dear Santa,
I was a good girl this year. I help
my mommy and my sisters. I
made my homework. I learn new
things. I pray every night. I wish
you can bring me presents. I
want a Jazmin horse, a Tinker
bell locker box, an American girl
(hazel eyes, light skin, light
brown hair), a silver mist fairy
but most of all I want my cured
and strong because I want to be
like other girls.
Love,
Melanie
Dear Santa,
I am Angel and I want a happy
and beautiful Christmas for
everybody.
Love,
Angel
Dear Santa,
Melanie is 7 years old, Julie is 4
and Angel Marie is 1. I am a
proud mother and I want lots of
prayers to have Melanie strong
until a cure came to her body.
Love,
Elisa
Dear Santa,
I was a good girl. Ariel Horse.
Dear Santa,
I would like the
Baby Alive that
learns how to
potty. I would also like a coffee
maker (a real
one). Can I
please have a Hair Salon so I can
cut hair. I have been a very good
girl this year. Don’t forget to eat
the cookies I leave out!! Love,
Julia
Dear Santa,
My name is
Nathaniel Ryan
and I have been
a very good boy
this year. I
would like a
train, blocks,
books, clothes, some new cups,
bath toys, a pony .. maybe ... and
lots of hugs and kisses from all
of my family .. and don’t forget
about mommie and daddy cause
they have been really good as
well. :) Hope you have safe ride
on Christmas Eve! I can’t wait to
see what you surprises will be
under the tree!
Love,
Nathan
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M12
Sunday, December 21, 2008
LETTERS TO SANTA
Continued from M11
LETTERS
Dear Santa,
My name is Grace Grandinetti.
My sister’s name is Ella. I would
like a laptop, camera, turtle,
and a bedspread. Also a play
phone. Ella would like lip gloss
and a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
playset. Thank you Santa,
Grace and Ella
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you? I would like
Pixos and Little Mommy Gotta
Go doll for Christmas. I would
also like Bendaroos and Bratz
dolls. I will leave you cookies to
eat and carrots for the reindeer.
Have a good trip!
Love,
Dear Santa,
How have you been this year?
Has Rudolph been eating a lot?
My brother and I have been very
good this year. It has not
snowed here yet, but we bet
there is a lot of snow at the
North Pole. This year I want the
Puppy Grows and Knows Your
Name in a labrador retriever.
And my brother wants Henry
from the Thomas and Friends
Collection for Christmas. We
hope you have a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year.
We hope to see you on
Christmas Eve.
Love,
Jessica
Sydney, 7
Dear Santa,
I know you are
very busy this
time of year, so
I am asking for
only one thing. I
really want
Baby Alive for
Christmas this year. I have been
asking for her for a long time, so
this year I made sure that I was
extra good so I can get her.
Merry Christmas Santa. I love
you. HOHOHO.
Love,
Mariah
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Emily and I live
in Palmer Twp. I
have been a
very good girl
this year and I
can’t wait until
Christmas. The top few things
on my list this year are: an
American Girl Baby Doll, a Sit
and Spin, Disney Princess Dolls,
a toy stroller for my dolls, a
sleeping bag, Baby Alive, stuffed
animals and books. My brother
and I will leave out cookies for
you and carrots for your reindeer. Merry Christmas Santa!
Emily
Dear Santa,
It’s me Olivia. I
got a brand new
baby sister this
year, so I’ve
been a great big
helper to my
mommy and
daddy. Now that my sister is 7
months old, I’ve been helping to
feed her and even play with her
sometimes. I love the show Jon
and Kate + 8 and I’d like the
Season 3 DVD set. They go on
lots of really cool trips. I got my
ears pierced too so some new
bling earrings would be great.
I’m going to kindergarten next
year so anything that will help
me get ready for school would
be much appreciated (Vsmile
games or a Leapster 2). We
made some yummy cookies for
you and we’ll sprinkle reindeer
food in our yard for your buddies. See ya soon,
Olivia, 4
Dear Santa,
My Mommy was
very excited to
write my very
first letter to
you. I am 7
months old and
getting in some
new teeth. I
think I’d like some toys that I
can chew on to help me cut
those pesky teeth and anything
that lights up and makes lots of
noise. I really like lights! I really
enjoy jumping, kicking, and
standing, so anything that can
do any of those things would be
fantastic. My big sis is going to
teach me all about Christmas
and help me leave some goodies
for you and the reindeer. Merry
Christmas Santa!
Makenzie, 7 months
Dear Santa,
My name is
Jonathan and I
am 7 years old.
For Christmas I
want a laptop,
TV, BB gun,
Super Smash
Bros game for the Wiiand
Spykee. I have been really good
this year!
Love,
Jonathan
Dear Santa,
My name is
Elizabeth and I
am 5 years old.
For Christmas, I
wish for a
Hannah
Montana
sweater, Santa
decorations, Bratz TV and a
Jonas Brothers CD. Mommy and
Daddy say I have been good all
year!
Love,
Elizabeth
P.S. Enjoy the milk and cookies
we will leave for you!
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Zachary. I am 3
years old and
live in Palmer
Twp. I have
been a very
good boy this
year and I can’t wait until
Christmas. The top few things
on my list this year are: a
Leapfrog Computer with games,
a Leapster with games, Legos, a
sleeping bag, a Tonka RC Car,
Helmet Heroes, puzzles and
board games. My sister and I
will leave out cookies for you
and carrots for your reindeer.
Merry Christmas Santa!
Zachary
Dear Santa,
My Name is Kasiemah and I am
10 years old. Here is what I
would like for Christmas; a
Nintendo Wii, the pink girl collection board games, a mini ATM
piggy bank and clothes.
Love,
Dear Santa,
Joe would like a new race track that can go in a figure 8. Luke
would like lots and lots of Mickey Mouse stuff. We will leave
cookies and Milk. Have a safe trip and drive your sleigh carefully.
Love,
Joe and Luke
2)battle guys
and 3)power
rangers. I would
also like to wish
my family and
yours a happy
and safe holiday
season.
Love,
Jasper
Dear Santa,
Hello my name
is Lexi and I am
6 years old.
Here is a list of
Christmas presents that I
would like
please 1) littlest pet shop, 2)
black lab Webkinz and 3) computer. I would also like to wish
my family and yours a safe and
happy holiday.
Love,
Lexi
Dear Santa,
Hello my name
is Kallie and I
am 10 years old.
Here is a list of
what i would
like for
Christmas
please. 1) a littlest pet shop,
2)computer and 3)penguin
Webkinz. I would like to wish my
family and yours a very safe and
happy holiday.
Love,
Kallie
Dear Santa
Claus,
I am trying my
best in first
grade this year.
I am really really good at math.
I can’t wait until
you come visit this year. I just
got a Wii for my birthday so I
hope you bring me some new
games to play. I’d like a new
scooter too. My sister Peyton
and I will leave you some treats
on Christmas Eve. Be safe!
Love,
Zachary
Dear Santa,
My name is Brianna and I’ve
been good for most of the year. I
have a small list of things I
would like for Christmas.
1)American Girl Doll 2)Barbie
Doll and Barbie Clothes 3)Some
New Clothes 4)Ice Skates 5)Hot
Wheels Race Track
6)Markers,Crayons, Big Coloring
Books, Paints, and other Art
Supplies. 7)A Dog Bone and
some Chew Toys for my new
Beagle Puppy named Bella.
That’s all I want for Christmas,
Santa, so Please bring me what
you can. I Love you Santa very
very much! Thank You Santa!
LOVE,
Kasiemah
Brianna
Dear Santa,
My name is Kyla, I’m 10 yrs old
& my brother is 18 months. We
have been very good this year! I
want a dollhouse, Barbies,
Hannah Montana doll with a
microphone, Hannah Montana
guitar and Legos; my brother,
Mason, wants large blocks,
Tonka trucks, drums, board
books and new clothes.
Love,
Dear Santa
Claus,
I am very thankful for you. I am
also thankful for
your mother. I
surely do want
the Disney
Talking Nursery, You & Me Too
Cute Twins, the Polly Pocket Pop
‘n Swap Fashion Frenzy, the Girl
Gourmet Cupcake Maker, and the
Mittens cat doll from the movie
Bolt. I have been good at school.
Love,
Kyla and Mason
Dear Santa,
Please bring me
lots of gifts for
Christmas. I
have been a
very good girl
this year. The
gift I want the
most for Christmas is the Barbie
Jeep. I also want a Baby Alive
Doll, the Rose Petal Cottage, and
the Hannah Montana Dance Mat.
Love,
Laura, 3
Dear Santa,
I was a very
good boy this
year. I really
hope I get lots
of toys this
Christmas.
Please bring me
Pixos, the Ben 10 Alien Maker,
Kirby for DS, de Blob for Wii,
and Guitar Hero.
Love,
Brandon, 5
Dear Santa,
Hello my name is Jasper and I
am 4 years old. Here is a list of
presents I would like for
Christmas please 1)Pokemon
Dear Santa,
My name is Logan, and I am 5
years old. I have a little brother,
Benjamin, who is 2 years old. My
brother and I have been good
boys this year, so we are hoping
you will bring us some toys for
Christmas. I really like Star
Wars. I would like the General
Grevious and Count Doku action
figures, clone trooper helmet,
and Star Wars legos. Benjamin
really likes Diego. He would like
the Dinosaur Rescue Mountain.
He was also hoping you could
bring him the Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse. We know you are
very busy and probably tired
from making so many toys. My
family will leave you a snack by
the tree, and also reindeer food
on the lawn for Rudolph and the
others. Merry Christmas,
Dear Santa,
How are you? This letter is from
me and my two little sisters. My
mom and dad asked me to write
it because I am 8. For
Christmas, I’d like a Wii,
Pokemon cards and the new
Hess Truck. My 4-year-old sister
Olivia would like Mia, an
American Girl Doll. She also
wants a pink DS, a sparkly, pink
teddy bear and a lot of candy.
My 2-year-old sister Avery keeps
asking if you could please bring
her bubbles, a baby doll and
apples! We have been really
good this year. We help our
mom and dad around the house.
We will leave the usual (cookies
and milk) out for you on
Christmas Eve.
Love,
Caden, Olivia and Avery
Dear Santa,
I love you! My name is Anya and
I am 5 years old now. I have
been a good girl for most of the
year. I can’t wait to come visit
you and sit on your lap at the
mall! For Christmas, I would like
some toys for my new ferret,
Tickles, a new doll for my dollhouse, and some new movies,
especially Ghostbusters. I will
leave you some milk and cookies
on Christmas Eve and some food
for the reindeer. Say hi to Mrs.
Claus for me. Thank you and
have a safe trip!
Love,
Anya L. (age 5)
Dear Santa,
My name is Kiana and I am 3
years old now. I have been a
good girl all year. For Christmas,
I would like some new earrings,
some more stuff for my dollhouse, and some Little Einsteins
movies. My Mommy is taking
me to the mall to visit you and I
am so excited! I will leave you
milk and cookies on Christmas
Eve and some food for the reindeer. Thank you so much, Santa,
and I love you!
Love,
Kiana B. (age 3)
Dear Santa,
I have been very good this year
and I would really like it if you
brought me lots of Christmas
presents!! Here are a few things
I would like: Hulk Smash Hands,
Gator Golf, Iron Men Figures,
Army Men, Wrestling Dudes, Fire
Truck and booby traps to use on
my sister. I would also like a
Power Rangers Megazord, the
Yellow Ranger and the Green
Rangers. There are many other
things I would like but these are
on the top of my list. MERRY
CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Love,
Nolan
Dear Santa,
I have been a very good girl this
year so my Christmas list is very
long. Here are a few things I
want: I would like the following
Webkinz: Snowman, Grey Lengur
Monkey, Sea Otter and the
Seahorse. I would also like
Pictionary Man board game,
Disney Channel Scene it board
game, Little Big Planet
Playstation 3 game and Disney
Sing It for the Wii. There many
other things I would like but
these are the most important.
This year I will leave extra cookies for you and extra carrots for
the reindeer for the long trip.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Love,
Kali
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. I have been a
good boy this year. For Christmas, I would like a white Nintendo DS, Madden NFL ’09
game, Lego Star Wars II game,
rocket dirt bike bicycle, and
Bakugans. I will leave cookies
for you.
Love,
Jace
Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old. I have been a
good girl this year. I would like,
for Christmas, a pink Nintendo
DS, Easy Bake Oven, Lil’
Luvables Fluffy Factory, Hannah Montana Wig, Barbie Magic
Wings doll, and two games for
my Nintendo DS. I will leave a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love,
Jewells
Dear Santa,
How are you and Rudolph? Do
you remember us? We saw you
at the mall and you told us to
be very good boys. Our Mimi
says that we are the best boys
ever! My name is Brandon and
I only want a Ben one watch
and a Mickey Mouse racetrack.
My name is Jared and I want a
toy cell phone and a top that
spins and plays music. Be safe
when you are flying and bringing toys to all the girls and
boys on your list. See you next
year at the mall. We will be
bigger but hope you remember
us.
Love,
Brandon W. and Jared H.
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Peyton
Dear Santa,
My name is Emanule D. I am 5
years old. I’ve been good most
of the time this year. I will like a
Play Station 2 game and the following games: Street Racing,
Juiced 2 Hot Import Night, Ferrarie Challenge, Sprint Cars
Showdown at Eldorg, Gran Turismo, Need for Speed Carbon, Hot
Wheel Cars, City Mega Pack &
Hotwheels 10 Pack Bundle, Radio Control (Dodge Charger).
Love,
Emanule
Logan and Benjamin
Dear Santa,
My name is
Samantha and I
am 2 years old. I
have been a
very good girl
this year and
would like it if
you could bring me the Mickey
Mouse clubhouse. I would also
like some dolls and clothes.
Please wish everyone a Merry
Christmas for me.
Love,
Dear Santa,
My name is Cecil D. I’ve been
good this year. I would like the
following toys: New Nerf and dirt
bike; for PSP I would like a game
Crash, for Play Station 2 I would
like a game to Meet the Robinsons, Wrestler 2009 and Hell
Boy; for Xbox360 I would like
Endwar, Saints Row 2, Far Cry,
Gears of War 2, Call of Duty and
Wrestler 2009; for PS I would
like Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
and Call of Duty; I will like shoes,
Batman toy and Batman car.
Love,
Samantha
Cecil
Dear Santa,
Hi! It’s me… Luke! I have been a good boy. I hope you have
been watching me, my brother Liam, and my sister Sidney.
This year for Christmas I would like spurs for my cowboy
boots, a really cool cowboy hat and a horse. Now it’s Liam’s
turn... Hi! It’s me Liam! I am 3 years old. I have been good
too! I would like a green Star Wars light saber and a car. My
big sister Sidney would like a cell phone, a Nintendo DS,
games for the DS, and a laptop. Thank you Santa! We will
leave cookies and milk out for you and carrots for the reindeer.
Love,
Sidney Slack 10, Luke Slack 5, Liam Slack 3
P.S. My Mommy wants me to remind you that she and Daddy
do not allow us to have cell phones and laptops. Thanks,
Luke, Liam and Sidney
PUZZLES
Sunday, December 21, 2008
M13
Bridge
BY FRANK STEWART
THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORD
I sat down to watch a
Chicago game and found
Cy the Cynic, a shameless
chauvinist, and Wendy, my
club’s feminist, arguing
heartily about whether
Santa Claus was a man or a
woman.
“A woman would never
wear the same outfit year
after year,” Cy was saying.
“A man wouldn’t wear a
red velvet suit anytime,”
Wendy sniffed. “He couldn’t pack a bag and would
ignore his mail.”
“If Santa were a woman,”
the Cynic roared, “Christmas would be late arriving
every year.”
“Can’t you two agree on
anything?” I asked wearily.
“Furthermore,” Wendy
said, paying no attention,
“handling Christmas would
require a commitment.”
“Deal the cards and I’ll
show you commitment,” Cy
growled.
As South, Cy opened one
spade, and Wendy, West,
overcalled two hearts. East
might have sacrificed (immediately) at five hearts
but instead allowed Cy to
play at four spades.
Wendy cashed a heart and
shifted to a trump, and the
Cynic drew trumps and led
a diamond from dummy. If
he took the ace and led a
low diamond, Wendy could
win and lead a club, and
the defense would get a
club and another diamond.
Instead, Cy made Wendy
commit herself by playing
the jack on the first diamond. Wendy won, but if
she continued diamonds,
Cy would win and lead a
third diamond, setting up
dummy’s diamonds for a
club discard. If instead
Wendy shifted to a club, Cy
would take East’s king and
return a club, setting up a
club trick in dummy for a
diamond discard.
So Cy was plus 620. The
matter of Santa’s sex remained unresolved.
South dealer
Both sides vulnerable
NORTH
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♥7
♦76432
♣ J 10 4
WEST
EAST
♠53
♠4
♥ A K Q J 4 ♥ 10 9 6 5 3
♦KQ8
♦ 10 9
♣Q72
♣K9853
SOUTH
♠ A Q 10 8 7 2
♥82
♦AJ5
♣A6
South West North East
1♠
2♥ 2♠ 4♥
4 ♠ All Pass
Opening lead — ♥ K
LAST WEEK’S N.Y. TIMES
Solution appears on M2.
M14
Sunday, December 21, 2008
LETTERS TO SANTA / CONNECT
Continued from M12
LETTERS
Yellow a bright spot
THE COLOR OF THE YEAR
FOR 2009 will be the
Dear Santa,
Ho, Ho, Ho. Hi Santa, my name is
Angelo and I am 8 years old and
my brother, Dante is 5 years old.
I am in third grade at Saucon Valley, and Dante attends preschool.
My brother and I love playing
with each other – we have lots of
fun together. For Christmas, I
want more football cards, a
lacrosse stick, new books, video
games and a 4-wheeler. Dante
always wants what I want, so
please bring him some new football cards too and a Redskins
football. Our parents say we may
need to wait another year or so
for the 4-wheeler since they
think we are too small yet. What
do you think? As always, we will
put cookies and milk out on
Christmas Eve for you and carrots for Rudolph and the gang.
We love you Santa. Enjoy the
Magical Season of Christmas.
Love Lots,
cheerful mimosa.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Enough gloom and doom:
There’s a prediction from a leading
color source that cheerful and sunny yellow will be the influential color of 2009.
Pantone, which provides color
standards to design industries,
specifically cites “mimosa,” a vibrant shade of yellow illustrated by
the flowers of some mimosa trees as
well as the brunch-favorite cocktail,
as its top shade of the new year. In
general, Pantone expects the public
to embrace many tones of optimistic
yellow.
Angelo & Dante
Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Aaron Wallace
and I’m 9 years
old. I would like
a Nintendo DS
and a new fifty
cent hat. I
would also like an MP4 touch
screen player. I have been a good
boy this year. I want to wish
everyone a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Aaron, 9
Dear Santa,
My name is AJ and I tried to be a
good boy all year long. I am 5
years old, and what I would like
for Christmas is Star Wars Legos,
Bakugan Deka, Ben 10, a Ninja
Turtles vehicle, a Spiderman
Transformer, a Star Wars play
set, and a Hot Wheels Fireball
Raceway. My brother’s name is
Anthony. He is 3 years old. He
would like Yo Gabba Gabba toys,
Blues Clues toys, and Thomas
the Train toys. Merry Christmas!
Love,
AJ & Anthony
“I think it’s just the most wonderful symbolic color of the future,”
says Leatrice Eiseman, executive
director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It’s invariably connected to
warmth, sunshine and cheer — all
the good things we’re in dire need
of right now.”
In the spring fashion collections
previewed earlier in the fall for retailers and editors, pops of yellow
brightened the runways of Carolina
Herrera — who called her favorite
shade marigold — Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen and Michael Kors,
among others. Kors even included a
retro yellow polka-dot bikini that
clearly harkened back to a more upbeat time.
The fashion world first embraced orange a few years ago and
that has evolved into yellow, which
had already been gaining popularity in the home market, too.
“People know yellow lightens up
the atmosphere,” Eiseman says.
Home-goods companies based
in Paris and Milan, Italy, have already been heavily influenced by
yellow, says Tom Mirabile, vice
president of global trends and design at Lifetime Brands Inc., whose
portfolio includes Cuisinart, Farberware and Pfaltzgraff.
AP PHOTOS
This dinnerware pattern called “Palermo” from the “Pfaltzgraff Everyday” collection uses
the Pantone color Mimosa. Pantone, which provides color standards to design industries,
specifically cites mimosa, a vibrant shade illustrated by the flowers of the mimosa tree as well
as the brunch-favorite cocktail, as its top shade of the new year. Below, the color of a flowering
Mimosa tree is shown.
HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY
Dear Santa and Mrs. Santa,
We are two sisters who have
been very good this year and
have been obedient to our Mommy, Mamie. We have enough
toys and clothes but we’d love
peace in our country and foreign
lands, health and happiness for
us, our family, and our friends,
and a New York Yankees World
Championship in 2009! Thank
you and drive your sled carefully
Christmas Eve.
Love,
Weda M. & Christine M. W.
P.S. We left cappuccino, biscotti,
and Amaretto cookies for you and
carrots for your reindeer on our
kitchen table. Merry Christmas!
The winter solstice is a celestial
event that has long inspired the
mystics of the ages, and many
cultures have stories, traditions
and even physical monuments
erected to honor the passage of
the sun into Capricorn. Let yourself be moved to a deeper
connection with your fellow
humans, the majesty of nature
and the universe at large.
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
As busy as you have been all
year, you will become even
busier now. Your attention is a
valuable commodity and many
are after it. You will be as fortunate as you are generous, so
seize all opportunities to help
others.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
This is you moment to fracture
an old habit that is entrenched in
your psyche. It’s a simple matter
of making the right choice and
finding support. Leo motivates
you the best.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
You fear you will have to soon
decide between love and money,
but actually you’ve already made
your decision, deep in your
heart. You keep moving toward a
person whose spirit is generous,
and love is blossoming.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
You woke up in a world that is in
some aspects unrecognizable.
This new incarnation of your
former existence will take
getting used to. But you are a
mountain of strength and have
already overcome much.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You
have a surplus of good will. How
you choose to spend it will
greatly impact how it comes
back to you tomorrow. Offer to
your kindred the warmth and
sincerity of an outreaching hand.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
You do prefer things to make
classically good sense. And right
now you dislike the idea of silly
trends and think of them as
gimmicks. That said, your life will
be better for making a certain
fashionable choice today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
Those who warn you not to be
silly, goofy or weird do so from a
place of insecurity. If those
doubters had half your spunk
they would be endlessly happier.
Kick up your heels and throw off
their mantle of control.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
You are to be commended for
caring well for your body. Now
that you have achieved physical
improvement it is time to hit the
intellectual side of life with gusto.
Reading is time well spent.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). Yes, you’ve been through a
bleak situation in your personal
life, but golden news comes that
changes everything. With
renewed hope you can get back
to being carefree.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). Caring for animals is, to
you, worth the sacrifice it takes.
Follow through with your plans
involving pets. If you do not have
space for all you would like to
do, consider volunteering at a
local animal shelter.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Love and good will
surround you at every turn in the
form of admirers. Just a short
time ago the hullabaloo you are
experiencing now would have
knocked you off kilter. Today you
revel in it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Everyone around you admires
how you can dream up fortunate
situations and soon find yourself
enjoying them. Of course you still
have to go through the gritty
reality of getting there. You’ll
take three steps before
sundown.
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