Dear Santa… (See Jane Plead With Santa)

My mom called me yesterday to read a letter she found that I wrote to Santa as a kid.  We both laughed so hard that we cried as she read it out loud to me over the phone.  As an adult, it’s easy to lose sight of the excitement of Christmas and the holiday season; I know I’m guilty of sighing to others, ‘ugh, I’m so busy right now and this time of year is so crazy” but sometimes you need to take a step back, soak it in and maybe even revert back to childhood (I think this was 2nd grade) for a minute.

A couple things about this letter:

  • Clearly, I was pulling the guilty/admission stunt so that Santa would have some pity on my naughty self.
  • I’m still waiting on that Nintendo.
  • Santa always wrote me back (and his handwriting was awfully similar to my Dad’s…)
  • Mom, why don’t you still hang my ‘paper-shavings’ wreath up in your house?
Do you have any funny holiday memories from your childhood?


  1. this is adorable! i'm not sure my childhood self would have been so keen to admit that my sister was the better behaved of the pair… although it was the truth too! 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness what a fantastic letter. Thanks for the laugh! I always got a letter back from Santa as well and half the years he had writing like Mum's and all the others the writing greatly resembled that of my dad. They must have thought they were pretty sneaky!


  3. That is hilarious!! I love that your mom saved it. I especially love the part where you tell him to HELP HIMSELF but then ask that he not eat all the candy and hopes that he understands. Haha- love it! I completely agree- it's so important to remember the magic and excitement of the holidays that we felt as children!

  4. This has got to be the cutest post ever!

    I don't have any of these since our letters were usually tied to a balloon and let go into the air to find their way to Santa.


  5. my fondest christmas was when i got a nintendo 64 in 1996! best gift, ever. the surprise on our faces must have been the best. this is absolutely adorable!! i love the postscript 🙂

  6. i love this! my mom sent me one i wrote last year and we all died laughing over it. i also begged for a super nintendo or a sega in mine – so we were on the same christmas page 🙂

    so hilarious. i like how you let him know not to eat the candy with plastic wrap on it.

    merry christmas!

  7. every year, "Santa" wrote us a letter and hung it on our tree. I discovered Santa wasn't real when I finally realized that his handwriting was exactly the same as my Mom's. I still think it's funny (and maybe a little sad) that as a young kid, I could come to such a logical conclusion.

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