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17 Letters to Santa That Will Warm Your Heart This Holiday Season

"I am not eating my boogers anymore. So now you can bring me some toys please."

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Dear Santa…

Each year, the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, receives tens of thousands of letters to Santa. A team of elves responds to each one that arrives before December 21 (Santa gets a bit busy after that!) and catalogs them at the Santa Claus Museum for future believers to enjoy. Here, a few of our favorites—you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll rejoice that you were never actually able to trade your mom for a dog. To help you get in the Christmas spirit, read through these true stories of kids meeting Santa.

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I would even trade my mom for a dog

“Dear Santa, I have been trying to be a responsible person. I hope I would get what I always wanted. The thing I want most is a dog. dog. dog. I know I haven’t been taking care of my Giga dog but it is not real and a dog would be. Santa, I would even trade my one and only Mom for a dog. I knew that a dog would be a big responsibility but I have been bugging my Dad since I was three and I’m tired of it! Love, Megan.” Get into the holiday spirit even further with our definitive list of the top 40 Christmas movies ever.

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I am not eating my boogers anymore

“Dear Santa, I am not eating my boogers anymore. So now you can bring me some toys please. I want a cat toy that plays with you. Thank you, your friend, Rayne.” Check out these adorable vintage photos of kids meeting Santa.

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Thank you for giving me my Grandpa back

“Dear Santa, I want to thank you for giving me my Grandpa back to me last Christmas, he came home Christmas eve, but sadly he died Jan. 1. But you gave me my speail gift, my Grandpa for Christmas. Thank you. I live with Grandma and we are OK. All I want is frozen shoe’s and a outfit. Thank you. Love you, Sara.” Don’t miss these heartwarming stories about Christmas kindness.

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Did you live when the dinosaurs lived?

“Dear Santa Claus, Did you live when the dinosaurs lived? I want a giga dog. I want a barbie house and a puppy. Love, Jessica.” Check out these other hilarious letters to Santa from kids that know exactly what they want.

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I haven’t hit my sister with my fourweeler

“Dear Santa, This year I have been good. You should come because I haven’t hit my sister with my fourweeler. I would like a t.v. because I’m always bored in my room. I would like a Nerf gun because my cosusin is getting one from my family. Is Rudolph real? How do your reindeer fly. Love, Townsend.” Writing letters to Santa is a treasured Christmas tradition, but check out these other 15 Christmas traditions from around the world.

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I can sleep without doing pee in my bed

“Dear Santa Claus, My name is Yadiel and I am 4 years old. I’m from Dominican parents, but I borned in the United States. I wish you to give me something for Chritsmas. My parents do not have enough money for buy me something. My dad is the only one that is working and my mom is pregnant. My sister, Yazlyn, will born is Chritsmas and I will love if you send her something too for Chritsmas. It will mean something big to me if you send her something. My sizes in clothes are the following: coats, t-shirts, swetters: 4t. Pants, pajamas, and interior clothes: 4t. Sneakers, boots and shoes: 11.5. I am a little friendfull (friendly) and loving boy. I’ve been a good boy this whole year. I got good news for you. I can sleep without doing pee in my bed since June. With Love, Yadiel.” Maybe he should have kept that a secret. These Secret Santa gifts are the best you’ll ever give.

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I will trade you my sister for an elf

“Dear Santa and helpers, I have been very good this year. I am expecting a little sister. I don’t want her. Momy says her will be fun. I heard girls stink. I will trade you my sister when she comes from the stork for a elf. I want a race car and a Garage set for Christmas. There will be sugar cookies and burritos waiting for you. Thank you, Santa. Craig.” Here are 8 ways to enjoy the holidays as a blended family.

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I already have what I want

“Dear Santa, Dont worry about me this year. I already have what I want. And she’s standing right next to me. Your friend, Taylor.” These vintage photos of Christmases past will bring you back in time.

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There are no chimneys

“How do you get inside the house if the door is locked and there are no chimneys?” In addition to these funny kid letters, get a laugh from these hilarious Christmas cartoons

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I rember your “lack toase and tolrit”

“Dear Santa claus, I want a plasma flat screen TV. I have been nice all year. I just want to spend time with my family. And I rember your lack toase and tolrit so I got you soy mik and choclate chip cookies. I will always believe in you I put my name neat. Your friend, Nora.”

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Make a note back please

“Make a note back please.” Find out the 15 best Christmas movies for kids.

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We have your shoes

“Dear Santa, We have your shoes. Did you leave them here on accedent? I think you did. Love, Vincent.”

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Youre little elve

“Love youre little Elve Krista.” Here are Christmas miracles that will restore your hope for the holidays.

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Why Santa why?

“Hi Santa I know it’s early but I not asking for a gift I am asking for a dog I really really want a dog this summer I want a yellow lab puppy I also have a question for you when I saw my uncle and his girlfriend put those presents in my mom’s car were those presents yours you just had drop them because you had to bring gifts to all the kids in Pendleton so you had them at my grandmas house and then my uncle and his girlfriend had to hide them from me why did they hide them from me Santa why”

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Please bring me a Shirley Temple doll

“Dear Santa, Please bring me a Shirley Temple doll. and I will take good care of her. She can sleep in my doll bed. And eat at my little table.” Find out 7 ways to stay organized during the holidays.

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Where are you?

“Dear Santa, Where are You?”

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Why do you come down the chimney?

“Dear Santa Clause, This is what I want fore Christmas. I want a sleeping bag, a pink nightgown, monoply, bracelet, neckles, sled, a new bed, That’s what I want for Christmas. Love Debbie. P.S. Why do you come bown the chimney. Answer.” Now, go back in time a little and read these vintage letters to Santa from almost 100 years ago.