The following letters to Santa Claus were contributed by students at McAllister Elementary School in Richmond Hill. All letters were typed verbatim with only minor grammatical and spelling changes:
I really would like an iPad for Christmas. I think I should have one because I could play video games. Also I could take it places and I can do MobyMax on it. I could search for things and play on it with my friends and share. My brother never lets me play his iPad so if I had one I would leave him alone.
The main thing I would like for Christmas is a trampoline. If I get a trampoline I will go outside without complaining. Also, I will be on that thing and do more than my daily workout. The last reason is I won’t be bored and whine of how bored I am. That’s why I think you should get me a trampoline. My family and friends will also love it too.
I would like a robot that does my homework. I will be able to spend more time with my family. I can play games with my sister, mom and dad. I can cuddle with my mom. I can spend more time playing with my friends. We can build forts in their yard. We can make bomb fires with my dad. We pretend we’re spies. I can hang out with my sister. We go to the park, play soccer, and we play pretend.
This year I will want a blue owl figurine. I want this because it makes me calm. I know this, for in Epicot when we were in Japan I held it and I was calm. That is why I want a blue owl figurine.
I want a laptop for Christmas. Can I have one? I promise I have been good this year! I want one because I don’t have one. Also I can’t go on the computer, because everyone else hogs it. I need one so I can learn about people and who made what. I also want to play Animal Jam. I want to learn because I am a nerd.
How are you? I’m great. For Christmas I want a Transformers Megatron. I have been very good this year. Plus we need a villain to play with. I will take better care of it. Even if I don’t get the toy I’ll still be good.
Sincerely, your loving boy, Robbie
I would love a robe for Christmas because people come over I need to cover up. If I lose people will see me … yikes. Robes are soft and keep me warm during the cold. I promise I will take care of it. And I don’t care what color it is. I really hope I could get a robe for Christmas.
For Christmas I want Call of Duty 3 for my brother and me to play together on the Xbox One. I think I should get Call of Duty three because I’m caring and nice. The reason I want Call of Duty 3 is because I want to give it to my brother Kyle. He’s nice; he plays games with me and I love him. We would play Call of Duty 3 together and have fun playing because we love each other. That’s why I want Call of Duty 3 to give my brother. Santa, please give me Call of Duty 3 so I can give it to my brother.
Please get me a computer for Christmas! I mean you know everyone’s got to grow up someday, and if I get a computer I could use it to study for college. I know you want me to get good grades and all, but if I get a computer I could be an overachiever. And if I’m an overachiever, then I could get good grades in college. Dad’s really smart and he got good grades in college. So please, get me a computer for Christmas.