Herald-Democrat
Santa Letters 2014

 

Dear Santa

My name is Jose Rodriguez. This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas this year a nintendods, nintendoos because I never had one.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like transformer, a wheel race track.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Madison Davis. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas is two stuffies because they stick together.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like A Santa Clause that glows up. Something for Mimi. I love you.

I promise to leave you some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Kwentom Frydendall.

This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a real cat because I like cats.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like: toy gun, big blocks like Legoes, 4 wheeler, real motorcycle, green transformer car with fire, real 4-wheeler, toy dragon.

I promise to leave you some hershey kiss cookie and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is: Ximena Ribota. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is: Barbie Baby doll, Baby LaLa Loopsie because so i could play with them hot huez, nail polish.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like: princess doll, American doll Isabelle, makeup, shirts for my doll, dresses.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa.

Hi, how are you? How are the Reindeer and Mrs. Clause? I have been good this year. I love you.

This year I would like a Lake ship, Paw Patner Skey and Zuma.

Ellia would like a doll, maby some balls, things to eat. That’s all.

Thank you Santa! I can’t wait for Christmas.

Love Callen and Ellia

Dear Santa

This Christmas, I am 5 years old. This year, I have been nice.

My Christmas wishes are BIG Her...06, Turtle Blimp, Trans SFormer SDFNO.

Merry Christmas Santa!

I’ll be waiting for you on Christmas Eve with cookies and Milk!

Love Landyn

Dear Santa

My name is Andrew

This year I have been quite good.

What I would most like for Christmas this year is: a spiderman suit that sticks to the walls because I like spiderman.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like: spiderman gloves that shoot out webs and stick to the walls.

I promise to leave you some milk, cookies and candy on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Roger

This year I have been a bit naughty.

What I would most like for Christmas this year is a basketball goal because I like basketball.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a pet

I promise to leave you some milk, cookies and carrots on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Tasmine Rose.

This year I have been a bit naughty. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a IPOD pink because so I can play games and listen to music.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like Iphone.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Allie.

This year I have been very good.

What I would most like for Christmas this year is a Ipad that plays.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like lots of toys, a few chapter books a top Santa, reindeer and elf.

I promise to leave you some cookies, brownies and dog food for your raindeer.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa,

This Christmas, I am 4 years old. This year, I have been nice.

My Christmas wishes are Mt Little Pony Castle, Playdoh, Ella Boombox.

Merry Christmas, Santa!

I’ll be waiting for you on Christmas Eve with cookies and milk!

Love, Laylah

Dear Santa

I would like a master splinter and a ninja turtle. Also a marble set. How do your reindeer fly? How is Rudolph doing?

Could you bring Brodie a ninja turtle skateboard? And Hayes a chew toy. I’ve been good this year.

Love, Ryce.

Dear Santa

My name is Adelyn Cline. This year is have been very good.

What I would like most like for Christmas this year are games because they are fun.

If your elves are not too busy I would like Candy Canes, a Cross, A sled.

I promise to leave you some cookies on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Liliana.

This year I have been very good. What I would like most for Christmas is a monster high doll because i like Monster high. Thank you.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like another Monster high doll names Goulia and some chalk board with chalk.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Jace Moore. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas is a dog because so my dog can play with it.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a scooter, zillion dollars, new shoes. I promise to leave you some hot chocolate.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Adriana Morales. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas is a trampoline and a razor because I love those things and I have never got those things.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a bike and a smart board and clothes. Thank you. Santa good luck.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk and a card.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Kylee Brook King. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a infant baby car seat for my baby because she doesn’t have one.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like baby clothes for a preemie baby girl, diaper bad, Indian boots size 3 in kids.

I promise to leave you some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Jess Brown. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is Wili because I can play it with my dad can watch with his T.V.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Alex. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is Ben Ten Watch because I love it, because I like.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like Santa toy and Olive the snow man toy elf and the Red control car.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Shelby Earls. This year I have been very good. What I would most for Christmas this year is a diamond because they are pretty and colorful.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like gold, Shelby Mustang, a puppy, a rabbit, tv.

I promise to leave you some caramel apples and cookies on Christmas Eve.

 

 


 

Dear Santa

My name is Riley Nichols

This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a new ipod because I lost my old one.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a new ipad so I can play lots of games on it.

I promise to leave you some really good cookies on Christmas eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Maecie Draper

This year I have been quite good.

What I would most like for Christmas this year is a basckis ball because to pratis.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a jump rope, lipgaos, books, aspline.

I promise to leave you some kookies and pop on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Camdyn Bennett.

This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a Gymnastic map lopee because I want to to practice my Gymnastic’s.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like an Iphone G with calling internet and texting and to be able to download games.

I promise to leave you some Cookies and milk and good for your reindeer on Christmas Eve.

P.S. Please have Landyn Lee tuck come soon.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa:

My name is: Juan Pablo Munoz. This year I have been quite good. What I would like for Christmas this year is a bid car and if your are not too busy I would also like a dinosaur and a transformer. I promise to leave you some milk and cookies!!! on Christmas Eve.

Thank you Santa.

Juan M.

Dear Santa

My name is Madison Tedder. This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a new bike without training wheels because i want to learn to ride it by myself.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a doll and a dress up thing and butter fly costume, earrings, and necklace and bracelet.

I promise to leave you some cookies and Milk on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Joselyn

This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is I like Frozen because love love love because I like it. I like Frozen because I love it.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a elsa doll, an anna doll to it, olav the sowman., I love Frozen.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

I have been very very very good this year. I want a bow and arrows, remote control toys, a guistor light saver, the grave digger. I want to help other boys, girls that don’t get many toys.

Love Ethan Frantz.

Dear Santa

My name is Matthew Harris.

This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is lego movie wii game because I want to play it now again.

If your elves are not too busy I wuld also like Wii Ugame system.

I promise to leave you some cookies with milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Joshua Harris

This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is Spy Gear because so I can catch people stealing stuff.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like legos and lego video games.

I promise to leave you some frosting cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Libby Harris.

This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is clock because I don’t have my own.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like light up legos.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Judy Harris.

This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is pink leopard print chair because I want one for my desk.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like make-up

I promise to leave you some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Haylee Taylor.

This year I have been quite good.

What I would most like for Christmas this year a elsa because I love her.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like anna, olaf, jump rope.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Madeline Munoz.

This year I have been quite good.

What I would most like for Christmas this year is my password journal because I can keep secrets.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a Barby or maybe a tablet.

I promise to leave you some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Gage Richert.

This year I have been quite good.

What I would most like for Christmas this year is skylanders for xbox because it is cool.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a new lego set.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Laci. This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas is a 3D with birdgams because I like Christmas because is fun.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like trestr and a purse and some school men close purse.

I promise to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Moria Rodriguez. This year I have been good.

What I would most like for Christmas this year is Barbie because I like to play with them.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like ninendods, bike.

I promise to leave you come cookies and milk on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Kobe Ray Stafford. This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas is a PS4 with Madden/5 and NBA2K because I like gaming systems.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like beats from dre and I would like a note of how your beard grows so long.

I promise to leave a hamburger with a coca cola in a glass bottle on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa

My name is Kade Nichols. This year I have been quite good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a real flying reindeer and a sleigh because I want to ride it around in my back yard.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a shotgun and a DS

I promise to leave you some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Jewell. This year I have been quite good and a bit naughty. What I would most like for Christmas this year is hip to Be square crochet kit because you get to make whatever you want.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like Friendship photo Bracelets kit, Nerf Rebelle Messenger Blaster, so many head bands.

I promise to leave you some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa

My name is Reese Porter

This year I have been very good. What I would most like for Christmas this year is a chalk board because I can pretent to be a teacher because I like teaching.

If your elves are not too busy I would also like a smart board and a trampoline.

I promise to leave you some cookies & milk on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

(EDITOR’s NOTE: In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes everyone forgets the true meaning of what Christmas means - the birth of Jesus Christ. We thought, as 2014 comes to an end, it might be appropriate to run this story of the birth of Jesus this year!)

Long ago, about 2000 years, when King Herod ruled Judea (now part of Israel), God sent the angel Gabriel to a young women who lived in the northern town of Nazareth. The girl’s name was Mary and she was engaged to marry Joseph.

The angel Gabriel said to Mary: ‘Peace be with you! God has blessed you and is pleased with you.’ Mary was very surprised by this and wondered what the angel meant. The angel said to her ‘Don’t be afraid, God has been very kind to you. You will become pregnant by the Holy Spirit and give birth to a baby boy and you will call him Jesus. He will be God’s own Son and his kingdom will never end.’

Mary was very afraid but she trusted God. ‘Let it happen as God chooses.’ She replied to the angel. Gabriel also told Mary that her cousin, Elizabeth who everyone thought was too old to have children, would have a baby boy whom God had chosen to prepare the way for Jesus.

Mary said goodbye to her family and friends and went to visit her cousin Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah. Elizabeth was very happy to see Mary. She knew that Mary had been chosen by God to be the mother of his Son. An angel had already told Zechariah that Elizabeth’s baby would prepare people to welcome Jesus. He was to be called John. Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then returned home to Nazareth.

Joseph was worried when he found out that Mary was expecting a baby before their marriage had taken place. He wondered if he should put off the wedding altogether. Then an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and said: ‘Don’t be afraid to have Mary as your wife.’ The angel explained that Mary had been chosen by God to be the mother of his Son and told Joseph that the baby would be named Jesus which means ‘Saviour’ because he would save people. When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel had told him to do and took Mary as his wife.

At this time, the land where Mary and Joseph lived was part of the Roman Empire. The Roman Emperor Augustus wanted to have a list of all the people in the empire, to make sure they paid their taxes. He ordered everyone to return to the town where their families originally came from, and enter their names in a register (or census) there. Mary and Joseph travelled a long way (about 70 miles) from Nazareth to Bethlehem, because that is where Joseph’s family came from. Most people walked but some lucky people had a donkey to help carry the goods needed for the journey. Joseph and Mary travelled very slowly because Mary’s baby was due to be born soon.

When they reached Bethlehem they had problems finding somewhere to stay. So many people had come to register their names in the census, that every house was full and every bed was taken in all of the Inns. The only shelter that they could was a stable or cave with the animals. In this poor place Mary gave birth to Jesus, the Son of God. In those days it was the custom to wrap newborn babies tightly in a long cloth called ‘swaddling clothes’. Jesus’ bed was the manger that the animals ate their hay from.

In the hills and fields outside Bethlehem, shepherds looked after their sheep through the long night. As the new day began, suddenly an angel appeared before them and the glory of God shone around them. The shepherds were very, very scared, but the angel said, ‘Don’t be afraid. I have good news for you and everyone. Today in Bethlehem a Saviour has been born for you. You will find the baby lying in a manger.’

Then many more angels appeared, lighting up the sky. The shepherds heard them praising God singing: ‘Glory to God in highest, and peace to everyone on earth.’ When the angels had gone the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem to see what has happened.’ So the shepherds went to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph. The baby Jesus was lying in a manger as they had been told. When they saw him, they told everyone what the angel had said and everyone who heard the story were astonished. Then the shepherds returned to their sheep, praising God for sending his Son to be their Saviour.

When Jesus was born, a brand new bright star appeared in sky. Some Wise Men in faraway countries saw the star and guessed what it meant. They were very clever men that studied the stars and had read in very old writings

that a new star would appear when a great king was born. They set out to find the new king and bring him gifts.

The Wise Men followed the star towards the country of Judea and when they got to the capital called Jerusalem they began to ask people: ‘Where is the child who is born to be king of the Jews?’ Herod, the king of Judea, heard this and it made him very angry to think that someone might be going to take his place as king. Herod sent for the Wise Men to come to him. He told them to go on following the star until they had found the baby king. He said: ‘When you have found him, let me know where he is, so that I can go and worship him.’. But Herod did not tell them that he really had an evil plan in mind to kill the new king.

The Wise Men followed the star towards Bethlehem (where it said that the king would be born in the old writings). It seemed to stop and shine directly down upon the place where Jesus was. The Wise Men entered the house where they now lived and found Jesus with Mary, they bowed down and worshipped him. The Wise Men spread the the gifts they had brought before Jesus. The gifts were gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Wise Men were warned in a dream, by God, not to go back to Herod. So they returned home to their countries in the East by a different way.

When the Wise Men had gone, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ the angel said, ‘take Jesus and Mary and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for Jesus to kill him.’ So Joseph got up, took Jesus and Mary during the night they left for Egypt, where he stayed until Herod died.

When Herod realized that he had been tricked by the Wise Men, he was furious and he gave orders to kill all the boys aged two or younger in Bethlehem and the surrounding area. This was to try and kill the new King, as his plan to find the location of the new king from the Wise Men had failed.

After Herod had died, Joseph had another dream in which an angel appeared to him. The angel said, ‘Get up, take Jesus and Mary and go back to Israel, for those who were trying kill Jesus are dead.’

So Joseph got up, took Jesus and Mary and they went back to Israel. But when he heard that Herod’s son was now king of Judea, he was afraid to go there. So instead they went to Galilee, and lived in their old town of Nazareth.