Christmas is only four days away. Most children have already sent their letters to Santa. That is true of the children in Oklahoma. During a neighborhood Christmas party on Dec. 20 several children were interviewed and were kind enough to share their Christmas wish lists.
The NewsMail reported on Dec. 20 several tips that will help Santa remember to keep safety first when delivering presents. Making sure the Christmas presents are age-appropriate and come with all the necessary safety equipment were just a few ideas for keeping Christmas presents safe.
“I asked Santa for a new games for my computer,” Noah, age five from Oklahoma City, said. “I also asked for drums, a TV and some cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.”
“I asked for the Blake Shelton Christmas CD,” Tori Hampton, age 10 from Oklahoma City, said. “I also asked Santa for something from Miranda [Lambert’s] store. It is all pink and I love pink. I don’t care what it is, as long as it is from her store.”
Most children do not worry about the fiscal cliff that is looming when writing letters to Santa. Despite that, the fiscal cliff is very much on the minds of their parents.
“We are having a bare bones Christmas this year,” Amy Hernandez, a mother of two from Oklahoma City, said. “We can’t afford much. I read my kids’ letters to Santa and picked out what we could afford. This will be the worst Christmas for my kids. I hate it.”
“I asked Santa for a Christmas miracle. I’ve even prayed about it,” Jenny, age eight from Oklahoma City, said. “I want Daddy to come home from Afghanistan. I’ve seen on the news where other dads pop out from behind Santa. I know that probably won’t happen to me, but I can still ask Santa and pray for it.”
“I’ve explained to Jenny that her dad won’t be home for Christmas,” Eden [last name withheld], the mother of one, said. “That is what we all want. She sees the surprise homecoming on TV and it is hard on all of us. We know it isn’t happening in our family. He might be home for the Fourth of July though.”
“I wrote a letter to Santa and asked for a bike,” Dylan, age seven, said. “My old bike is worn out completely. I rode the tires off it. I also asked for some more school uniforms and shoes. If Santa can bring those, Mom and Dad won’t have to buy them for me.”
Santa certainly has his work cut out for him this year. Oklahoma City children, like children around the world, have made their wish lists known. Santa will be busy and won’t have a moments rest until his sleigh is parked at the North Pole after he delivers all the presents around the world.