Children's funny Christmas letters for Santa

Child's handwritten Christmas list to Father Christmas

Children say (or in this case request) the funniest things. Father Christmas has his work cut out with some of these lists

Channeling Imelda Marcos

Channeling Imelda Marcos

“My child has asked for 'The best shoes in the world'.”

Replenishing office supplies

Replenishing office supplies

“This year my daughter wants a shredder and a laminator. Looks like she's setting up an office then…”

“My daughter's nine and Sellotape is on her list, in third place, for the fifth year running.”

Asserting independence

Asserting independence

“At five my daughter asked for a computer and her own flat.”

Coveting other's belongings

Coveting other's belongings

“My nephew wanted a knife, a dead shark and his sister's doll. Not a doll like the one she has, the actual doll.”

The meta present

The meta present

“I remember the Christmas I asked my daughter what she wanted, and she said 'a present'. So I asked her what present and she replied 'a box'. I asked her what should be in the box and she said 'our house. With a present in it.'”

For the consummate shopper

For the consummate shopper

“A juicer and a coffee machine from a four-year-old. He'd been flicking through the Argos catalogue. The utter disappointment on his face when he got neither. He was so upset with Santa for a long time after.”

Opting for a vegetarian theme

Opting for a vegetarian theme

“A parsnip. Which he got, and took to bed with him for a few days.”

A low-budget idea

A low-budget idea

“My grandson wants a piece of string. He didn't stipulate what length but I'm happy to oblige.”

A we-may-not-have-enough-paper present

A we-may-not-have-enough-paper present

“My daughter asked for a watermelon last year. It wasn't easy to wrap.”

A we-may-not-have-a-big-enough-drive present

A we-may-not-have-a-big-enough-drive present

“My son is two so only vaguely has an idea of what a Christmas list really means, but so far he's asked for a bin lorry, a strimmer, a dog and some toast. He is quite adamant that the bin lorry, strimmer and dog must be REAL, not toys.”

Looking to upgrade to a new model

Looking to upgrade to a new model

“My son aged five tonight asked for…a step dad. No idea why – his dad and I have literally just been away for the weekend to celebrate our 10th anniversary.”

Singing the praises of MDF

Singing the praises of MDF

“For two years, when he was six and seven, my son asked for 'a piece of modern wood' so he could put it in his room and look at it.”

And the sky's the limit present

And the sky's the limit present

“My daughter wanted a real rainbow and a piece of sky for Christmas.”