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This 6-Year-Old’s Savage Letter to Santa Is Too Real


Children at Christmas. Is there anything more pure? That unadulterated belief in festive magic warms the heart even in the coldest of winter months. Or, well, it does for most children. But NPR reporter Sarah McCammon’s 6-year-old is a bit skeptical of this so-called “Santa Claus” and when he was told to write a letter to him as part of a class project, he swapped out the milk and cookies for a festive piece of his mind.


“Santa,” the letter reads. “Im only doing this for the class. I know your notty is list emty. And your good list is emty. and your life is emty. You dont know the trouble Ive had in my life. Good bye. love, Im not telling you my name.”

Yikes. The only thing more powerful than childhood belief is childhood skepticism. Although, in this case, perhaps the skeptic doth protest too much? In any case, McCammon followed that tweet with a brief clarification about her son’s mysterious “trouble.”

Good luck and Merry Christmas, kid. You’re on our good list, even if you don’t crack Santa’s.

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