Ho, ho, ho! Hello, Hesperia!

Last week's snow was the sort of weather we're having up at the North Pole! I hope everyone had fun making snowmen and throwing snowballs. We're hard at work here at the workshop. We are putting the last touches on toys and the elves are busy packing my sleigh.

Every year, children from Hesperia write me. Here are some of the writers from this year's Nice List:

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Hi Santa,

How are you Santa? I hope you're not too busy in your workshop. My name is Justice and I am 5 years old. I live in Hesperia. I have been a very good girl and doing my homework and job. If you can, I was hoping to get High School Musical Robe.

I have a brand new cousin Logan, he's three weeks old and he needs toys. My other cousin Jayson is 8 months old and he needs a baby book.

Pull you sleigh carefully.

Love, Justice

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Dear Santa,

I would love for you to stop at my friends house even if its for the last time. My friend is in the process of loosing her house and has no money for food or toys. There are two little boys who are going to be very sad on Christmas. I feel so bad I can't help them with anything right now. God will really bless you Santa, if would please help my friend. Well, I know it may not be possible for you to visit every body in Victorville but I sure hope you visit my friend Diana. Well Thanks again Santa, hope my wish comes true.

Nidia

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dear santa claus;

My name is kassandra g. and I live in Hesperia ca I tried to be good all year long but my grades need to improve and I am really trying to pick them up. It has been a rough year for my parents my dad lost his job back in October my mom is on social security and we are losing our home it is very hard but with the help of God we have to hang on with what we have. So santa my wish are just a few things but what you can being me is enough and I pod or a cell phone with lots of minutes so I can text my friends and keep in touch with them when we move because of losing our home. Well santa thank you and may God bless you and mrs. Claus too.

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dear santa,

for Christmas I want a guitar, and some new clothes. I am also writing for my brother is 2 years old, please bring him a toy truck.

thank you, jelessa

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Dear Santa,

All we want for Christmas is to have a new set of lungs delivered to my grandpa Richard Lupton at USC hospital he has been very sick and in the hospital a lot. Can you help us. Also on the way to my Grandmas house pick him up and bring him to there house so he is home for Christmas this is his favorite holiday and he will be so mad if he is not home.

Love his Grandchildren,
Kaitlin, Kody Zack and Sidney

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Hi Santa

I am Alyssa my sister is Rylie. I have been a good girl this year and so has my sister. We are excited about Christmas. We hope we get presents and to bless other people. I would like clothes for Christmas I am a size 10 12 in pants and 12 in shirts and a pair of tennis shoes too I am a size 3 and half. I want socks too. I would like a baby live and that is all. I didn't ask my sister what she wants for Christmas but the one thing I know she likes is horses. She is 4 years old and I know she likes anything with horses. Can you make a color and cuddle pony for my sister and a stuffed animal horse? She needs clothes she is a size 4 5 for girls and socks too. Happy Holidays. I hope you and Mrs. Claus and you Santa Claus have a merry Christmas.

Love Alyssa

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Hi Santa

My name is Hailey and I am 6 years old. I hope it is ok my mom is typing for me. I am writing this letter to you to tell you that I have been a very good girl this year and would also like to give you my wish list. So here are some things that I would like for Christmas some new shoes, a camera, clothes, and Space Chimps the movie and Horton hears a Who the movie. My sister Alexis who is 3 wants new barbies, the movie Wall-E, and anything pink. That is her favorite color. So I hope my list isn't to long and I also hope you can bring my dog Max a little something.

Merry Christmas

Love Haily

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That's all for now. Every year, I bake up a bunch of cookies to thank Mrs. Claus and the elves for all their hard work, and it smells like I need to pull them out of the oven. Even Santa Claus knows that the best gift anyone can give is love and kindness to the people you care about.

I will be flying over Hesperia Thursday night. If you look up at the stars, you might see my sleigh and those eight tiny reindeer.

See you next year! Be good and stay on that nice list!

Santa Claus can be reached at santaclaus@hesperiastar.com.