Tuesday, December 8, 2009

An Open Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

I know that most of the letters you get  are from people listing things they want you to bring to them on Christmas.  That must get old after a while. . .letter after letter, year after year, "Gimme, gimme, gimme!".  I thought maybe you would like a change of pace this year, so I'm writing this letter listing things I want to give you.  I'm not saying you have to take these on Christmas Day, either.  You can work at your leisure and tend to them anytime during 2010.  I will list them in the order of their importance, for your added convenience. 

First, I would like to give you the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq  Do you think you could just pack all that dissention and violence in your sleigh and dispose of it,  so all the troops serving there can come safely home to their families?  I can assure you that Al Quida and the Taliban will not be missed.

World hunger is another item you can pack on your sleigh.  If there's a way you could put an end to that, a lot of empty stomachs would be relieved.  I'll admit, I'm not sure if that's one you could accomplish with out  a "gimme."  It may mean finding a way to feed all those people, but I'm sure if you put your elves on it, they could come up with a plan.

Then there's domestic violence.  If you could find a way to remove the anger and hate that brews among family members and couples, so that the only things left would be love, understanding, and tolerance--now that would be a great help.

Okay, now my gifts to you take on a more personal note; if you could find your way clear to take those extra pounds that seem to have piled on these bones of mine over the past 20 years, and maybe a few of the wrinkles and gray hairs that have also accumulated, I'd be totally appreciative!

I know I'm offering some pretty big items, but any of the above that you could see your way clear to pile on your sleigh and take with you could make a big difference in many lives in the coming year.  And instead of milk and cookies, I'll leave beer and pretzels for you. Deal?

Your friend,



Dame Nuisance said...

Merry SITSmas, Miss Eva! Hope Santa comes through for you.

ShellSpann said...

"Then there's domestic violence. If you could find a way to remove the anger and hate that brews among family members and couples, so that the only things left would be love, understanding, and tolerance--now that would be a great help."

That was my favorite part of this post. If I could ask Santa for a few things, that would sure be one of them!

Thanks for stopping by to see me Eva! :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Beer and pretzels. Santa will visit and hang at your house!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so funny Eva : ) I love your list of gifts from Santa! Wouldn't they be the best kinds? Perfect in every way!

lakeviewer said...

YeaH! I second your choices.

Steven Anthony said...

wonderful letter, maybe if we all write the same one, Santa will actually make it come true.... ;)

peace and joy to you

Meeko Fabulous said...

These are all so true! And beer and pretzels?! You make me wish I was Santa! LoL! :)

Stephanie said...

Amen sister.

Tam said...

Totally crying here, Eva! What a beautiful post. It's a tough day for us out here (check out my "Tribute" post) so I'm a little weepy anyway, but this list really rocked. :-)

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a wonderful wish list; funny and insightful at the same time.
And please ask Santa to drop by your house last. Drunk drivers, you know!

Cougar Tales said...

Love your post! Hope Santa grants your wishes this year.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

lol could you imagine if lots of houses gave beer and pretzles...drunk santa leaving strange gifts among the houses...

I think you wrote a lovely letter Eva. Now if he will just complete the list!! =)

glnroz said...

Beer and Pretzels, how can he resist. Good ideas you have there Ma'um

The Vegetable Assassin said...

You are a much nicer person than me, Eva. But a sensible one! Can you just add one more request though, mainly that Santa gathers up all the Little Debbie Swiss cakes in the world and brings them to me for uh...disposal? Thanks!

The Retired One said...

Good one Eva. I hope he can fit cancer and fibromyalagia on his sleigh too...and maybe poverty and homelessness. I am afraid his sleigh couldn't hold all that could it?

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Good wishes to make and may they all come true!

Blessed Beyond said...

Hi Eva, I am so glad they all made it! I had so much fun hunting hippos! And I was down right determined to find them some way some how! I have not commented on your blog in fear of tipping you off. Enjoy your Christmas!!!

Eva Gallant said...

Dame N: Thank you!

Shell: I wish there were an easy answer to that problem!

Lee: That's the get an in with Santa!

Kaishon: It sure would be perfect!

Lake: We agree!

Steven: Thank you!

Meeko: You can play Santa at my house anytime! lol

Steph: glad you agree.

Tam: I read that post the day you wrote it; it made me weepy, too.

Ethel: I'm trusting Rudolph will keep it under control!

Cougar: Me, too!

Hullbilly: Maybe that explains the size 32AA Victoria's Secret bra under my tree last year!

Glen: Everyone loves beer & pretzels!

Veg: I'll put a P.S. regarding those little Debbie cakes right next to the beer and pretzels!

Retired: We can only hope for Christmas magic!

Lucy: Me, too!

Joholdenhan said...

That was quite an epic letter. Let me know if Santa accepts any of these gifts. ;)

injaynesworld said...

Santa would do well to grant your wishes. I applaud every one of them.

Vanessa Rogers said...

Interesting idea.... I might have to write Santa a letter of my own asking him to take thinks away. Very thoughtful, thanks.