There are lots of questions about Christmas this year. Can I see my family? Will we be able to travel?
But for Teton County first graders, one question is paramount: Will Santa be able to come to my house and deliver gifts?
After all, Santa is in the high-risk category, being older than time, and his elves work in close contact with each other. Toys are pretty hard to make virtually, so nobody’s working from home, except maybe the administrative elves who manage the naughty and nice lists.
So the fear that Santa might not make it this year seemed warranted, but if history has taught us anything, it’s that Santa Claus won’t be stopped. Through wars, the 1918 pandemic and all manner of global calamity, his sleigh leaves the North Pole on Christmas Eve and scatters gifts to the wind for kids to open Christmas morning.
This year, the leading infectious disease specialist in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told us that Santa has “innate immunity” to the coronavirus, which should allay any fears. To that end the News&Guide wanted to play our annual role in helping Santa make sure he knows what local first graders are hoping for in their stockings.
We know Mr. Claus looks for our paper every December, just to make sure he hasn’t missed anything. From Barbies to stuffed animals to Zoom calls with Santa, kids are looking for traditional gifts and some new ones as well.
We’re just happy to know Santa will be able to make it.
— Tom Hallberg
Ms. Jennifer Fischer, Jackson Elementary School
HOW are You??? MaY I Please have legos, a real dog, and a book. I want a gift. I have been a good boy this year.
merry | christmas,
How are you?
May I Please have a paddleboard, a scotel, Americas! Girl Doll. I wani a car.
How are your rander? I wunt a Real Puppy, and a huvrBord,
HOW are you? May I Please have boots, shoes, a toy bear, a real PUPPY. I have been a good boy this year
How are you? I am Happy. May I please have a puppy, a hut, a boos, and legos. I am nis to my friends.
SANTA please can I have a car that kids can jiv. Can I have a jojo staf. Can I have a kaline necklace
your little elf,
How are you? I am rebe for snow. Please canihave new aulectric car that kids can bivin in, real puppy, lovlap with rabos calor and a calendr with crds. I wus Gud at Grandmo
Yaur little elf,
How are you I am. excited for Pregins. may I please have a. new reyool pag, a lovu lamp, explorcsn soot, a Kloc for my. room. I Have been. good at school.
Can I please have a new black robotic car, a blue lova lamp please and new nike shoes please and a siens box. sumtimes I am rood but I trie to be nose and I trie todomybest thank you
Your little elf,
How are you? I am excited for christmas!!! Mai please have a new bike, a watch, with gams and a bablad, and Legos, and yugioh, and qoKemon,. I hav been good at Skoola
How are you? What kind of cookes do you like? May I have a Backpack, LoL dolls magicas unciner! Please Please!
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
How are you? I am excited for presines!!! May I please have a woodin toy hores, and a rambow lovo lamp, and a tiny puppy that is real. I have been nise. Merry Christmas.
Your little frid
How are you?
I LOVE Christmas!!! Can I please have a wall clook, a siyens box, a art box, a game board, and a kids hot gluw gun. Have a good Christmas!!! I have ben a bit rud to my mom, But I try my best
your littel Kido,
Chloe Ann Hernandez
How are you? I am excited for presents!!!!!!!!! Wold you like me to send you a present? pleasee can I have lego city set and a bow and arrow? How are yor elfs? Do you have a christmas tree? I have ben Good at School!
May I have two bordercolles ples, Legos ples and a surprise!!!! I have bin a good boy. Sumtimes. I am meen, but I try.
Mrs. Sharon Brazil, Colter Elementary School
Dear Santa Can Please Have Some BeyBlades And a Beylade a Reanu And Beya lochrs. Can I Please hav a trackr And Rex from Paw Patrol.
Dear Santa, Please Can I Havie aBu Blu Be it. A MiTePuP Tawr.Haw aor you Haw our you
Dear Santa, hope this year you bring me a beautiful toy and hope tht next year my mom has more job to take to travel and the world with her and know places form my little brother bring him a kit if toys and be with family forever.
Dear Santa, H Uw r u. can I haV candy I WAN HoeD Puon
Dear Santa, Plees can I Have a appole watht and I also wut a Rid pup I miss you
Dear Santa, Howe is miss close? I Tride to be nisse to my sisres. can I Please have tow toYs. And a thing. My toYs are na! na! na! srpise back PaK and a Fone.
Dear Santa, Haw is ropfoo? I Hop you aor DoinG Wew aor you? Ronero SoprmieeosDce SumcrAfps AsNoWGOB Lego Mreeo
HLO Sanut can I HaV Legos Hlo Senut can I have cro! HLO Senut I wot Red crs. Hlo Senut Cnd I Hava dog tracuo Snta! Hawo is yor Radd
Dear Santa, Haw are you Please can you gif a robot Please CAN I hAv a relepuppr
Thank You Luv Alice
Dear Santa, Haw are your randadr? Please can you git a gocort and a rc car thank you Santa.
Dear Santa, How are you? I want a yellow Hockey helmet. Please. And white football glovs please. and a Brown football helmet please
Dear Santa, How are the ran deer? Maye a racing hors and sum surprises Thank you.
Love: Ayla ps I ♡ you.
Dear Santa, Please can I Hav Base bos sture 60s big stufe lago sets Santa stude stufe evr haw is misis cloz doen?
Love Santa Addalyn
Dear Santa, How are you? Please can you give me a Nerf gun and thank you Please Can you give me a ipad please How are your raindeer?
Ms. Catherine Bennett, Kelly Elementary School
I Live in Kelly. How are you. I hope you are having a good christmas. I have worked hard this year. Can I please have a reMote cantrol horse. Good luck delivering gift’s.
Merry Chrismas can I Please have a hamster stufee that comes with a hamster Wheel?how are your reindeer my address is [REDACTED] circle and I Live in Mooes thank you for Working so hard + Love,
P.S. is rudolf real
Dear Santa wut I wot is a Pet hamster and I wuot a Hummr treat is mac and chrul. and a chro snake and a mok and chrul spire.
I hope you have a grate day. I wanta remot control car and a ipad and a G wolling set
Dear Santa How are you do ing i wil have a lego explorers.
Mrs. Erin Martin, Jackson Elementary School
I have been good.
I have been good to my mom. I have been good to my dad. I wish for Barbie camper, amarican doll.
I have been good.
I have been helping my friends and one time I helpt my dad cook dinr. I have been myself.
I wish for a fliable helackopter, invisablanater, and other stuff.
I have been helping helping my famole.
I help my dad cook.
I wish for a shark stuffer, and a bacpac.
I have been a good stootint and frind and I’ve been cleaning up.
I wish for a fijit spinner, rockit coptr, t-rex dinosaur.
I have been good to ma frens. I have been helping frens.
I wish for jrasic dominetrex.
I have been good. I been clenen mi room. I help mi dad. I wish for Barbie campr, jojo umerican doll.
I have been good. I help my brother clean. I help my dad make pancakes. I wish for a unicorn and a headphone.
I have been good. I have been helping my mom set the table. I have helped my mom cook. I wish for Lego set 75025, sith trooper costume 47 inch.
I have been good. I have clean my dishis. I have been helping my mom.
I wish for Lego dinasaur and a dog pipe.
I have been good.
I have been cling my room, and hows. I have been ding my dirty dishis in my hows.
I wish for Lago sets 75025, Lago binjogo sets, a big hows.
Benjamin Kai Grimm
I have been good.
I have been makeing my bed. I have been helping make the table.
I wish for a Barbie camper, Lego hospital, 5 stories.
I have been good. I have been helping my bruthr. I have been good to my mom and dad.
I wish for a new iPad.
What I want for Crismis is a hair macup set.
I have been good. I have been helpfol and frendlee, and helpfol to my mom and my dady. I wish for litsabre.
Mrs. Jodeen Tebay, Munger Mountain Elementary School
I want the Harry Potter movie collection and all the Harry Potter Lego sets.
Hi! I hope you are doing well! For christmas I want an American Girl doll, a toy horse, a Barbie, and some surprises!
Hi! I hope you are doing well! For christ, I wanta Nintendo, zelda beth of the wild chiq and case and some surprises
Love you! I would like a Santa costume, and a elf on a shelf, A slime kit to Decrat, a hat —> [flips page] for the Santa coshtom, Some Surprisis, and a stuffy.
Hi! your the best! For christmas I would like a moving hatchimal thats a koala, an inventing kit, some magnetic bead sets, and an elf on the shelf.
Hi! I hope you are doing will! For Christmas I would a Star belly unicorn, and a Squishy Unicorn Big, and a Tedde Bear with some clothes, a Baby yoda, an omg poll house, pls
Hi! Santa, for Christmas I would like a Nintendo switch. But I want the blue one.
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I hope you are doing good!
For Christmas I would like two books, and some sarpises!
Hi! I hope you are good! For christmas I want a O.M.G. doll, some surprises, wild Robot, and a hatchimal,
Hi! I hope ale doing well! For Christmas I would like a book, crayons, starbelly, unicorn squishy.
Hi! I hope you are doing well! For chris
Tmas I would like a minecraft remotecontrol
I would like some dinosaur toys for Christmas!
Hi! I want a dog toy, unicorn toy, mine raft, and Legos.
I hope you are having a good day. For Christmas I want a Baby Yoda lovey, play flip phone, a white unicorn lovey, a unicorn that can talk and some surprises.
Hi! I hope you are doig well. For Chrismas %5EI would like (‘l)Lego kits, a baby yoda, (4) new books, and some surprises.
I like you! I would like a Minecraft Lego set, some surprises for my mom and dad and me!
For christmas, I want Ironman and Thor suit please.
Mrs. Lisa Ryan, Colter Elementary School
What’s your favorite flavor of cookie? How are your elves? Can I have a stuffed animal doge.
How are you doing? How are the elves doing? Could I please have a you Koys BehBlolle and a mix and mash slime set. And a prseent for my bruthr.
How are you doing? How are the elfs. I would like a tarantula and a elf that I can tuch.
By ennis Brennan
Hi Santa How is yur family? I would like a nerf gun. I would like a park ranger costume. How is Mrs. Claus?
How are you doing? Is your family good? I whill leev carits out. May I plees have sum pupu legos and a makeup set. And a unicorn!
How are your reindeer? Do they really fly? Do they need batteries? Thank you for bringing me presents. Could I have a video game please. I like Turbo Bursts too.
Thank you Santa.
How are you? I would like a LOL Doll Park set, a Barbie Doll Sleep set and a Anna and Elsa toddler dolls.
Love you Santa,
Your friend, Leia
I like that I ment you. Can I please have a big pink fluffy dog and a pink teddy bear.
Haw do your rander fli? Thank you for evrthing.
How is your family? What is your favorite cookie? Santa, could you bring me some Turbos called Valt Aoi. Santa, can you bring my sister Kelly some candy.
Love and your friend,
What is your favorite cookie? Please, I want a toy blade for Christmas I would also like the book spider man. Bye dear Santa
What is your favorite cookie flavor? For Christmas I would like Skipper Babysitting doll and a closet for her clothes. I like that you bring presents.
Your friend, Shay
Mrs. Alia Harland, Colter Elementary School
Wut is your fon numbr? Can I plys hav a kitchen. Can I hav a mobirol and a supriv thank you. Hay old are you? Markismiv!
[heart emoji] Clemmy
I hope you r havin a grat day. Ps vor bude matteo. Can I have a wunwel please and a xbox please I luve you Santa.
P.S. Can I have a hoke helmet too. Plaese.
Hi Santa. Dos mis Clos mack posinse? Can you Please Giv me the moreede Lago set can you aso. Giv me Nonfiction books.
[heart emoji] Ella
Hi. I like you. Santa can I hav a Stuf Fox? Please Santa can I hav A mrbrun. Please Santa cAn I hAv A secret pesit Please
HI Santa. I wudt a HuVr bod and stuf Fox. Haw is Mis clos doing Please and thank you
Hawr wAs your Thacs giving? I nOw i wAs BAd This Yer But i ProMis i will Be good necsh yer. CAn i Ples hav A Jaint Poechoo Ples And A drt Bic Ples and sum hoce ger. And sum hoce scas The Thing Theat Mi bad yoosis to Brush His teth. hAw Old or You.
Hi Santa. Can your Ranedere fiy? Can I have a huvrbord and A Snoopy Plese? Thank you. What time do You leve.
Your frend James
Halo! I wot Poke Mon raras. I Wot special rok. I wot a cuk. I wot a Boook and a Book uv Colras.
Thaku. Love Nain
Sant yor so good! Can I Pleesn hav a hocee helmet. Can I hav a hocee Stik a Leftee won? Yonr so good at driving presins.
How do Yor rander fly? Plese I wunt a ras car and a nmintendo as and my bruthr wans a tomis trac. I lic yor rander. I wnt a hot weylset and a fon and I wnt a no ipad
I Hope You had a good Thaksgiving. Hows chalupa Batman? Does Chalupa Have to Coritelen? Chrisman list: New Socks, new FooTBall cards, New games georgia Pikins Jersey That Says Pikins. Stay SaFe.
How are you Doing? How is the North Poll. I Want a Big Dog luvv then I Want a Toy Bunny Hiye ToPs. Tank You so much for giv me a gift. I HoPe you are Happy. I Am So … Happy that you are coming.
HoW are You? iWant a BancBed plEse.
I LoVe you! tHaNK you, HARPER DiPrisco
This year I want Play Doh, letter puzzles and the book Some Pets. Merry Christmas!
Hi how are you. CaN iPls have a Sink google can i have a Niec scooter cAN you get A Alex A Pc Pls And CAN, You get Omar A XBox. I Love you Santa.
Maestra Heidi Dooley, Munger Mountain Elementary School, 1er grado
Haw do yor rindirafly?
¿Por favor puedo tener un calendario para 2021?
Can I ples hava a ipad for my drathr. Can I ples hav a cramra. I cant wat to see watu you bring mi tis yaru.
Querido PaPá noel,
micrófono. Patineta. gato y la colorr negro. Carro y Maciake. Rpunsol. casa y un Amarakin gril dol y Woch y una Noell sticres. Y Marcadores.
¿Es cierto que los duenadas te ayudan? Plesa may I have a Bitty Baby and Joss. I whued also like Branue Naelpalish. I ernd it because I helpt my Grama!
For crismis I wood like 1000 cnetik Bedes and a Patry weyl and a Paint set and a sinnr and sine flor Puzzl Mrmad illid game ¿como vuelan tus rrenos?
May you Plies brig My sistr a dolfin blakit for crismis?
santa yo qero un caro de cotol y tamn cero un chamara y tamn un juego de Iman ¿santa comos haces Volar tus reindeer? poce yo lo Meresco poc yo le ayudo a cosnar. mi emano cere un ninteno. gasa por los juguetes ce lo det el otro años
Santa yo te amo muhc,
mi erano tamn te amo
I woud like a unacorn with wings thet can flies a mia and me set in sesene thee, a pegusis thet can flie. grasias por el ozodt. I have bin tacking the dishis out.
Querido Papá Noel,
camstaM tu reno Pregunta cero un LOL una muñeca i otro Gato chiquito una casa Para mi muñeca i otar muñeca i Gersi Povor PaPá Noel me Poede Ben teni me carna.
I have ben rle Gud
I wont un carro u itecnric to ridin ilit.
mere crismis Santa.
I love the hot wels ras trac theat you gav me last year.
for AL Macker
My bradr for Christmas he wos a ant farm.
Sincerely, AL Macker Woodymacker
is it chruw that yur eLfs heLps yu daLivur presit?
Mi crismi List I wut two umerucindols and on mi crsmis List I wut Lagos. Me he portado muy bien porque yo ayuwdo mi mama.
yo cedo u na Pel uhce De Pecahcu e taDn en horsay taDen un neteDo swihc
i lic yuy sata
Porce tu te bes muhc cool.
¿tus renos comen samdiorias?
Por favor puedo dos caros tamete dos cotroles. tameteno sico sudredes para mi familia. Feliz Navidad Santa
Querido papa Noel,
Espero que estes bien. como los venados velan. me puedes traer un indominus rex por favor.
te voy a dar galletas. Cuidate mucho.
wut is yor favrit culr?
this year I want sum chikens. this year I want chickens beekus they will giv me eggs! thanks for the presens last year! [Heart]! I deesrv presens this year beekus I am beeing good
Last year I rilly liket the hoky set you brot me!
Me ecstalia tener una Amangas asul i una Amngas negro i una Amagas blanco
Me he Portado muy bien porque lave las trsates eila kamas
Querido papa noel,
Se que estar muy ocupado leyendo muchas cartas, pero igual envio mi carta, tengo dos preguntas para ti!!! ¿como has estado? ¿como te ha ido con la pandemia? este año me he portado bastante bien? por lo tanto me gustaria que por favor me regalaras un carro grande a control remoto y un bote a control remoto. por favor, con cariño
Why do you have elves? how do you deliver ol ov the presint?
Please may I have a baby cat?
This is the way I am going to car for it.
I will giv it milk win it is yong and wotr win it is old.
I will clen its litr box. I will gitt it a bed.
I have bin kind to my brother.
I didit ylel win I didit eat my dinnr
hao do or elves? hPo you? plizes can I haf a bac cat Iv ben rile gad bi halpeng mi mama Qyiero on micrfono.
Maestra Kelly Keefe, Munger Mountain Elementary School
Felis Navidad! Espero que estes bien. Como esta la Sra. Claus. Por favor puedes traeme un barbie camper, skipper, small pillow, stacey.
Feliz Navidad! Como estan tus elfos? Por favor puedes traerme Lego speed boat, lego mario, lego ninjago the last battle, Lego Kix!
Merry Christmas. How big are the elves? Can I ples have a electric guitar, and a brdehaws, and a dron.
Feliz Navidad! Espero que estes bien. Por favor, puedes traerme pijamas, calcetins, dragon and pacimon.
Feliz Navidad! Como estas? Por favor puedo tener un barbie, una casa de barbie, y un zorro con ojos de color. Gracias!
Yessenia Hernandez- Gonzalez
For Christmas I want muchas cosas and cars. Gracias!
Feliz Navidad! Como esta la Sra. Claus? Por favor puedo tener una L.O.L doll, una bata. Gracias!
Isabella Juarez Maya
Como esta la Sra. Claus? Por favor puedo tener una muneca, libros, y comfy blanket. Gracias!
Feliz Navidad! Como estas? Por favor puedo tener two Barbie packs and stuffi cheetah also a LOL!
Feliz Navidad! Espero que estes bien. Por favor puedes traerme un carro i un Monster trck i un juguete de los planetas i un juguete de una moto. Gracias
Te quiero, tu amgo
Felis Navidad! Como esta la Sra. Claus? Por favor, puedo tener L.O.L. toy, OMG toy, piggie and Gerald books, make-up, + apples to apples game.
Feliz Navidad! Como esta la Sra. Claus? Por favor, puedo tener una LOL y una bolta. Gracias!
Feliz Navidad! Como esta tus renos? Por favor puedees traerme wild horseback rider, baby stuff, another horseback rider, some more money $100 $5 $10. Gracias!
Feliz Navidad! Como estas? Por favor, puedes traerme un moto, un hamster, pequenos ladrillos y una sorpresa.
Te quiero Santa,
Por favor puedo tener drago neag, zombie toy, alien toy y robot. Feliz Navidad!
Der mistr C.
I wood laegc too se your rain deer. I mis you.
Feliz Navidad! Como esta la Sra. Claus? I want from you is a stuffy pinguino and a grle priness toy.
Como esta? Feliz Navidad! Como estan tus elfos? Por favo puedes traerme Batman tower, Batman mobile, toy forky, and a Star Wars baby Yoda.
Ms. Ellery Leeds, Colter Elementary School
How are you? How is elfe? What I want for Ckrismis is a mandlorein lego set and a dog lego set.
How are you? Wot I wont is a nintando swich. And a lego mario set Plese!
How are the elfs? And how are the rander? I wont a red ninja woch and a ninja diyreu.
How are u dwing wel I as dwing good. How the elf are dowing? Wat I want frum ksims is a dog and now aksihn figr.
How are your rander? Wut I wond for Crismus is a christmas dres. Wut is your rander nam? How is misis Klos?
A nuther theng I wod like for Crismus is a sno globe with my famele.
How are you Santa? How is ms Clos? I wud laick for toys a hachimol and thanc you.
Hi! Santa what’s the north pole like? How are the elves? What does Ms. Cluls do? Santa, for Chrstmas I would like an LOL doll and a gumboll michin. Thank you so much!
How is misiscloss and the rander? May I ples have tow OMG dols and my I ples have to litle sisters LOLs.
How are you doing? Are your ran deer doowing god? Hoow is your favrit elf? I wod like a morbl set and a gum bolset. Thanc yow!
How are the rander? How are the elfs? I wud wont aho-attak and a remewt cinchrl car.
How are you Santa? Do you hav Rudof is Rudof nos gloening? I wot makeup and pupes and a borbes.
Caroline Ryan, Moran Elementary School
How is the elf doing? Miy cosmos list is Thing 1 and Thing 2 and baby Yoda and Millenium Falcon. I hop yo r doing gub.
How arn you How arn the elf How arn the weather I want a WWE toys.
May I please have a mountain goot stuffed animal and an elk?
I would like a teeny tiny stuffed anppy? Can I have a Zoom call?
Coulb I plea hrasn
How are you doing? How are the elves? Can I pleases hav a bokgons?
How are your reindeer boing? May I pleas have a stuffed turtle?
How are the elves? For Christmas, I would like sum transformers and maebee a few bakagons.
Mrs. Ryland Aronowitz, Jackson Elementary School
Can I ples have an ipad, squoshmelo, phone, drum set, gine pic, snake, parit, stufe, map, pikchr, puppe?
Can I please have a phone and toowls, and a snake, and a parit, and a puppe? How are the rainder?
Houw are you doing? I wold like a lipgun, parashootmen, snow kitty, bug cage, dog stufy, metell detecter, phone, hot weeis, pocetnife.
New amaruckin girl doll. more frozen figers. The princes in black and the very big problem. An 8th elsa doll. More hair clips. A stufft anamail pegusis. A stufft animal dragon, a stufft anamail phenix. a falcon stufft anamail. 2 candy canes one for my brother. more purses. New paper for my night light.
How ar you Santa? Can I ple3ase have this? 4 LOL dolls, Squishmolo, Playdoh, LOL dolis haws, Umaruckin doll. Uduqurn. And you tow sta at my haws.
How are you Santa: Can I ples have a bobby buney and flowers and a Ipad, baby hamster, cat stufes, shell, fox stufe, ornament, head phone, fish, choclit, rose, to dogs bones. Best Crismis ever.
To Santa how is roodolf? May I please have a stuf monkey, chicken, unicorn, mask, ipad, phone, desc, slime lol doll, flowrs. Are you elfs and rander.
Dear Santa, I am wishing for a toy motorcycle, I won a new toy tran.
Dear Santa, I wish for a new big bik.
Dear Santa, I am wishing for a barbie house, barbie car, golden coat, golden blush.
I am wishing for barbie house, Happy family during Christmas, golden mask, gole shoes, golden make up.
My Christmas wish list. I wonjt a new rmote control car, I wont a fish towy, a rumoct control dyno a new badre for the motorsuycl. for my stocking a cahnde cane
Dear Santa I am wishing for you to bring me a cat, and a dog and a little cat and a new haws, and a new pool.
Dear Santa Howe are your rader good or bad? Ican I ples have a baby bune and a baby hamstr and two homes for my baby bune and my hamstr. Two Umerican grl doll and a kichin and a dis worst a tree heos and the best Christmas.