We should have made a list. And we certainly should have checked it twice.

We had a slight hiccup in getting all the letters to Santa from Jackson Hole first-graders, but we wanted to make sure that the kids from Wilson Elementary School and those who are learning from home got their Christmas wishes into the paper. Don’t fear, parents and children — Santa, being the newshound he is, will pick up this Dec. 23 edition of the Jackson Hole News&Guide with plenty of time to wrangle those last-minute gifts before he sets off Christmas Eve.

— Tom Hallberg

Ms. Rachel Freundlich, Wilson Elementary School

Dear Santa,

How do you make all the gifts in time for Christmas with your elves? I like to ride my bike. And I would like to get hot wheels cars please.

From Jax

Dear Santa,

Can you fli up to the moon? My birthday is on December 8th. For christmas may I ples have a Lego iful tower and dig it up giant pirit discovery. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Love, Connell

Dear Santa,

How miny elfs do you have? I have a big sistr and a little brother that I play with. For Christmas I wud rele want a present pet and legos and frozen two jewlre.

Love, Shae

Dear Santa,

How are your elves doing? Haw are your reindeer doing? I would like a snowmobile so I can chase my bruther.

Frum, Fin

Dear Santa,

Happy holidays. Santa, what is you’re favorite song? How are you doing? I would like, a lava lamp and a DOG please! Merry Crismas.

Love, Addie

Dear Santa,

Do you have a lot of icicles at the north pole? I am doing good. For Christmas I want a science experimenment kit. Please. Who’s house are you going to first? I hope you dont get burned going down the chimney.

Love, Caleb

Dear Santa,

I have a few quashins. Do you have a dog. If you do send a letter.

Love, Gavin

Dear Santa,

How mene elves do you have? I love cats and for christmas I wod like gravidy boots and a robe and crans.

Love, Violet

Mere Chrismis!

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? Can I pelase have a picsur of rodof and I have a list.

Love, Maysie

P.S. Two more things. I would like would be a braslet maker and a frozin two dress up set. Xo Maysie

Dear Santa,

Haw do randeer fly? Plez can I have a L.O.L. dol. My dad recked his truck in an axudent. Can I have a new truk for him.

Luv, Arabella

Dear Santa,

How many baby reindeer do you have? I love you! Hapi Krismiss and can I have a baby reindeer, a puppy and a bat mobil that transforms.

Love Love Love Love Love, River

Dear Santa,

Wut I want for Christmas is a mide tonka dump church and a tonka excuvadr.

Frum Owen

Dear Sana Claus,

I have been wondering, how long does it take to go around the world? I have been a nice sister and I started to read this year. Please can I have a snow cone maker, stencils and an American Girl doll for Christmas?



Mr. Jeff Broeder, Wilson Elementary School

Dear Santa,

Haw is rudolph dooing I have bine kind of good I want earrings please, plymobils, gremlin stuffy, baby yoda, for covid to be over, and 1 big LOL doll. Please.

From Isla

Dear Santa,

How are the radeer doing? Mabe you cud bring me too the north pool and a Mandiloren sut.



Dear Santa,

Has roddof had a brack hav you had a brack has miss clos had a brack. Can i hav a lectric scyoudr. I hop you have a grat nit. Gabriella

Dear Santa,

Who is on your good list I thingk my mom has bin a good girl. Hav i bin a good grl? Love Cieanna

Dear Santa,

For Christmas, I wud like a bol pit and and a black lit and a wit bord.



Dear Santa,

Haw is rodof the randeer

Santa, haw is misis cloz, Santa, can i hav a umarca girl dol and a uonucrn bune can I have a uonocrn.



Dear Santa,

Are the rander doing ok and is mrs cklaus doin ok? Ma i ples have hockey gole geyr and a hokce golei stick and hockey net.

Frum Cade

Dear Santa, how are the rean der can I ples have a bo and aro and aros to? Luv Enza

Dear Santa,

I would like Aqua beads for Christmas. What is your favoite cooke?



Dear Santa,

How are the rander I have bin vare gud this yer ples can you git me a uoonukorn vido gam and can it hav a chan. Luv, Olivia

Dear Santa,

Is your rander have a rad nos or haw is the nor pol there. I wont a indor basixboll.


Der Santa,

How are yr rainder?

Can you plus gat me a LOL Play Sat and a Brbie Set?



Thnk yo

Dear Santa, How many cookies did you get last year? For Christmas I want the game Animal Crossings.



Dear Santa,

Haw ar the elvs doing… wut have you ben up to this year? I’v ben doing good…

Pleas nerf rival promythyis.

Pleas kronos dedpool odishin.

Yor Pal, Max

Katherine Davis, virtual education

Dear Santa,

My name is Ellie. I am 5 years old. I am nice because I share my toys. Ma I plees Have an maikrl dol and hr car? Wot is yor fafrit rander?

Lov Ellie

Dear Santa,

I think that this is the best holiday ever just because it Christmas!!! My name is Hadle MacMillan. I am 6 years old and I have lost 4 teeth. I am nice because I clean the house ven if I am not asked to, I train animals, and I let my sister cut my hair even though I did not want it cut. I am wondering lots of things. 1. What is it like in the North Pole? 2. Who is your favorite elf and what is his or her name? 3. How are you traveling with carona and not getting sick? You are so nice!!! I wish I lived in the North Pole with you, Misses Claus and all of your elves!!! How many elvs do you have? I am guessing a LOT!!! What I would like for Christmas is a surprise from you because what you get me every year I love. I hope you have a great Christmas this year.


Hadley MacMillan

Dear Santa,’

I am 6 years old. I think I should be on the nice list because I help make dinner. Toy dino. a transformer. Fidget spinner. Thank you.

Love, Dylan

Dear Santa,

My name is Cyrus. I am 7. I would really like a hockey jersey with the #72 on the back.What did you do all sommer? Have a safe trip.


Hi Santa,

My name is Hayes. Have yuo seen owr elf coco? How do yuo go to all the howsis? I have been good. I share my toys with my sister. Can I plese have a Nintendo so my dad can play with me?


Hayes Scarlett

Hi Santa!

My name is Ingrid Drew. What I want for Christmas is a scooter. How do you deliver all those presents? I’m kind by sharing my toys with my brother.

Dear Santa,

My name is Tristen. I’m 7 years old. I live in Jackson Hole. I help mom and grandma carry groceries with my sled. I clean my room, and take care of my dog Gus. I would like a nintendo switch for Christmas please. Is Rudolph real?



Dear Santa,

My name is Annabelle Sage. I am 6 years old. I am nice becos I share my toys and and I like to help uthers. May I please have all Elsa dresses (3?) Santa? What do you do to soshl distints? Santa how do you fliy the slay? Santa how do you land on the sly?

Dear Santa,’

My name is Charlie. I am six years old. I have been good this year I help my litlle brother and make up my bed. May I ples have a sled and a Playmobil Pla oe.

Dear Santa,

My name is Emma I have bin a good girl this yaer. Can I have this plys

A ryoll unicorn

Lite fryyy stuffy

A lagow set

Lite furry costoom

Snow Globe

I hope uoy dote have covid.



Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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