How to Write a Christmas Wishlist for Santa Claus

Two Parts:Writing the Christmas wishlistPreparing for Santa

Before visiting Santa or sending Santa a letter, you might like to plan out a little Christmas wishlist to give to him. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, keep your list thoughtful and humble, so that you may receive something from it that Santa finds appropriate.

Part 1
Writing the Christmas wishlist

  1. 1
    Think of what you would like to get for Christmas. It is important to only list the things you really want, this isn't a shopping list. Write down five to ten items you'd like.
    • Be as descriptive as you can; otherwise, you might end up with the wrong gift or nothing at all.
    • If you're not sure what you want yet, write a draft first, sleep on it, then make the real list the next day after thinking carefully.
  2. 2
    Accept that your list is a guide for Santa. It's not certain that you'll receive what's on the list, and if you do get something from it, it won't be everything on the list, as Santa has many deliveries to make around the world.
  3. 3
    Decide how to get the wishlist to Santa. There are different ways:
    • Give it to Santa when you visit at the local mall or elsewhere.
    • Send it to Santa at the North Pole.
    • Give it to your parents to mail to Santa.
    • Leave it somewhere in your room and wish it to Santa. Maybe the elves will come and read it while you sleep.

Part 2
Preparing for Santa

  1. 1
    Put some reindeer food out for the deer. To keep Santa happy and full, leave cookies and milk for him.
    • To make reindeer food you need: Oatmeal (dry), silver sparkles, a bowl, spoon, and a plastic bag. With the spoon, put the sparkles and oatmeal in a bowl; mix it well. Pour it into a bowl and pour the mixture in a bag. Take it outside and throw it on the roof and grass so the deer can eat.The sparkles are in it to help the reindeer see the food.
  2. 2
    Leave a tray or table for Santa by the Christmas tree and put the milk and cookies there.


  • Don't wake up while Santa is at work.
  • Make sure the gifts asked for are reasonable and affordable.


  • Don't be to hopeful you might not get everything on your list.

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