Letters To Santa
Reader's Digest UK|December 2021
This month, Olly Mann takes a leaf from his son's book and writes his own letter to Jolly Old Saint Nick…
Olly Mann 

DEAR SANTA, I suspect you’re not too fond of me these days. I’m sorry I always drink the sherry we leave out for you. I’m sorry I strong-armed our kids into better behaviour by convincing them you’re monitoring us 24/7 via the burglar alarm. And I do regret that I sometimes stream Santa Baby. It is objectifying.

The thing is, my son wrote you a letter recently; a task set by his teacher, as handwriting homework. I hope you received it? Apologies that he appears to confuse you with Jesus. I reckon you get that a lot.

Anyway, it made me think: it must be—what?—33 years since I’ve written you a letter myself? So, here are five things that I want for Christmas. To be honest, it’s been a release just to write them all down. You probably get that a lot, too.

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