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Dear Santa, How are you? I am fine. For Christmas this year. I would like a psp, computer, and aquasand. I have been a really good girl this year. When you come to my house there will be goodies on the table. Thank you santa. Yours truly, Aaliyah Garcia

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Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! For Christmas I would like an engine bike, a bigfoot, a stinky struck, a car set and a motorcycle. Thank you so much. Your friend, Aaron

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Dear Santa, I am Aaliyah. I want a pink rollerskates. I want a dog for me. I want a cat priness. I want a dog priness. I want a new clothes. I want a phone. Santa I will have chocolate cookies for you. Love, Aaliyah

Dear Santa, Please get me a drifting car. Its blue. It has four wheels and it is small and for kid’s my age. Well, that’s all I want for Christmas. Your friend, Abel J. Ortega

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Dear Santa, I would like a Steve Nash jersey and a basketball goal. Love, Adam R. DeAguero Dear Santa, Please I would like a flat screen TV, also a battery for my fourwheeler, a game for my DSi, a car charger for it, a suit, and dress suits. Your Friend, Adana Lopez Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: transformers, golden I-pod, robot, soldier, monster truck, motorcycle, Ben Ten collection, skeleton, Playstation II, clothes. From, Adiion Jaramillo Dear Santa, I whant some roller skates and a new bike. Thank you santa claus. From, Adrian Villalobos Dear Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, Have I been a bad girl or a good girl? I want a blue Nintendo DS!!! I will be a good girl for you until Christmas and on. I can leave you cookies and milk for a snack. So please please can I have a blue Nintendo DS!! Sincerely, Adrianna M. Dear Santa, I want a princess for Christmas. Thank you, Airbrianna Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a real ice cream maker. Please and thank you. Love, Akira Lasater Dear Santa, I am Alana Jo. I wanta Pet Kien and a videyo brbee and a pet puppy plese and merry Christmas! Love, Alana Jo Dear Santa, I would like cars and a motorcycle and a transformer truck. Love, Alejandro

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Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a build-abear some nice jeans and shirts maybe a baby alive that’s it because I don’t want to be greedy and how are you and your wife? Are the elfs working hard? Well I will see you later by !!! Love, Aleta Vigil write back soon Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very happy this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: dog (real) stuffed animal snowman, princess doll, Zui Zui pet, Zui Zui pet house, playhouse. From, Alexandia Williams Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. Iu am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. For Christmas I would like a MP3. Love, Alisa Patterson Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. For Christmas I want a Woody doll, a pillow pet, and a MP3 player. From Alisha Vallejos Dear Santa, My name is Alex. I was a good boy. I want a loopz ggame, Kungzhu, Spiral speedway, Hot Wheels, Nerf the Stampede, Lego. Thank you Alex Dear Santa, My name is Allie Gonzales I am 1 month old, and my nana is writing this letter for me. Since I am too little to want anything except my mama & daddy, my mama says that I would love a new swing and a Easton Corbin cd to put me to sleep. Thank you, Allie June Dear Santa, I’m Allison and I’m a Navajo kindergartener. My friends are Celeste and Mikayla. I want to get orbes. I want a dress. I want a Barbie doll. I want a


collection of Barbie dolls. I want to get school supplies like glue and glitter and Santa hats. I want Santa Clause, reindeer, elf, and snowmen pencils. Allison Dear Santa, I have been very good this year and I would like a Bigfoot toy for boys. I would also like a Christmas Barbie doll. The last thing I would love is a gogo my walking pup. I would like a globe, a telescope, a Hello Kitty gumball machine, and a video Barbie also. The last thing I would love is to know that my Tata is happy in heaven. Say hi to the elves and Mrs. Clause for me and tell them I wish them a very merry Christmas. Love your friend, Alma Gonzales Dear Santa, This is all the stuff I want for Christmas. A wii, tv, beagle, oceans, Buzz Lightyear, Star Wars Attack Of The Clones, Wizerd Of Waverly Place the movie, Twitch, one notebook, Sonny with a chance CD, Hotel for dogs, Nintendo DSi XL, Toy Story 3,

Tooth Fairy, Phineyus and Ferb a Very Perry Christmas DVD, blueray player, drums, guitar, Boba Fett helmit, and batteries. But there are two things I realy want drums and a guitar. What do reindeer eat? I also want I saved your life DVD and star struck. Love, Alonzo Romero HI Santa! I am Alonso Zalazar and I am 3 years old. I’m a good boy, and for Christmas I want a big Mickey Mouse and a Big Minnie Mouse…Thank you Santa Clause… Love always, Alonso Dear Santa, I would like a DSI and some DSI games for Christmas. Please I have been a very good girl this year. From Alyssa Kroen Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a DS? Thank You, Alyssa Martinez Dear Santa, How are you feeling? Please bring

me a Barbie dall hotel, a toy swimming puppy, and a fusigi. I will leave you some cookies and mik. Your Truliy, Alyssa Serna Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Hannah Montana Guitar, Hannah Montana sleeping bag, Hannah Montana computer, Hannah Montana hat and comb, Hannah Montana toys, Hannah Montana phone, Hannah Montana puppet, Hannah Montana shoes, Hannah Montana waterbottle, Hannah Montana game. From, Amber Candelaria Dear Santa, I am Amelia. I want a psp and videyo Brbee and a Ds. I want a Wii. I want a Brbee. Be safe and Merry Christmas! Love, Amelia Dear Santa, I want candy playdoh and some squinkies I been good girl I will leave you some cookies and milk thank you!.

...to Santa Amerika Rougemont Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! For Christmas I would like a kitten and a puppy aand duke and Picz. Love you, Amethyst Dear Santa, Hello my name is Amethyst I’m in first grade. I have tried to begood all year this Christmas could you please bring me a baby kitten your friend Amethyst Gallegos P.s. I will leave you some cookies and milk Dear Santa, My name is Analicia, for Christmas I would like make-up. I will leave you some fruit like oranges and bananas. Love, Analicia G. Dear Santa, I am Analisa and I am a Navajo Kindergartener. I want a pretty dress

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Letters... for Christmas. I want a pretty dress for my mom. I want purses for me, my mom, and my sister. I want to drive around in my car with my mom. Analisa Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a bike? Thank you, Analiz Salazar Dear Santa, I want a pig game for Christmas. Andres Herrera Dear Santa, I want a real robot that could talk and walk and play with me. I want a xbox because mine is broken but if you cant get it then you can get me what ever you want me to get. Andres Herrera Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a cumputr? Thank you, Andres Lopez

Dear Santa, I want a little airplane that will give me a ride. Also another bike because mine busted. Love, Andrew Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a basketball set, a racecar set. From, Andrew Garcia Dear Santa, Hi how are you doing? I am doing fine. For christmas this year I want an I pod, a Dsixl, to see my dad. Thank you for every thing. Can you tell Mrs. Clause I said hi. When you come to my house to deliver the toys to my house I will make sure that there are some cookies and milk on the table in the livingroom. Your truly friend, Andrew Molina Dear Santa, How are your raindir? I ben good this year. I want a Dsixl and and a xbox

360. Thank you, Andrew Venable Dear Santa, Please bring me a truck or hat and boots. Angel Dear Santa, I can’t wait to see you santa! And the reindeers santaclos are the rainbeers cool santa. I want for Christmas is a phone and a car track set, and a doghouse for my dog for Christmas santaclas. I like your name santa I am in 3rd. Why do they call you santaclas all the time. Love, Angel Padilla Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a baby alive doll. From, Angel Routzen Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. I am in room 31. For Christmas I would like a DSIxl Bundle. Love, Angel Valdez p.s. I would have a lot of cookies for you Santa. Dear Santa, I’m Angeleigh. I am a Navajo Kindergartener. I want a Santa hat and a Christmas tree. I want a lollipop. I want a coloring book with pencils and markers. I want a crown. I want a toy pet. Angeleigh

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stuff like that. And a scarf. And a santa sweater. I hope you could get it. Love, Angelina Dear Santa, American Doll I want twin babies, ipod, I love you, a dallas cow boy tshirt, a stretch bands. From, Anonymous Dear Santa, I would like a big Thomas train. I already have a truck. Love, Anthony Dear Santa, How are you I bin good I wud like a moreo Ds game and a I pod and a ari plane I will leve cookies and milk. Thank you, Anthony Dear Santa, I am 3 years old and for Christmas I would like a truck, car and blocks. Love, Anthony Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 9 years old this year and in third grade. For Christmas I would like a crotchrocket. Love, Anthony Avery Lewis Dear Santa, Please give me a PSP and games. I would also want a Xbox 360 and a bunch of games. I would want a dog and a shark fish and a Droid. Your friend, Anthony McDonald

Dear Santa, How are you! I have been good This year I want a gutar. Thank you, Angelica G.

Dear Santa, Please I want marbles for my marble collection. I want an I-pod. I want a play station 3 because our x box 360 broke. I also want a fusgi. It’s a gravity ball. The last thing I want is clothes, shirts are my favorite thing to wear. Your friend, Anthony Urioste

Dear Santa, This is what I want for Christmas this year. I want a pari of mittens to wear. And Zoobles. And a snow globe that shows what your doing and other

Dear Santa, Please bring me a touchcell phone pink and purple hearts. Antoinette Ratcliff Dear Santa,


Please bring me a X Box truck. Antonio Ramirez Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a truck, a trailer. From, Antonio Trujillo Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very nice this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: eaarings Hannah Montana shoes, princess doll, base ball and bat, picacho toy. From, April Garcia Dear Santa, I am 10 year old boy. I have been a good boy, I would like a video game, toy factor gun, and some shots. Thank you, Arbita Woodlee Dear Santa, I am a 4 year old girl. I have been good. I would like a Barbie movie, a Barbie Doll, and some games. Thank you, Arbianna Woodlee Dear Santa,

Please bring me two wii games. The first one is cooking mama 2. The next one is fashon designer. And the next thing I want is a chocolate fountain so I can eat chocolate whenever I want. I also want a baby puppy. Also, a Dsixl and games for it like cooking mama for my Dsixl. Also, more shoes and clothes with different dresses. I also want a touch screen phone and spy kits. And the last thing I want is a movie called Vampires Suck. Your friend, Ariana Chavez Dear Santa, I love you. Merry Christmas. I am Arianna and I am a Navajo kindergartener. I want a sticker. I want drawing paper and a gold necklace. I want a dog for a pet. I want a mini claw game to put money in it and play it. Arianna Dear Santa, I want a simngig room in my hose anda ho santa I’m gowin to give you sum cookies and milk I want a toy dall ho santa I have bin a good kid ever day ok ume aed I want a tichs cloos aed a

phone and a car prisons aed the Signed, Ariel Lou Dear Santa, Please give me the 2 Monster High dolls. I have the rest but I just need Ghulia Eyes and Holt Hyde. I would be really happy. Also, I would like new clothes for all of them so they don’t have to wear their clothes they wear every day. Put them under the tree where the other presents are so I have a lot to open. Cover them with blue and white wrapping. Your friend, Ashton Baross

...to Santa I would like a purple hippopotamus pillow pet and two puppies and calendar stuff. Thank you. Love, Azriel Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a m & m candy machine with picture buttons on it. Please and thank you. Love, Azriel Lasater

Dear Santa, I would like a big Dora Kitchen, a big Dora house and a big Dora Microwave. Love, Astrea

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Barbie, Hannah Montana Toy. From, Bella Cooper

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas; Tinker Bell house and all her friends game. From, Autumn Tafoya Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, I am Benjamin. I wat the pillow pet lady bug. I have been good! Thank you! Be safe and Merry Christmas. Love, Benjamin Dear Santa, I would like Hooter Hot wings. A

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Letters... new attitude. Gangster stuff and a football and basket ball xbox 360 games a dirt bike. I’ll leave you milk margarita. Love, Billy Pena III Dear Santa, I’ve been a good boy this year. Xbox 360, wii, Dsil, electric guitar, mountenbike, phone, pair pod, lptop, monster truck with contle, foot ball, dirtbike, gote cart, helmet with fire, dirt bik and gote cart keys, tinashoes, spy gear, sunglasses, cap, tennis balls, clothes, jeans, sweters, basketball hoop, legos. Blake Boelten Dear Santa, Please bring me Ironman Tay lion. Bobby Perez Dear Santa, I have been a good boy I listen in clas. I do all of my work I want once to be like you one day and I want a bike a dirtbike. From, Brandon Alvarado

Dear Santa, I want a remote control car. Brandon Baker Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: fight ring, wrestling mat, spider man dirt bike. From, Brandon Chavez Dear Santa, My name is Brandon Davis, I live in San Rafael. For Christmas I want a car, teddy bear train, I also want a truck, deer, a phone, clothes and a basketball. Santa, I want some shoes and can you please bring a lot snow. Thank you Santa, Love, Brandon Davis Dear Santa, How are you? I have been good this year I would like a xbox 360 Thank you, Brandon Furbee Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a DSI a giant cookie, and world peace so all

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Yours truly freand, Brianna Romero Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is, Dsi, history book, blozered maker, squinkes, squikes holder, lego’s, loition, wii, shoes, a dress, math book, choaclate bar, Hannah Montana forever CD, the New Tailorswift CD, New pj’s, 2 Ds games, a picture of Santa. I’ve been a good girl this year. Your friend, Brooke

Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. For Christmas I would like a pink IPod. Love Briana Marie Erice PS: How are you and Mrs. Claus and how are the raindeers have they been bad or good.

Hi I am Buddy all want for Christmas is a psp with a donkey Kong game with a wario. Buddy

Dear Santa, How are you doing and Rudolph and Mrs. Claus? For Christmas may I pleas have a DS, Ipod and comperter. And thak you for all the presents and we well have cookieis for you.

Santa Claus I love you I want some diapers for my baby doll. Thamk you, Caitlin Swoboda

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Dear Santa, I am 3 years old and for Christmas I would like a ball and blocks. Love, Caleb Dear Santa, Can you please bring me an X Box? Thank you, Caleb McBee Dear Santa, Please get me an xbox 360 kinect and an psp. I want an xbox360 kinect because you can get active and a psp because if me and my mom are on a trip I will have something to do. Your friend, Caleb Rodinson

ly. Dear Santa, Thdis year I am asking that my family have a safe and Merry Christmas, and that the New Year be very prosperous with love and friendship. I ask that my tata and bompa look over me and protect me and my family. This would mean more to me that any toy I could ever receive. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Santa. Love and kisses…xoxo, Caylee Ann Grine

Celeste Dear Santa, My name is Celestina my baby sister Sienna is 9 months old We have tried to be very good. I would like a bike and a telescope and my sister would like a baby doll. Could you please bring something nice for my mom and Paul. Thank you. I will leave you cookies and milk for you. Love, Celestina Please bring my cousing Marisa, a toy too, thank you.

Dear Santa, My name is Carlos for Christmas I would like some coloring books. I will leave some food. Love, Carlos F.

Dear Santa, For Christmas I wish for the biggest present of all. It shall bring happiness. This present is special because it is a large Merry Christmas to my family. Not a big cookie for me. Just a merry Christmas to my family. Sincerely, Caylee Jones

Dear Santa, How are your reindeer? How is your family and mrs. Clause doing? Can you please get me a touch Ipod, a DSI and a box of make up? There will be cookies and milk on the table. Your truly, Chantal Shult

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a pillow pet, a bike. From, Cassandra Valdo

Dear Santa, I am Celeste. I have a friend and her name is Mikayla. My teacher is Ms. Vera. I love you Santa. Santa I want a Barbie and Barbie clothes. I want a lap top. And I want a real car for my fami-

Dear Santa, How are you I want a bike for Christmas and a lot of chapter b ooks and a twilight book and a wii for Christmas. Love, Charmaine othole

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...to Santa Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a doll house. I have been a good girl. I will leave you a cookie and a milk under the tree. Love, Chasity A. I want a brbe and cat a kangaroo and a DS with games and a princss. Be a feand Merry Christmas. Love you Santa! Cheyenne Dear Santa, Can you please bring me an Xbox? Thank you, Chris Dear Santa, I would like a spy watch/vidieo camera, usb and a spy snake spy camra I would also like a dsi and g force the vidio game. Love, Christina Garcia Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I

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Letters... am 9 years old and in the 3rd grade in room 31 in Mrs. Jolynn Salazar’s class. For Christmas I would like a Nintendo DSI. Love, Christina Johnson p.s. how are the reindeers doing and I also wanted to know is Rudlph real if he is, check if he’s good like the other reindeers. Dear Santa, I would like a Barbie Van for Christmas. Love, Christina Lopez Dear Santa, My name clement for Christmas, I would like a puppy. I will make you chocolate milk. Love, Clemente T Dear Santa, My name is Clifford, for Christmas I would like a puppy and I will make you cookies. Love, Clifford T.

Dear Santa, I won’t a Justin baber CD with a CD player and I am wundering how is Ms. Claws and the elfs and I can’t forget about you and the randeer and thank you for all the things you brot me and I love my wii and I hop you and yor famly have a grat Chistmas. Merry chistmas. Love, Codi McKeown Dear Santa, What is it like in the northpole. Where did you get your helper. Where did you get your reindeer. And I want a toy car. Love, Cody Dear Santa, I would like the wii game. How about 5 games and the one where Mario gets big. Love, Cody Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 9 years old and in the 3rd grade. For Christmas I would like a DSI game. Love, Colin Stoughtenger

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play with. Thank you and my brothers will set out cookies and soda for you. Dania Lopez P.S. and my 2 FRONT TEETH!

Dear Santa Clause, How are you doing How is misses Clause doing and what I want for chrismas is a p.s.p. that’s all I want for chrismas. From, Cydus Capitan thak you and merry chrismas

Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Kones? Thank you, Daniel Madrid

Dear Santa, I want a skateboard, a vidogame, hotwheels, DS, globe, marble. merry CHRISTMTS. I want a xbox 360 From, Daje Dear Santa, Heres a couple of things that I want for Christmas. You might be thinking “oh boy more material things.”, but not this time. Before It was all about I pods, Barbies, Radios, ETC., but what I’ve realiezed is that if I’m with my family It’s all good. Here let me explain. All I want for Christmas is to be with my family and have nothing else because the best gift of all is a gift from the heart, wich is love and care, that you get from your loved ones and The people around you that love and care about you All I’m trying to say is that all I want for Christmas is my family. Sign, Dakota R.B. Dear Santa, Please bring me a fishing pope for Christmas. Love, Damian

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Dear Santa, I am 4 years old and for Christmas I would like a baby doll and coloring book. Love, Danee Dear Santa, This is Dania Lina Lopez. I am 10 months old. This is my 1st Christmas and I have been a very good girl. I would like for you to bring me a car to

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Dear Santa, My name is Daniel. I have two brothers, Adam and Gabriel. We have been good boys all year and would like to ask for a track with lots of cars to run all over the track racing each other. I would like a candy cane to eat. Thank you for reading my letter and please have a Merry Christmas. Your friend, Daniel Guitierrez Dear Santa, Please bring me spider-man. Ninja. Daniel Williams Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus. Are the elfs and reindeer ready for Christmas. For Christmas I would like an Ipod touch, a mini laptop, some raider earings, a guitar (not one of the mini ones), some laker bookts, the long black knee high chuks, and dirtbike, and Grinch pajamas with fuzzy pants. I will leave you cookies and a milk margarita. Your friend, Daphne Pena Dear Santa, I have been a good boy at school. I have trying my best at school and I wat a electricguitar for Christmas because I want to make a band but don’t know if it is going to work. From, Darin Medina Dear Santa, I want a big monkey and sister Lisa just wants a kitty and a baby doll. David Pacheco Lisa Grace Pacheco Dear Santa, How are you? I have been good this year. I would like to have a zhu zhu pets and a glow dome.


From, De’Ana Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a touch screen phone because my other phone has a crack on the front. How are the elves at the NorthPole? How are you doing. The reason why I a phone is because my mom can’t afford to buy it. I want the phone so bad. Love, Delilah B. Dear Santa, I want a basketball and a ginger bread house and a cat, dog a bull dog. I want a book of best friends and a computer and a game. Love, Derek Dear Santa, Hello how is Rudolph doing? I am fine. For chrsmes I woude like a box, of Toy cars and a box of toy robots and a csi science toy. I will Leave cookies for you. Yours Truly, Derrick Sparks Dear Santa, How are all your reindeer? Are your elves still working hard? This

Christmas I will like a new DS game, I want a DSI and I want the new game called eye pet. There are cookies on the little table. Your friend, Desirae Madrid Dear Santa, May I please have a Nintendo DSi, one rc car the new ds game Mario vs donkey kong, mini land mayhem and new super Mario bros. Ds. The person who loves you most, Devan G. Dear Santa, I would like for Christmas is a piano and a drum set and I will also like is some boots and some different colors of 4 pairs of chucks and a electric blue skooter. I will leave you some warm coco and some cookies. From, Dezirae Pena Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like you to bring me a gun for Christmas. I will leave you cookies. Love, Diego L.

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is for my whole family to have a happy Christmas. I hope my brothers and sister will be happy for what they get. No matter what I get for Christmas Ill be happy. Sincerely, Dillon Wood Dear Santa, I would like monkey Bigfoot and the Batman house. Love, Dominic Dear Santa, I am 3 years old this year and for Christmas I would like a diego mine, puzzle, and hot wheels. Love, Dominick Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: American girl doll, nody and Jessy, Pillow Pet. From, Dori Ko Dear Santa, Please bring me a Barbie, tv, blanket.

...to Santa From, DownFOUntPine Dear Santa, I have been good to my family and to Ms. Hamright. I want an Xbox-360 and halo-3 Legos and a laptop. Love, Dreshawn Dear Santa, How are you? How are the reindeer? I am fine. For Christmas I want the kinect thing for my Xbox. And the game veva sports center. Can you pleae get me a PSP thanks. Tell the reindeer I will lay out some reindeer food see you next year and I will put out some cookies and something to drink. Yours Truliy, Dylan Emerson Dear Santa, How are you? I have been good this year. I would like Dirt bike. Thank you, Efren Gallegos Dear Santa, My name is Elaina and I’m 3 yrs

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Letters... old. I have been a very good girl this year. I want a toy kitchen, and books for Christmas. Love, Elaina P. Valdo P.S. There’s milk and cookies for you! Dear Santa, I am Elena. Hi Santa! I want rollrskats for Christmas. I want purple ones please. Love, Elena Dear Santa, Hello my name is Elias Mirada I’m in first grade. I have tried to be good all year This Christmas could you please bring me. Dirt bike, baby kitten, Nintendo Transforner. Your friend, Elias Mirada Ps I will leave you some cookies and milk. Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a video

games? Thank you, Elijah Dear Santa, I want a itouch DS and legos. I have been a good boy all year. Love, Elijah A Garcia Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a leap frog game? Thank you, Elisa Fuentes

ing book. Merry Christmas. I love you Santa. Ho, ho, ho. Ely Dear Santa, I would like to get a toy. Maybe the best present. Love, Ely

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very nice this year. I wish for the following things for Christms: Tinkerbell doll. From Elizabeth Kasuse

Dear Santa, I have been good Santa I want a ball Santa. Emily Dear Santa, Can I please get a pillow pet, a unicorn one, and a new blanket. My mom wants a Betty Bood Dress. Love, Erica

Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a video Barbie? Thank you, Ellie

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Dear Santa, I am Ely and I am a good Navajo. I want a Santa hat. I want a puzzle. I want a fishing pole. I want glitter for art. I want reindeer antlers and a color-

Dear Santa, I want a laptop for Christmas. I want a tach screne phone for Christmas. Dear Santa hawe are you and Miss clous are doing. Thank you, Love Santa, from Erika Martinez

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Dear Santa, I have been helping my cousins Jordan or Ryan reaching for some thing. I have been a good girl. I want a playhouse and a pack of makeup. And a black teddy bear a black and white. DSIX for cristmas. Love, Erika Ramirez Dear Santa, Can you please bring me an Xbox? Thank you, Ernesto Trujillo Dear Santa, How is mrs Claus and the elves? We Hope they are doing good. We will try to be good. We would like a trampoline. Thank you. Love always, Esperanza and Jaylene Dear Santa, Please bring me a DSI. It takes pic-

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tures and its fun. I have never had one of those and I am really hoping to get one. A DSI can text and you can make funny faces on it. I really want one. Thank you very much. Your friend, Esperanza Molina Dear Santa, Hello my name is Ethan im in first grade I have tried to be good all year this Christmas could you please bring me speed Racer cars. Your friend, Ethan Cheromiah Dear Santa, I have been a good boy at the playground. I did my home work. I want a big octmus prime robot because he turns into a truck. Love, Ethan Torrez Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a bike, a ds. From, Evann Garibay Dear Santa, Hello how is rodolph doing? I am doing fine. For Christmas this year I would like Alice in Wonderland D.S game, Just Dance 2 wii game, and Epic Mickey wii game. I have been a really good girl this year! Your friend, Exodus Grine Dear Santa, Please bring me little toy cars for my collection because I only have a small number of cars to make a collection Can you also bring me a PS3 and a Nintendo dsi because the games I have on my Xbox are Boring? For my wii I want a lot of new wii games. Your friend, Ezequiel Dear Santa, I want a bullseye rocker. I have been a good baby. Love, Ezekiel A. Garcia Dear Santa,


I am 3 years old this year and for Christmas I would like a big backpack, motorcycle jacket and wood. Love, Fabian Dear Santa, I like you Santa I want a ds from Nath Ploe and cookies and milk how do you bringing the stuff form the Noth Ploe. Falicity Dear Santa, I want a bike, a rollerskater, a reindeer. Be safe and Merry Christmas! Love, Fannie Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a spongebb book, a remotecontrolcar. From, Francisco Ramirez Dear Santa, I will like you to brig a laptop. From Gabe Dear Santa, I would like a Nintendo DS for

Christmas. Lowe, Gabriel Dear Santa, Please get me a phone a DSi, a model airplane, and a camera. Your friend, Gabriella Gonzales Dear Santa, How is Rudolph Doing? And your family? Is all of the reindeer going ok. I hope I get a playstachion 3 and get a DsiXL for me to play with it? Also a new computer. Your Truliy, Gaving Jimm Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I’m 9 years old and in the 3rd grade. I’m in room 31 and my teachers name is jalynn Salazar. For Christmas I would like a live bird. Love always, Gene Ortega P.S. Is Rudolph real and how is your reindeer, doing good? Dear Santa, I’m Giselle Salazar, I am 4 years old.

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And for Christmas Santa I want bab y stuff, Barbies, and iron man stuff. Thank you, Giselle Dear Santa, My name is Gracie Gonzales I am 2 ! years old and I have been a good girl this year, and my nana is writing my letter. I want a princess roller coaster and poop. Thank you, Gracie Marie Dear Santa, Hello I have tried to be good this year. I wood like a dogey toy and a barbe howc with bar bes please. I will leev you som cookys and dieitcoke. Your friend, Gwyneth King Dear Santa, My name is Hailee for Christmas I would like a Barbie toy. Thank you, Hailee Y. Dear Santa, I would like a monopoly game for Christmas. A dress like the girl in Tangled thank you.

...to Santa Love, Hannah Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Jessy, Bulls Eye, Buze light year, woody. From, Hannah Corson Dear Santa, My name is Harmony. I want a toy for Christmas. I will leave you cookies. Love, Harmony Dear Santa, My name is Hayden Martinez, I want barbies, I would also like a lot of yummy treats inside my very own stocking. But most of all Santa Claus I want a Nintendo DS. I want it to be bleck. Love your friend, Hayden Martinez Dear Santa,

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My name is Heidi. For Christmas I would like a puppy, I will leave you some chicken. Love, Heidi

Dear Santa, I want a laptop and a necklis and a toy of you and a good DSi and a beaki. Hayley

Dear Santa, I am Isaac and I am a good Navajo. I want transformers and a toy car. I want a toy man. I would like numbers. I’d like a toy boat and a game. Isaac

Dear Santa, I wish for a tent, a car, a truck for my brother, little truck for my baby brother, car for my sister, my brother wants a gun, a girl gun. From, Hayli Wilson

Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike and I want games I want a new ds I want a psp and I want a raga bike I want new close and I want clud I wanta psp game Love, Isaac

Dear Santa, Hello my name is Hazel. I’m in first grade. I have tried to be good all year. This Christmas could you please bring me a Nintendo DS. Your friend, Hazel Vallo P.S I will bring you some cookies and milk for cristmas,

Dear Santa, I know I hang out with bad people but I promise to play with nice people. Can you bring me a PSP game and a Nintendo dsi? Will you please get me it santa you are the best in the world and god. Will you get me playstation2 with a smack down vs. Raw game. Sincirley, Isaac M.

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Dear Santa, I would like for you to bring me a WII. To go with the WII I would like a Mario, Boxing and sword game. I have been a good boy. Thank you, Isaiah Ithurria Dear Santa, Please get me a box 360 kinect, a Ds XL, a soccer game for my Xbox and all the Toy Story movies. Your friend, Isaiah Martinez Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. For chismas I would like a dirt bike. Love, Isaiah Thompson Ps. How are your raindeers. Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is my dad. Also some things I mite like and 1 more thing is a DSI and a DSXL. Love, Ivan Dear Santa, I would like you to bring me a cat and I will name her Zoey. I have been a good girl. I will leave you a lot of cookies. Love, Izabelle M. Dear Santa, This year I have been a good boy. I would like you to bring me Chestest with lots of Toys. I will leave you some chicken under the tree to eat. Love, Izaiah A.

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Dear Santa, How are you doing? How do you deliver all those presents in one night. I just want to say Hi and I want a new bike. Izaiah Sena Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: car, paper drums, puzzle. From, Izeyah Manzanares

Dear Santa, Please bring me a fire department. I’ll leave you cookies. J.J Horacek Dear Santa, I wan American doll. Cookie phone, razer skuter, biggun, xbox360, wheeles shoes sz. 9, necklace, stretch bands. Jacenta Dear Santa, Merry Chritmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Bulls Eye, Buzz lightyear. From, Jackie Molina Dear Santa, I am Jacob. I wont a Xbox 360. I wont Wii. I wont a psp. I wont a playstation. Luve, Jacob Dear Santa, I am 3 years old this year and for Christmas I would like a deer, a truck, and a lot of cars. Love, Jacob Dear Santa, I want a new chocolate phone and smackdown vs raw for ps2 because I already have it for psp. That for my psp game I want Grand Theft Auto San Andres. I want the new xbox 360 and a trey songz cd and an Eminem cd. And a laptop that’s red. And new Jorndan shoes that are blue and white. Jacob S. Dear Santa, How are you and mrs. Calus? I now I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but I’ll try my best to be good if you promise to forgive me. Please send me a MP2 that you can plug into 2 sets of headphones, a NerF blaster and a helicopter with spy gear including a remote for it and a camera. Yours truly, Jacob Walker Dear Santa, For Christmas I want x box 360 and spiderman santa.


Love, Jacob Yazzie Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a psp? Thank you, Jaden Vigil Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions one thing you will be proud of me for doing is my work. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Littlest Pet Shop, a stuffed animal, and a pet lizard. Have a merry Christmas! Your friend, Jaeleth Jordan Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will be proud of me for doing is listening to my mom. I wish for an X Box 360, a bike, and a pair of shoes. Have a very Merry Chrismas! Your friend, Jakobe Bryant Dear Santa, Hello how are you doing? I am fine at school. For Christmas this year, I

would like a playstation 3, a psp and a DS game called super Mario party. DS I have been a relly good boy this and next year I will do better. When you come to my house I have goodies for you and MRS. Claus. Your Truly, James Trujillo Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been a very good boy this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will be proud of me for doing is cleaning my dog’s poop and helping my mom and Dad. I wish for a Call of Duty game for PSP, an NFL football game for PSP, a Army Game for PSP. Have a very Merry Christmas! Your friend, Jared Villasana Dear Santa, Please get me a PSP, a dog, a xbox360, a pspx6, a DS, a DSI, and a wii. Your friend, Jarel Martin Dear Santa, I have been good. I have been in

school. I been listening to my mom and ms. Mbright. I want xbox live for chri tmas because it is fun to play at my house. Love, Jarred Martinez Dear Santa, I am Jasmine and I am a good Navajo. I am a great reader. Santa, I want a present. I want a Barbie and a Barbie house. I love you Christmas. I love you Santa. I’d like to play with you Santa. I want a reindeer Jasmine Dear Santa, My name is Jasmine C. for Christmas I would like a doggy. I will leave cookies, milk, and strawberries. Love, Jasmine C. Dear Santa, I really want a American doll that looks like me. Josiah wants bullseye. We will be good. We will have cookies and milk. Love, Jasmine and Josiah Dear Santa,

...to Santa Please bring me a laptop, a game for my Wii, and a Droid (it’s a phone). The next thing I want is a movie called Vampires Suck. The last thing I want it a Black Wii with 10 games. Your Friend, Jasmine Sandoval Dear Santa, I have tried to be a good boy this year. I have tried to listen and doing what my family tells me to do. One thing you wil proud of me for doing is setting the table and reading very well. I would like the following: a computer, scan command, a puppy, and an x-box 360. Have a very Merry Christmas! Your friend, Jason Vallo Dear Santa, I want a baby doll with a stroller and a bike. Jayden Dominguez Dear Santa, How are you ding what I want for

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Letters... Christmas is Kumg zhu I want a Dsi XL I want paper Jams Thank you Merry Christmas. Jaydon Garcia Dear Santa, I am 4 years old this year and for Christmas I would like a trampoline, princess doll and princess puzzle. Love, Jaylene Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will be proud of me for reading well, cleaning my room, doing my homework, and most of all being good. I wish for a real Monkey Sweety, A lot of chapter books and a real gold coin. Have a very Merry Christmas! Your friend, Jaylynn Quintana Dear Santa,

I have been a good boy I love xboxbox call of duty world and war cllofodty blackout. Love, Jaymes Cheromiah Dear Santa, Hello my name is Jazmine. Im in first grade. I have tried to be good all year This Christmas could you please bring me friends Psp. Jazmine Dear Santa, My name is Jazmyn. I am 3 years old. I have been a good girl this year. For Christmas I want a princess toy. From, Jazmyn Dear Santa, On Christmas Eve I hope you come to our house. I am going to leave milk and cookies on the kitchen table for you and a carrot for Rudolph. I wish I could see you and the reindeers. Santa, for Christmas I want a Ipod touch like you gave my brother last year. Thank you for everything you have given me. I sure do appreciate it. I do have a couple more questions. Who watches me the

elves or the reindeers? On Christmas Eve does Mrs Clause ever go with you? Santa I hope you give me what I want. Christmas is the best time of the year! I love Christmas! Love, Jazzmin Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Cumputw? Thank you, Jenna Torrez Dear Santa, I am 9 years old. I would like a pair of roller skates and a new bike. Love, Jenny Thomas Dear Santa, Please bring mE SpIDErMAN. Jeremiah Harris Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like a Batman for Christmas. I will leave you some cookies. Love, Jeremy R. Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. I am in room 31 my teacher’s name is Mrs. Jolynn Salazar. For Christmas I would like a Wii. Love, Jerome Garcia P.S. how are your reindeer? Dear Santa, PLeASe bring me Video Game And toy gun. Jerry Tyrkata Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a princess. I have been a good girl this year. I will leave you a cookies. Love, Joanna J.

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Dear Santa, My name is Joaquin T. For Christmas I would like you to bring me a horse with a barn and I’m going to leave you cookies. Love, Joaquin T.

Dear Santa, I want to know how you, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeers are feeling. For Christmas I would like a D.S.I, more cloths becaus I’m running out, and a doll house for I can use to play with my dolls. Love, Jocelyn Dear Santa, I want to make some new glasses. I also want to draw you a picture because you bring me presents. Love, Joel Dear Santa, This is Joel Lopez. I’m 5 years old. For Christmas this year I would like cars and trucks. Actually a trailor, two motorcycles, with a truck. Actually a big train like my little cousin mikey. And a tow truck with a car. I’ll leave you cookies and I’ll bring you a soda. Thank you for the toys for me. Joel H. Lopez Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 8 years old and in the third grade room #31. For Christmas I would like an iPod. Love, Joey Swoboda Dear Santa, I am John and I am a New Mexican and I am a good reader. Santa, I would really like a transformer for Christmas. I want a toy house. I would like purple gloves to keep my hands warm. John Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. This year I want a DS, a cellphone, and a bike. Have a very merry Christmas! From, John Edwards Dear Santa, How are you? I have been good this year. I would like a Xbox 360. Thanks, Jon R. Dear Santa, I want a MP three and a playstation

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three because, I never had any of these and I would want one of them for Christmas. I live in Grants New mexico and I hope you stop by and leave me a gift. Sincerely, Jonathan Naef Dear Santa, I know I have been bad for a while but I will try to make it up to you. Santa may I please have another PS3, a new Nintendo DSi, and finally an Xbox 360 with kinect. Oh and there are some chocolate cookies on my table. Yours truly, Jonathan D. Sarracino Dear Santa Clause, How are you and Mrs. Clause? Tell the elves we said Holle and wish them a Merry Christmas. My name is Jordan Lewis, I am 6 years old in the kindergarden, my sister is Lorianne Lewis she is 7 years old and is in the 2nd grade, we both go to Acoma Sky City School. My sister and I have try to be real good and go to school every day, do our homework! So please! Santa would you bring us

the things that we ask? I would like a Big Red power wheel kfx and a Kung Zhu Battle area, along with a mongoose 20” boys bike. My sister Lorianne would like for you to bring her Dance Star Mickey and Baby Alive Bounce Babble Doll plus a 20” grils free style bike. Thank you Santa! We will leave you some cookie and your favor pop! “Coke Cola” by our fire place. Thank Santa, we Love you, and God Bless you, Fly safe on Christmas night! “Watch out for Air Planes.” Bye from, Jordan and Lorrianne Lewis Dear Santa, I want a puppy that talks and heart computer and a Barbie with a car. Jordyn Espinoza Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a play dog? Thank you, Jordyn Espinsa Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very

good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Tinker Bell Toys. From, Jorja Aroz Dear Santa, My name is Jose M. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a bike. I would like a Iron Man. Thank You very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, esoJ [Jose] Dear Santa, I am Jose. I want a motorcycle. I want wii. I want a xbox 360. I want a deer. I want a frag. Be safe and merry Christmas. Love, Jose Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good. This year I wish for an Xbox 360, monster truck, helicopter, remote control car, toy hammer, army guns, soccer ball, coloring book, woody, buzz. Have a very merry Christmas! From, Jose Tarrazas

...to Santa Dear Santa, I am Joseph. I am 3 year old. I have been a good boy. I want Rudy from Ice Age and the mommy dinosaur. My mom wants the cars movie. Thank you, Joseph Dear Santa, All I want is a bike and a lap top and a DS and I want a Xbox game and I want to have the best Christmas and my family to have the best Christmas. Santa you are a good santa cause you give kids presents. Santa how is miss clause and I want clothes. Thank you, Joseph Dear Santa, My name is Joseph and for Christmas I would like a police car, puzzle, book, and train. Love, Joseph Dear Santa, My name is Joseph. For Christmas I would like skeletons and pumpkins. I will leave you some food.

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Gluten-free Christmas entertaining with almonds For those living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, holiday eating – or entertaining – can be a tricky task. Fortunately, leading a glutenfree lifestyle doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste, versatility or the seasonal treats you crave each year. Almonds are an ideal solution for holiday entertaining because they are available in so many forms and functions– and they’re always gluten free. “Avoiding gluten during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to feel deprived,” says Shelley Case, registered dietitian and author of “The Gluten-Free Diet.” “Almonds are naturally gluten free and delicious. With a little planning you can create dishes that everyone will enjoy.” Adding the allure of taste and texture from the various forms of almonds to your diet makes it easier and more satisfying to live without gluten. They’re a perfect solution for the gluten-free diet because they provide important nutrients such as fiber (3.5 g), calcium (75 mg), iron (1.1 mg) and protein (6 g) that can be lacking in many other gluten-free foods. Plus, a one-ounce serving of almonds (about 23) has 13 grams of good unsaturated fats, just one gram of saturated fat, and is always cholesterol- and gluten-free. What’s more, almonds offer 7.4 mg vitamin E, 0.3 mg of riboflavin and 1 mg of niacin. Gluten-free flour alternatives are often complicated mixes of many different types of ingredient flours, but almond flour is the one simple component that is easy to use and gets great gluten-free baking results, says Case. It brings great consistency to breads, cakes and cookies and acts as an ideal thickening agent for almost any sauce. Chopped almonds make for an interesting culinary twist when used to coat chicken or fish, and whole natural almonds are the perfect snack to provide lasting energy when busy in the kitchen or on-the-go. And, for a nearly guilt-free gluten-free indulgence, dark-chocolate-covered almonds are always a holiday hit. Whip up a batch of these Gluten Free Amaretti Sage Cookies and impress your guests with a holiday cookie that will please any palate.

Gluten-Free Amaretti Cookies Yield: 30 cookies

Cookies: 2 cups California almonds, whole natural 1/2 cup sugar 5 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 30 cherries, dried, whole Icing: 1 cup powdered sugar 6 tablespoons heavy cream 1/8 cup sage, minced, for garnish Preheat oven to 325˚F. Using a blender or food processor, grind almonds and sugar together until mixture looks like coarse grits. Set aside. With an electric mixer, whip egg whites and vanilla stiff peaks form. Gently fold the almond and sugar mixture into the egg whites until fully incorporated. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag with large, round tip. On a parchment-lined greased baking sheet, apply cookies in 1-inch rounds roughly 3/4inch apart. Press a whole dried cherry into the center of each cookie. Place cookies in middle rack of oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. For icing, whisk together powdered sugar and cream until smooth. When cooled, drizzle icing over each cookie followed by a sprinkling of the sage. 16 Letters to Santa 2010


Festive flavor for the holidays Updating holiday menus doesn’t have to mean out with the old and in with the new. Having a bit of fun by mixing up seasonal flavors can reinvigorate comfortable family classics while still evoking cozy memories of holidays past. This is good news for the eight out of 10 people who described their 2009 holiday meals as “predictable,” according to the National Pork Board’s “Holiday Table Trends 2010” survey. To help break free from holiday predictability, celebrity chef Michael Symon has created pork pairings inspired by the survey results. “Pork’s versatility makes it my first choice for holiday dinners,” said Symon. “I can pair pork with sweet holiday favorites like cranberry and cinnamon – and explore unexpected flavors like chocolate – when recreating holiday classics.” The survey also found that chocolate was a top-rated festive flavor that many people would never consider pairing with pork. But Symon insists that mole, a savory Mexican sauce that incorporates chocolate, is a perfect pork pairing. He created this “Cider-and-Beer-Braised Pork with Chocolate Mole” recipe to show how pork’s savory flavor can be enhanced by almost any holiday ingredient. Chef Symon has created more holiday recipes, such as “Coriander and Cumin Roasted Rack of Pork with Five Spice Pumpkin Puree.”

Cider-and-Beer-Braised Pork with Chocolate Mole 8 servings Prep time: 55 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Chilling time: up to 24 hours (optional) 1

2 1/4-pound boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston Butt roast), exterior fat removed, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons canola OR olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 large jalapeño chile, seeds removed and minced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons whole coriander seed 2 teaspoons cumin seed 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder 16 ounces lager beer (2 cups) 2 cups pure pressed, pasteurized apple cider OR juice (not from concentrate) 3 ounces grated or very finely chopped Mexican chocolate* 3 limes, juiced and zested 6 cups hot cooked rice

Pat pork cubes dry with paper towels; season with salt. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat in 5- to 6-quart heavy Dutch oven. Add half the pork. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to bowl. Brown remaining pork in remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add all pork back to Dutch oven. Stir in onion, almonds, jalapeño and garlic. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender and translucent. Stir in coriander seed, cumin seed, smoked paprika and ancho chile powder; cook for 1 minute. Add beer and apple cider and bring to a simmer. Cover and gently simmer over medium-low or low heat for 2 hours. If desired, cool mixture. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Spoon and discard fat from top of chilled mixture. Heat mixture over mediumhigh heat. Stir in lime juice and zest, and chocolate into hot mixture. Serve over rice. * If Mexican chocolate is unavailable, use 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate plus 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 drops almond extract. To Plate: Spoon rice into shallow bowls and top with pork in mole sauce. Letters to Santa 2010 17


Letters... Love, Joseph A. Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: playdough, instruments, puzzle books. From, Joseph Garcia Dear Santa, This is Joseph Lopez. I am 7 years old. This year for Christmas I would like a Wii, a coloring book, and a Nintendo DS. The one with the Mario & donkey kong game. And a refrigerator filled with soda for my room. I want you to turn me into a guy that shoots ice, with ice powers. Oh and I want my own sword. I want my family to have a good Christmas. Thank you and I’ll give you some cookies with soda, and chocolate chips with milk. I love you Santa! Joseph Lopez

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for a robot for Christmas. Have a very Merry Christmas! From, Joseph Sullivan Dear Santa, My name is Joshua. I have been a very good boy. I am gonna give you cookies and milk and chocolate donuts. I want a big orange hot wheels monster truck. I want a police toy. I want new shoes with black, white, and blue on them. And a lizard toy that talks. Love, Joshua Dear Santa, My name is Joshua Canaba and I would like a remote control gorilla thank you and merry Christmas! Joshua Canaba Dear Santa, Please get me a wii and a trampoling a a game for the wii that’s called wweraw and at least ten dollars, and a soccer ball. Your friend,

Joshua Gonzalez Thank you

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Dear Santa, Please get me an X box 360 and some games for it. Also, I want a Dsi and a playstation and some games. I have been a good boy. Your friend, Josiah Lopez

Dear Santa, I can’t wait til Christmas! For Christmas I want a telescope with a star map. My grandpa’s birthday is on christmas so I won’t be there because I’m going to Wyoming. My dad is coming back from war on the 22nd or 24th. My dad will earn an award so can you get him something speacil? I’m going to move in May or June but I may stay in July. But I’m going to Michigan. I promise I won’t get up. Sincerely Kaillie

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas. I have been a Very good boy this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will be proud of me for doing is cleaning my bedroom for my family. I wish for Star Wars toys, a Woody action figure, and an Iron Man toy. Have a very Merry Christmas! Your friend, Juan Carlos Alvarez Dear Santa, I have been a good boy at school. I have been reading every time at school. I want a dirt bike for Christmas because I will ride it up in the mountains. Love, Juanito Quintana Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like you to bring me Monster Truck and a ramp. I will leave you some cookies. Love, Juaquine R.

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Dear Santa, Please can I get Legos, a fourwheeler, monster High the whole set, Droid, and most of all, my whole family altogether on Christmas. Mp3 Jacket Jeelys. Your friend, Julianna Alston Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. For Christmas I want a car, legos, auto bots, wooden blocks. Have a very merry Christmas! From, Juvon Garcia Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a DS, Ipod, And phone.

Dear Santa, I am Kaitlyn. I want a girl bike and a ds. And a brat computer and a motorscooter and a puppy and a prinses stove and a toyrander. Be safe and merry Christmas! Love, Kaitlyn Dear Santa, My name is Kaitlynn I have tired to be a good girl please bring me a Hanna Montana karaoke machine and a Disney pix micro Digital cameras and a I dog dance and please bring my brother KyRen a spongebob square pants game. We will leave you cookies and a spirte. Love, Kaitlynn and KyRen Hernandez Dear Santa, I am 3 years old and for Christmas I would like a baby doll and a bike. Love, Karina Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. For Christmas I would like a DS with a case and games. I will leave you lots of cookies and a glass of milk. Love, Kayla Brittany Garcia P.S. How are your reindeers doing Dear Santa, How are you doing? For Christmas I would likea guitar and a fox stuffed animal.


Thank you, Kayla Nichole Garcia My name is Keira. I am 3 year old. I have been a good girl. I want blue presents for Christmas. I want a Christmas tree too. I want my mom and dad to have presents from Santa too. Thank you, Keira Dear Santa, My name is Kendra and this is Christmas. I want a doll house, Barbie doll, and a play house that I can play in with my baby sister Payton. Love, Kendra Shorty Dear Santa, When I think of Christmas, I think of you and your elves. What I want for Christmas is a DSi a pink cover that says Taylor Swift on it for the DSi. I also want a Wii, polly clothes, and dolls and a polly house. That’s it! Love, Kerri Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas! I have been a very good this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will be proud of me for doing is cleaning my room. I wish for a song of Justin Bieber and a star backpack. I also want high heels. Have a very Merry Christmas! Your friend, Kiana Gurule Dear Santa, For Christmas I want the Monster High dolls. Their names are Stein, Draculara, and Crawdeen wolf. That’s what I want for Christmas. Your friend, Kiara Montoya Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Clos doing? is she great? I hope she is. I relly like to have a bike. Mines are breaking and a jump rope. My mom went to go Christmas shopping for us. You have a great Christmas and mrs. Clos and your little elvs to mary chrismas and a iPode I love them. Love, Kiiana Charley Blue Sky

Dear Santa, I am 3 years old and for Christmas I would like candy and a ball. Love Kimberly Dear Santa, Hello my name is Kimea. I’m in first grade. I have tried two be good all year. This Christmas could you pleasebring me doll house and dall. Your friend, Kimea Martinez P.S. I will leave you cookies and milk Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a batmansleeping bag and a batmansleeping blanket. Kolter Dodds Dear Santa, I deen good. How are you? I would like a big food doll. Kolton Bratzel Dear Santa Claus, I’m thankful for my family and friends. Waht I would like for Christmas is a doll house, barbies, a Mickey Mouse Club house toy and a

...to Santa farm with lots of animals. I also want makeup. My little brother would like John Cena on T-Shirts. He wants lots of cars. He wants lots of wrestlers. One thing I want the most is for my big brother Robert tog et better. Thank you Santa. Love, Kristina and Erik Devine Dear Santa, Please bring me Barbie ballon kitty Dora explorer. Kristol Belenger Dear Santa, My name is Kris and I am ten years old. I have been a very good boy this year. I want for Christmas is a white steelers jersy number 34, madden II, star wars legos, and a phone. Thank you Santa for everything. Kristopher Rougemont Dear Santa,

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Letters... Merry Christmas! I have been very good. For Christmas I want a Bella doll, sleeping beauty doll, Bell Princess dress, and a tent and sleeping bag. Have a very merry Christmas. From, Krysta Brunson Dear Santa, My name is Krystian Jaramillo. I am 9 years old. I do all my homework and I help my grandma. What I want for Christmas is a wii and a Justin bieber back pack. Thank you very much Santa. My family love you and so does my dog Jade. Thank you very much Santa! Love Krystian P.s If there is a Santa Paws my dog wants a new jacket and a squeaky toy. Say hi to the elves and the reindeer for me! Dear Santa, I am Kyleigh. I want EA dogz. And

a cat and a four-wheeler too.and the other thing I want is rolerskats. I hope you get the right presents for me. Be safe and Merry Christmas. Love, Kyleigh

Dear Santa, Hello my name is lacie. I am in frist grade. I’ve been good this year. Can you get me a mp3 player. Thank you, Lacie Carroll

Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Doll? Thank you, Kylette Garcia.

Dear Santa, My name is Laila. Say hi to Miss Claus and to reindeer. Can I get a guinea pig, a DS, and a diary? Love, Laila

Dear Santa, How jolly is it up in the North Pole? i know for Christmas I’m always jolly. This year for Christmas I would love a blizzard maker, fake blue highlights, and a MP-3 player. By the way, thank you for my presents last year. Have a safe trip around the world. Your Friend, Kylie Carcia Dear Santa, I am Kyrie and I am a good reader. I want a TV for my house. I want a puzzle. I want a live baby chick. I like mailboxes. I’d like a pencil to write with. I’d like crayons to color with. I’d like a book to read. Kyrie

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Dear Santa, My name is Lakisha Gishie. I have been very good to everyone. This year I am getting my present late. I want a Barbie Doll, and a Christmas book and a new present. And no one likes me because I am too sended. Everybody calls me boney and your skennie. I learn how to decried own body are 98 degrees. If a flys it out side it wood be 58 degrees. The flys body is 58 degrees. My song is Rudolph the red-Nosed reindeer. Had a shinny nose and if you saw it you would even say it glows All of the reindeer used to laugh and call him names They never let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games Then one foggy Christmas eve Santa cam to say Rudolph with your nose so bright won’t you guide my sleigh tonight? Then all the reindeer loved him and they shouted out with glee You’ll go down in history. Your friend, Lakisha Merry Christmas. Dear Santa, I want a bike, a mask, toys, computer game, x-box, PSP, DS, and a bear, chalk board, white board, blue board, new shoes. “Ho, Ho” Merry Christmas Latero McDonald Dear Santa, How are all your reindeer doing and all your family? Are the elves a part of your family? I hope I get a new Wii for my room, a DSi, and a touch phone. I hope I am being nice but, if I don’t I will make it up to you. Yours Truly, Lauren Elizabeth Reddington

Dear Santa, My name is Lauryn Artis and I like Christmas. It’s one of my favorite holidays. Is it fun to fly around the world and give presents? This Christmas I would like a Nintendo DSi with a game and I also need a ball for Basketball. Also can I have a male parakeet. When you come there is going to be lots and lots of cookies and milk. Sincerely, Lauryn Dear Santa, My name is Layla. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a bike. I would like a mask. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Layla Dear Santa, I am Layla and I am a good reader. I really want a bike. I want a real turtle for a pet. I want a bike and I want a puzzle. I want a pink chair and I want some letters to play with. Layla Dear Santa, How is the North Pole? For chrismas I would like some flower seeds, a majic tree house book and a marble set. This year I hav been a good girl. Your friend, Leann Montoya Dear Santa, I want a toy its and a remote control car. Did my sister call you? My house is P.O box 2115 yocun street. It’s in Milan. I want to say hi to you. Love, Lee Lopez Dear Santa, I would like a long Barbie that is tall and has long hair. I think she is 3 inches. I would also like a walmart toy. Love, Leila Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I want toy story Jesse for Christmas. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Love, Lenzie H. Dear Santa, Hello my name is Leonard. I’m in first grade. Can you please breing me a


PSP. Your friend, Leonard Trujillo Dear Santa, I have been good. I have been listening to my mom. I want a phone for Christmas. Love, Leticia Craigto Dear Santa, My name is Lerayiah. I am 3 years old. I have been a good girl this year. My mommy and daddy want new clothes. Thank you, Lerayiah Dear Santa, I want a laptop, a psp, and a phone, I want a littlest pet shop Barbie doll and a note book. I want a iPod touch, a princess and a new clothes. I want a baby popy, and new shoes. I want a new spm and a xbox 360. I want a Guitar Hero 1. I have been good this week. This is your friend Lila Livingston Dear Santa,

I would like a snake for Christmas. Love, Lionel Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. This year I wish for a PSP, a DS, a wrestling mat, a wrestling man, and a monster truck. Have a very merry Christmas. From, Logan Molina Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like Lego’s. I will leave you some candy to eat. I have been a good boy. Love, Lucas M. Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very well this year. This year for Christmas I want a spider man game, a Christmas house, a race car controller, and a santa toy. Have a very merry Christmas! From, Luis Otero Dear Santa, My name is Lyric. I am 3 years old I have been good this year. For

Christmas I would like a car. My mommy wants shirt and pants. My daddy wants pants, too. I hope you have a good Christmas. From Lyric Dear Santa, I want a phone and some pretty clothes, some makeup for Christmas and new toys for Christmas and some DS for Christmas. Merry Christmas Santa. From, Lysett Dear Santa, Hello my name is Madison. I’m in first grade. I have tried to be good all year. This Christmas could you pease bring my baby puppy, game, Nintendo DS, iPod, puppy toy Your friend, Madison Chavez P.S. I will leave you some cookies and milk. Dear Santa, I like you Santa. I wish that I cude have a dole and a trens formr and toy and cookes and milk and carrots. I ben a gode girl.

...to Santa Thank you, Maggie Dear Santa, My name is Malaya. I would like a baby doll that talks, also I would like a play kitchen set, just one last thing a pink stroller with purple polka dots. Sincerely, Malaya Martinez Dear Santa, My name is Marcus I have been very good and all I want for Christmas is a blue Nintendo DS. Marcus Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. This year for Christmas I want a pillow pet, and a pair of shoes. Have a very merry Christmas! From Maree Sarracino Dear Santa, How are you? When Christmas has come cookies are waiting for you. Is

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Letters... Mrs. Clause doing fine? For Christmas I want a American doll. Thank you. Love, Mariah Dear Santa, Please bring me a Dora kitchen and a Dora’s baby doll. Love Mariah Dear Santa, I want a bell for Christmas. Mariah Baker Dear Santa, How is Mrs clause? Even you? Thank you for everything. How are your reindeer? Can I have a DSi and I want clothes. I love Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause. From, Mariah Desiderio Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. This year for Christmas I want a beamy ball and a girl doll.

Have a very merry Christmas! From Mariah Morris Dear Santa, My name is Mariah. For Christmas I want you to bring me a Barbie and toys. I will leave you cookies and milk. Love, Mariah P. Dear Santa, Merry Christmas I have been very good this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will Be proud of me for doing is listening to my mom and dad. I wish for Justin Bieber fake, Justin Bieber highheels, play house/play kitchen, Merry Christmas. Your friend, Marisa Chino Dear Santa, I want a big chalk board. If you could could you get me some chalk too? I also want some fairy chapter books. I want the weather fairy books. I hope you enjoy the hot chocolate and food me and my brothers give you. If you give me chalk could it be colorful. Hope you have a good Christmas.

Sincerely Marisol Aguilar Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 8 years old and in the third grade. For Christmas I would like a puppy. Love, Marqus Chavez P.S How is Santa Paws Dear Santa, I want a new bike and Xbox 360 and a new pans and a new boos and a goat cart and a rock band 2 and buckle and a cowboy hat and a new shows and the end. Love, Martin K. Nelson Dear Santa, I am 3 years old this year and for Christmas I would like hot wheels, a transformer, monster truck, and buzz lightyear toy. Love, Matthew Dear Santa, My name is matthew. I have been good this year. I want a nerf alien vs pretender. And a Halo legos, an a Aliens vs. Preteder 2 on DVD movie. Your friend, Matthew Dear Santa, Hello my name is Matthew Bustos I’m in first grade. I have tried to be good this year This Christmas could you please bring me a dirt bike. I will leave you milk and cookies Your friend, Matthew Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a ground force drifter because I have never had a gocart. And it is to bad that my parents can’t buy it for me because it is $279 at walmart. So if you can bring me one that would be great. I will also like a few more frogs. And another turtle. Love Matthew F. Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a DS, a bike. From, Matthew Gonzales

Dear Santa, Please can I get legos, a Droid, a Fushigi, three games for the wii, the dsi, x box 360, iron man 2, Clash of The Titans, Heelys, an mp3, jacket, a ipod, and a flat screen. That’s all I want for Christmas. Your Friend, Matthew Mirabal Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Wii? Thank you, Matthew Morales Dear Santa, My name is Maura Galindo. I am 3 years old. I have been a good girl this year. This Christmas I would like new books and a car. Thank you, Maura Dear Santa, I want boxing gluves for Christmas I am a good boy. From Mauricio Chavez Dear Santa, I would like toys for Christmas. Love, Mellarissa Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. This year I want a phone, a camera, DSS, toy, and barbies. Have A merry Christmas. From, Mercedes Dutcher Dear Santa, Heelo my name is Mialas Apodaca, I’m in the first grade! I have tried to be good all year. This ChristCoumaR cald you please bring me a I-pod and taylorswith song and a psp. Your friend, Mia Apodaca P.S. I will leve you some cookis and milk Dear Santa, How are you doing how is Ms. Clas doing all I want is a DS a laptop and a Xvox 360 how are yor raindeer I was chust wondering Thank you, Michael Dear Santa,

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Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: two bicycle men aneimet. From, Michael Charley Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christms: monster trucks (green), monster truck mator, monster truck lighten queen. From, Miitra Pino Dear Santa, Please get me a laptop, a puppy, some DS games, Monste high dolls, a snuggie, boots, and earings. That’s all I want. Thank you! Your friend, Micaela Salazar Dear Santa, Merry Christmas to you. I love you Santa. I am Mikayla and I am a Navajo kindergartener and I have a friend. I want a game and a Barbie doll. I want a lap top. I want to get more glitter for my teacher. I want a teddy bear. I want a dog for a pet and a bone for it. I want a

lap top. Mikayla Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a coloring book, and crayons so I can color. Sincerely, Mikayla Ray Dear Santa, I am 2 years old this year and I have been a very good girl. For Christmas I would like a new mermaid and princess. I would also like a baby doll and princess dress. I have made you milk and cookies for when you visit my house. Merry Christmas! Love, Miranda Maestas Dear Santa, My name is Mirian Diaz. I am 3 years old, I have been a good girl this year. This Christmas I would like a dora doll. Thank you, Mirian Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: phone, toy, road-

runner, drawing board and eraser, marker, jacket, cactus, toyghost, unicorn pillow pet, Bo Bo. From, Monique Molina Dear Santa, I would like to have a Ds. Because I do not have cds ever and I would like to have a big lego set and a big car set with cool cars and trucks. I hope you come to our town Grants, New Mexico. From, Mykal Valley Dear Santa, What are you doing right now? I am fine at school. For Christmas this year, I would like a gift card at WallMart with 50$, a electric toy car and a Basket ball. I have beengood at school and at home! When you come to my house there might be cookies at my house. Yours truly, Mykel John Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I would like a kitty for Christmas. I will leave you cumcakes under the tree. Love, Naomi K.

...to Santa Dear Santa, Hello how is mrs. Claus doing? I am fine. For Christmas this year, I wowld like a PSP, LEGOS, and a XBOX 360. I have been a good boy this year. When you come to my hous there will be goodies for you. Your friend, Nate Martinez Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a I-Pet? Thank you, Nathan Francis Dear Santa, My name is Nathan and I am 1/2 years old. I have been a very good boy, I know because my Mom, Auntie Tina & Grandma tell me I am and they love me very much. I would like a Vroom, Vroom (truck - that’s how I say trucks). I will leave you lots of milk and cookies. Nathan Jacob Jaramillo Dear Santa, Hello, my name is Neala Padilla.

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this year. This Christmas I would like a Princess Toy, and a Barbie for my mom. Thank you, Nevaeh

I’m in first grade. I have tried to be good all year. This Christmas could you please bring me doll house and dolls, baby kitten, MP3 Player. Your friend, Neala PS I will leave you some cookies and milk.

Dear Santa, My name is Nicholas. I am 3 years old. I have been a good boy. I want toys for Christmas. My sister wants a Barbie. My mom wants a cake. My dad wants cake too. Thank you, Nicholas

Dear Santa, My name is Neticia. I am 3 years old. I have been a good girl. For Christmas I want Barbie dolls and clothes. My mom wants toys. Thank you, Neticia Dear Santa, My name is Nevaeh. I am 3 years old. I have been a good girl. For Christmas I would like a princess bike. I want my momma to get a princess bike too. My daddy wants a football. Can I get a princess car, too? From Nevaeh

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a lushigi, a transformer. From, Nicholas Bustos

Dear Santa, My name is Nevaeh Shult. I am 3 years old. I have been a very good girl

Dear Santa, How are you doing im doing good for Christmas I want a puppy an little little puppy Iv been very good this year and Iv left you some cookies and carrots for the raindeers so will you give me some presents a lot of presents for my hole family because I want to make my family so happy so as my little brothers and my sister and me.

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Thank you, Nicole Dear Santa, PLEASE BRING ME HOUSE CARDS. Nicole Marquez Dear Santa, My name is Nikolai Young. I am 3 years old. I have been a very good boy this year. This Christmas I would like a Transformer, Batman and Tools. For my dad I want a big Batman and for my mom a Barbie. My brother would like a motorcycle for both of us. Thank you Nikolai Dear Santa, My name is Noah Gonzales I am 4 years old and I have been a good boy this year, and my nana is writing this letter for me. I want a spiderman toy that can fly all by himself, and a buzz lightyear, and a batman toy that can fly with spiderman all by themselves. Thank you, Noah Antonio Dear Santa, My name is Nolan M. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a woody with a rope. I would like a pair of shoes. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Nolan Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a Pleygah? Thank you, Noolgie Marquez Dear Santa, This year I have been a good girl. I would like a kitty for Christmas. I will leave you Cookie under the tree. Love, Norell W. Dear Santa, My name is Nydaison for Christmas. I would like some trucks and my stocking. I will leave you cookies. Love, Nydaison D. Dear Santa,

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Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Big daddy toy, Lego Star Wars, Big monster truck. From, Odin Boron Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will be proud of me for doing is cleaning the house. I wish for a spykit, computer, and a phone. Have a very Merry Christmas! Your friend, Olivia Dutcher Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a purple bike? Thank you, Olivia Salazar Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a new red DS I lost mine I would also like a diego game to wo with it. Thank you santa. Love, Olivia Salazer PS I will leave you milk and cookies Dear Santa, I want from you si to be a wisert the at wood be cool becabise you can make stuff From, Oliyah Dear Santa, I am Oscar and I am a Navajo. I love you. I want a Buzz Lightyear. I want a batman toy. I want a puzzle and a yoyo. I want a backpack. I want a pet. Oscar Dear Santa, I’m 9 years old. I live in Grants, New Mexico. For Christmas I want a puppy like Rambo at my dad’s house. I want a cell phone like my uncle Bill’s but, red. I want a doll house for the doll’s at my mom’s and dad’s. Santa most of all for Christmas I want to be with my family and friends. Your Friend, Paige Marie Scott P.S. don’t let the dog get as big. Merry Christmas Santa Claus!!!


Dear Santa, I have been a good boy. I would like you to bring me a Toy Story toy for Christmas. I will leave you cookies to eat. Love, Parrison J. Dear Santa, I am Patrice. I want a babe live that eats and drink. I want a puppy that is real and I want it as a babe. Be safe and Merry Christmas! Love, Patrice Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very nice this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Little tiny doggie, tiny pig, crayons and paper, playhouse table, clubhouse, doll, sleeping bag. From, Peyton Torrez Dear Santa, I wot a loto andgavraia gune and a corrots I will le STAR WARS codyresa I wot a suofrattle sestroy rbrolds Presley Dear Santa,

Please bring me Toys Barbie. Qualayah Mariano Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a nail polish? Thank you, Raelee Rougemont Dear Santa, Please bring me a puppy Ranae Mazon Dear Santa, How are you doing? I am fine. For Christmas I would like a Ds, bike and a Barbie doll. I have been a good girl this year! When you come to my house I will might leave you some goodies just for you. Your friend, Rebecca Pena Dear Santa, Here are the things that I want for Christmas: zu-zu pets, might beanz, Tangled DVD, Barbie in a Fashion Fairytale DVD. Your friend, Rebekka Joy Armstrong

Dear Santa, I want a baby alive, and I pod, and a DS gam, Dear Santa, Love, Rena Dear Santa, I am behaving to my momma. I want shoes I want clothes with Barbie dolls. I want a puzzle and a present. Love, Reyanndon Dear Santa, My name is Reydon C. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a present. I would like a toy. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Reydon Dear Santa, I am 3 years old this year and for Christmas I would like bikes for my brothers and sister, a blumblebee car, and transformer. Love, Richard Dear Santa,

...to Santa Please bring me nitndo DS Monster truck. Richard Baca Dear Santa, My name is Richelle. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a House. I would like a Baby Doll. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Richelle Dear Santa, I want a Xbox 360 and a round drifter it’s like a go cart and how are you doing ok well good look Delivering all those priesints merry chrismise. Love, Ricky Alvarado Dear Santa, I’m Robert and I am six and I’m a good reader. I want a golf driver. I want a PSP game. I want clothes. Please get stuff for me. My sister wants a present too. My mom wants pictures for her

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Letters... present. I want books and my mom wants a laptop. My mom wants a clock and my dad wants a phone. Goodbye Santa. Robert Dear Santa, Ploas’s bring me a puppy. Robert Dear Santa, I want a Big lego how are you? I have been good this year. I would like toys Robert Ewell Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year I am 9 years old and in the 3rd grade for Christmas I would like a ps3. Love, Rod Vigil Dear Santa, I am 3 years old and for Christmas I would like a puzzle, book, and doll. Love, Rolanda

Dear Santa, If I’ve been good please bring me a super moose mighty bean. Please bring baby toys for my baby brother Anthony and baby cousin Makayla. Also, JJ wants a fire department. Thank you, Roman Martinez Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Clus I want a Mongoose bike and a Xbox kinect the game for my kinect is a fighting game. From, Ronnie Torrez Dear Santa, I want to have a Xbox 360 also I want a Mp3 player and a psp to go with it and some clothes to go with a set will work for me so I want to have a laptop and thing of all is I wish to be a change to be like you and say mis clause that I say hiy. Thank you. Love, Ronson. L Willie Dear Santa, My name is Ronse. I would like

remote control bumper cars, and I would like a snow globe that has my name on the inside. Also I would like a big puzzle that has a shark on it. Sincerely, Rose Dear Santa, I want a eax box 360 I want a DS. I want a PSP. Be safe and merry Christmas. Love, Ryan Dear Santa, Please bring me a playstation more III, also, a nintento DSIXL and also a basketball goal. Your friend, Ryan Salazar Dear Santa, I am Ryland and I am a good student. Santa, I want a transformer. I want a toy car. I would like the kind of toys that are at school. I really like learning toys. I would like a Christmas tree at my home. Ryland Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very nice this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: doll house, Barbie doll, books, clothes, legos. From, Sage Pino Dear Santa, My name is Saira S. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a car. I would like a bike. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Saira

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Dear Santa, I am Samaurah. I am 3 years old. I have been a good girl. I want pink presents for Christmas. I want a pink bike like Sharon. My mom wants a Christmas tree and my daddy wants no more laundry. Thank you, Samaurah Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 8 years old and in the third grade.

For Christmas I would like some clothes. Love, Samuel Dore p.s. How are the reindeer doing? Dear Santa, I whont a babby girldolly for chrismas that sangs wher number 1 we cant be number 2 becus we are going to wupsy. Wupse out of you. Sandra Cook Dear Santa, My name is Santana B. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a Big Bike. I would like a dog and cat. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Santana Dear Santa, I want for Christmas: puqqy, nail printer, bike, neckles, glossy lipgloss, ring. Love, Sarahi Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Jessy, Buzz lightyear, Bulls Eye and Woody. From, Savanah Medina Dear Santa, I would like a lego fire station, the lego airport. Love, Sean J. DeAguero Dear Santa, Please bring me castle barbier. Seanna Brdford Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I am 8 years old and in the third grade. For Christmas I would like a Ipod. Love, Serena Paul Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a car with a control so I can play with it and share it with my little sister. Sincerely, Serenia Chaco Dear Santa, My name is Serenity I am 6 years


old, I tried to be good, it can be hard sometimes, but all I want for Christmas is a High School musical DS game, Cootie Game, moondough, and Zhu Zhu pets Ds game and a play rotary phone, thank you and I will leave you egg nog and cookies. Serenity Rougemont Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a PSP? Thank you, Sergio Apachito Dear Santa, My name is Serinity and my little brothers name is Gabriel! We have been very good this year! For Christmas I would like a doll house and a play salon. My little brother would like a play tool workshop and a Mickey Mouse train track set! Love, Serinity and Gabriel Dear Santa, For Christmas I want tank. From, Seth Sandoval Dear Santa, Please bring me a mostr truck.

Shan Helton Dear Santa, My name is Shani. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a bike. I would like a Ironman. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Shani Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Sharon Mirabal. I live in San Rafael. I have been a good girl this year. I would like to have a DS with games to go with it, coloring books with crayons and color pencils, hot wheel cars and monster trucks, and a soccer ball. I will leave you some milk and cookies. Thank you Santa, I love you. Love, Sharon Dear Santa, How are you I hope you had a good year. I have been good this year. I would really. I want a ipod and a reel PuPee. Shavon Nez

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Dear Santa, My name is Shawn Longoria. I am 3 years old. I have been a good boy this year. This Christmas I would like a bumble and optimus prime transformer. I would like a princess for my mom. Thank you, Shawn Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: PSP. From, Shawn Martinez Dear Santa, I can’t wait for Christmas to come. It’s my favorite time of year. For Christmas I would like a Barbie Dream House and a cell phone. Or a small laptop like my brothers that would be cool. My family and I are going to make lots of different cookies for you and your reindeer to try. I hope you like them. Have a Happy, Merry crhistmas! love, Shaylee Montoya Dear Santa,

...to Santa I am Shaylynn be safe and Merry Christmas I want baby pretend doll. Love, Shaylynn Dear Santa, I am Shianna and I am a good reader. I want a real swimming pool. I want my dad to be with me. I want puzzles. I want crayons for coloring. And I want a Barbie. Shianna Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a new Ipod. I need a new one. Somebody broke the screen on my old one. It still works, but I just hate not being able to see the music. So that’s what I want for Christmas!! By Shi-lynn Begay Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a blue bike? Thank you, Shunique Yazzie Dear Santa,

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Letters... Hello, my name is Shynesse Leyba Im, in first grade. I have tried to be good all year. This Christmas could you please bring me a DS Ipod. Your friend, Shynesse Leyba I will leave you some cookies and milk. Dear Santa, My name is sonny. I have been good this year. I want a psp and a phone and a water gun and go to Disney land. Your friend, Sonny Dear Santa, Hello, my name is Sophia, I’m in first grade I have tried to be good all year This Christmas Could you please bring me dolls and a cat. I will leave you some cookies and milk. Sophia Lovato Dear Santa, My name is Stacy B.. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a big house. I would like a birthday cake. Thank you very

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much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Stacy Dear Santa, For Chrismas I won’t a Dsi and a new book that I never had. From Star Dear Santa, How are you doing. Have you doog to day. All I wont for crims miss is my crt and for a gam and for a dady cat. And I Luve u santa. I miss you sam. From, Stephanie Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I would like you to bring me a big bike like my daddy’s. I will will leave you a pumpkin to eat. Love, Stephany B Dear Santa, Please bring me Yo-Yo Best Western train and transformers The wHole SchoolS like LoSAlimitos. Steven Soboleff Dear Santa,

How are you and Miss Klose could you leave a note with how you and misses Klose are and I want a American Doll and a Droid phone like the one my uncle has where you say what you want to text. Love, Always, Sunshine Dear Santa, My name is Sydnie Clawson. I am 6 years old. For Christmas. I would like a Baby Alive, a Barbi mustang, a Karaoke machine. With a microphone stand, a paint pony. I will leave you 2 cookies and milk. Love, Sydnie Dear Santa, My name is Sydnei Montes and I have been a good girl for my daddy and my mommy this year. And for Christmas this year I want a Big Girl Jeep that I can drive around and make my mommy and daddy chase me around the house. P.S. I left you some cookies and milk on the table at my daddy’s house. Love always, Sydnei C. Montes

Thank you Santa Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a bike, a PSP. From, SylviaAnn Stevens Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a trampoleen, a Wizard of Oz movie, a T.V/V.C.R for my room, a DS game, a Snuggie puppy, clothes, boots, Make up, Hair ties, a New Phone, How to train a dragon and Vampire Sucks the movies, and the last thing I want is a baby Sister. Your friend, Tamaris Etsitty Dear Santa, I want a doll. I will leave cookies and milk. From, Tanisha Silver Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very nice this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Some books, a bike.


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Dear Santa, PLEaSE BriNG ME BArBiE DoLL JEeP. Tatiana Lolito Dear Santa, My name is Taven Chavez. I am 3 years old. I have been a very good boy this year. This Christmas I want cars and trucks and for my brother I want more toys. Thank you, Taven Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a puppy paws for me. And I will leave you cookies and milk. Love, Taylor C. Dear Santa, I want a droid and xbox 360 and Ipad and Ipod touch and some games too. From Taylor Espinosa Dear Santa, Plis give me a dirt bike and PS3. My

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good to my teacher this year. I have tried to listen and follow directions. One thing you will be proud of me for doing is reading, doing my work, cleaning my bedroom and helping my mom. I wish for a Teddy bear, a DS with a game, and clothes and shoes. Have a very Merry Christmas! Your friend, Teja Leno Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following thing for Christmas: gobo, dress, coloring book, basketball, hello Kitty shoes, headbands and makeup, earrings, necklace and bracelet, bicycle, phone. From, Temira Jack Dear Santa, My name is Tesa Tyler. I am 3 years old. I have been a very good girl this year. This Christmas I would like a Buzzlight year, spiderman, batman and superman toy. I would like makeup

and lipsticks for my mom and I want Ironman for my dad, for my sister a spiderman toy and another spiderman for my brother. Thank you, Tesa Dear Santa, How are you? I want for Christmas is a DS comuter and a touch screen phone. Thank you Santa you’re the best! Hope to Grants, New Mexico. Thank you Santa. Love, Thelma Dear Santa, Merry Chriistmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Bulls Eye Game and Wood. From, Tina Najar-Marez Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following thing for Christmas: one hundred bracelets, a black hawk PS game. From, Tobias

...to Santa Dear Santa, My name is Todd McBride. I am 3 years old. I have been a very good boy this year. This Christmas I would like the movie Toys Story, and a Buzz Lightyear toy. For mommy I want another Toy Story. Thank you, Todd Dear Santa, My name is Torrell V. I have been very good this year. Can you please bring my parents a house. I would like a car. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon. Please tell your elves I said hello. Love, Torrell Dear Santa, How are the raindeer are they ok make sure there rettey for Christmas. If your wonrding what I whont I whould like a ds or a wii whatever of course and Esay bake oven. Thanks for the stuff. Love me baby alive a pet raindeer. Love you we will be sleeping not

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Letters... on the couch. Is mis. Claus helping you if so will yoa tell her I said hi thanks. From, Tristin Wilcox Dear Santa, I want a meanda dirtbike and regular bike gra a little Pupe and a PSP B nda Nintendo Sanda big dog and a x box. Be safe and don’t get hurt when you’er coming to my hose and I hope you eat my cookies. From Troy Dear Santa, My name is Trysta Peña, I am 7 yrs old. Please bring me a pair of high top temmis shoes, a fur real dog, and 100 mighty Beans. I will leave you a gingerbread house and milk. I love you, Trysta Peña Dear Santa, Because Christmas is so so close, I wanted to tell what I want for

Christmas. I a bike, phone, DS, remote control car, baseball bat and Lego airplane. The last one of all is to have the best family ever. Love, Tyler Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 9 years old and in the 3rd grade. For Christmas I would like a X box 360. Love, Tyler James Dear Santa, Please get me a dsi, Playstation, a skate board, an ipod, playstation games, a puppy, a laptop, a camera, and shoes. Your friend, Unisha Garcia Dear Santa, For Christmas I want dolls chalk Board, dog. Love, Vanessa Salazar Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a pink zoo ball?

Thank you, Vanna Lujan Dear Santa, Hello did Rudolph get my treat last year? For Christmas this year, I would like a Black puppy that is small and cute and a bike that is blue, gold strings and aqua sand. I have int been that good but I will try my very very best. Thank you for the gifts last year you’re the best. Your truly friend, Velacity Castillo Dear Santa, I’m Ms. Vera Chestnut and I am a kindergarten teacher at Borrego Pass School. For Christmas this year I would like to see my students receive the gifts they are hoping for. Most of all, Santa, I would like to give my students the gift of reading. This is a gift that will never break, wear out, or need to be returned. Reading is a gift they can take with them and it will last forever. Thanks, Santa and Merry Christmas. Ms. Vera Chestnut Dear Santa,

Thanks for reading this letter. I want a baby puppy, Nintendo DSI and 3 or 4 games for the nintend DSI. The puppy has to be real. I want you to surprise me, I will have the best Chrismas ever and I want a ball named Fugege. Thank you. I love you so much. Sincerely, Victoria Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a poodle, a guitar, a dollhouse, a pillowpet, Hannah Montana movie, an I-pod. From, Victoria Vigil Dear Santa, I have been good at school. I have been a good girl. I want a Rapunzel bike for Christmas and a doll house too because I want to play with it at my house. I been good to Ms Hambright. Love, Viola Begaye Dear Santa, I want a bow and arrow, and a laptop, psp, phone. I have been good this year. I saw you on TV. You took a

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reporter man and when you came back on the TV. Im 8 years old. My birthday is on December 16, 2010. Im going to be 9 on my birthday. My mom and Dad call’s me snow flake because. When I was small my brother Herman call’s me snow flake is because. When the first snow came down. That’s how I got my nick name. I wish I can see you in real life. By santa. Your friend, Virgielynn Tom Dear Santa, Can you give me lots of toys? I want clothes and girl toys. I have been a good girl. Love, Virginia Dear Santa, Please bring me an IPOD and a truck. Waylon Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I am 10 years old. And in the third grad. For Christmas I would like a drodephone. Love, William Sarver



Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a big legset a game for my Dsi and a dragon ballz collection. Santa I left you cookies in my kitchen. Hope you can go to gallup. From, Xavier Dear Santa, I mot a nod biki and deis and a plasashin. Xavier Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a mareo? Thank you, Xavier Abeita Dear Santa, I want a baby doll with a bottle and a bikce and a rolersktes and a teddy bear and a basketball and a stoken and a santahat. Be safe Merry Christmas! Love, Yalette Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: a plane From, Zach Starks

Dear Santa, I wunt a DS and a toy stry 3 foor the DS. From, Zachary Dear Santa, I am 3 years old this year and for Christmas I would like a puzzle and car. Love, Zachary Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. My name is Zane. I want stickers, crayons, pencils, notebooks, ruler, Legos, water gun, toy airplane. Your Friend, Zane Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I have been very good this year. I wish for the following things for Christmas: Transformers, Jet, Helicopter, Camera Helicopter. From, Zayne Cheromiah

...to Santa controller. If you can not do that then can you send me something to get my mom and Ivan. I would like some money and the money would not just be for me. It would be for everybody. I would like a magic elf so I will have someone to play with. Your friend, Zenaida, Holguin Dear Santa, I am 3 years old and for Christmas I would like a car and blocks. Love, Zephanario Dear Santa, I am 10 year old. I been a good girl. All I want is a present. Thank you, Zoe Tiger

Dear Santa, Please bring me a bike. I would have one but my Daddy has to pay bills. I also want a wii motion so I can be a

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