Twitter In Stitches Over 6-Year-Old’s Cynical Letter To Santa

A 6-year-old boy, who is very much aware that Santa Claus is a fictional character, was asked to write a letter to him for school. The result was priceless.

Christmas is supposed to be a magical time for most young children who believe in Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but one witty 6-year-old is just not feeling the spirit.

NPR reporter Sarah McCammon’s son is going viral for the no-holds-barred letter he wrote to Santa for a school assignment.

McCammon shared a picture of her child’s brutally honest letter along with a translation of his less-than-legible handwriting.

“My 6yo Santa skeptic was told to write a letter to Santa at school. So he did...” she captioned the post.

The cynical note decorated with wreaths and skulls reads:

“Dear Santa,

I’m only doing this for the class. I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty. and your life is emty. You dont know the trouble Ive had in my life. Good bye.


Im not telling you my name”

McCammon quickly clarified what “troubles” her son has endured in his six years of life, which turns out to be a reference to his older brother beating him at video games.

According to HuffPost, she also noted that her son’s attitude toward Santa is reflective of the fact that he knows he’s just a fictional character. She said that her children are told that Christmas gifts come from real people and Santa is just a “fun story.”

“We’ve encouraged them to keep the truth about Santa to themselves at school,” she added. 

Parents on Twitter related to McCammon, offering hilarious examples of their own children doubting and loathing good old Saint Nick.   

So much for "holiday cheer."  

Banner/Thumbnail Photo Credit: Pixabay, Kurt_Niemans

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