6-Year-Old Boy Tells Santa Off In A Letter


by HuffPost.com

A 6-year-old boy’s letter to Santa is going viral

for its doubtful (and somewhat nihilistic) view of Old Saint Nick.

Sarah McCammon, a reporter for NPR and parent of the aforementioned Santa skeptic, posted her son’s hilarious takedown on Twitter.

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

The letter 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 said in an interview with Reuters that the “trouble” her son says he’s had in his life is just a reference to his older brother beating him at video games.

Parents on Twitter loved the letter and chimed in with tales of their own children doubting Santa:

LOLOL. Love your little skeptic.

Similarly, in 2nd grade, my daughter’s response to a personal essay assignment was, “I do not like to share personal details.” 🤣🤣 She is my “spicy child.”

My son was 3 when he told other children in his nursery class that Santa was invented by Coca Cola. He also said if he had to believe in a god it would be the Greek gods because they are more interesting. Sorry…

I have four kids, the youngest of whom is 15, which makes me a bit of an expert in the scorn department. And all I can say is well done! He’s only six, and I feel it dripping off the page! Love the smiley face in the corner for added impact, btw.

I love it! When my son was four, he tried to console the kid crying on Santa’s lap by saying: “it’s Ok, he’s not real!” Which is what we told him during the scary parts of movies. We got funny looks from the other parents in line to see Santa.

My child. Literally. Only one year of Santa before she freaked at the idea someone had been in the house. Told her at age one and a half it had just been mommy and daddy. She didn’t believe it. Hated Santa ever since. I ruined her. 😬

“We’ve encouraged them to keep the truth about Santa to themselves at school,” she told Reuters. It sounds like a few more kids in her son’s class might have a different view of Santa after this letter. Read More

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