When we ask our kids what they want to get from Santa for Christmas each year, we hope it's something easily attainable so there isn't too much pressure on the big man.
But in reality, our children's imaginations often gets the better of them and they end up requesting something ridiculous.
This is exactly what's happened with some of these adorable kids who took the time to write some very creative wishlists for Santa.
From unicorns, to treasure and world peace ¨C these kids didn't hold back when it came to their requests.
Some heartfelt letters even reduced adults to tears.?
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S?ometimes kids' wish lists can reveal heartbreaking truths that not even their parents may be aware of.
So it came as a shock to one mum as she read through her eight-year-old daughter's wish list.
While it started off fairly standard, with ?requests for Squishmallows, a pink iPad mini, Apple Pencil and iPhone 12, the final two wishes were heartbreaking, with the little girl asking for 'More friends' and 'Less bullying to me'.
"I wasn't going to post this, but you know what.. this is being eight-years-old in 2022 and maybe we should be talking about it," her mum Suzy captioned the post on TikTok.
Some of her followers shared their own heartbreaking discoveries. "My nine-year-old wrote this year: 'To be pretty'. I have no words for the sadness?," revealed one.
Others shared in Suzy's heartbreak.
"I feel so sad for her. I'm so sorry she's going through this," said one. "Argh, my heart. Poor baby!," added another.?
As the cost of living crisis continues to take its toll, unfortunately, some children all too aware of the increasing financial pressure their parents are facing.
This sad situation is summed up in one little girl's heartbreaking letter to Santa, shared to Twitter by UK mum and actress, Nicole O'Connell.
"My sister has just found this letter to Santa, written by her eight-year-old daughter," Nicole wrote. "It's made me cry a lot to think that someone so young is even thinking about this."
The heartfelt note details Emmie's one Christmas wish:
"All I want for Christmas is for some money - for mummy and daddy as they struggle to pay bills and mortgages I even feel sad," she writes.
"Please Santa, can you make it work? I know it's a lot, I'm sorry."
W?hile most kids like to list the toys they do want for Christmas, this child wanted to outline the ones she clearly did not want waiting for her under the Christmas tree.
A shoe and a sock? both made the anti-list along with rotten food, pickles, eggs, cheese, onions and of course a cow and a shark.
We bet her mum is glad she didn't waste her time and money trying to source those gifts...
This child didn't want to burden Santa with another list of presents, instead deciding to send the big man some positive praise.
The boy thanked Santa for his ability to deliver gifts around the world each year, while thanking him in advance for stopping off at his house this Christmas.
When Craig Tello came across the very polite letter to Santa Claus he penned as a child back in 1991, he simply had to share it.
The dad and New York Times best-selling author of several WWE books clearly had a passion for wrestling from a young age. He also had one very important question that he needed an answer to: Is wrestling real or fake?
"Recently found my letter to Santa from 1991, in which I attempt to coerce the Big Man in Red to reveal the answer to *that question* about wrestling," he explained to his followers on Twitter and Instagram.
"I know you are very bizy [sic] but can you write on a piece of paper if wrestling is real or fake. You don't have to but I would really like to know," the letter read.
On the other side, were Craig's Christmas requests including a long list of wrestler dolls (of course), plus "a home for the poor people"... and sure enough, "to know if wrestling is fake or not."
This kid was not giving up without an answer!
His followers loved the sweet note.
"You were intent on getting that burning question answered. I love this Craig. Thanks for posting it!" declared one.
"Too real. I also just realised I was my older daughter's current age when I wrote this," Craig responded.
T?he one who wanted it all... including a new life.
This note from an ambitious second grader includes everything from a sister to a unicorn. As well as a hundred million dollars... and a flame thrower.
"She took her assignment to write a list for Santa very seriously," US mum-of-two Melanie declared on Instagram.?
Conscious her daughter Sofie's scrawl may be hard to read, Melanie translated her comprehensive 24-item list: ?
We hope Santa has extra room in his sleigh this year!?
While this seven-year-old's list starts of pretty standard, with an O.M.G. doll, coloured pens and Hatchimals, it's her last inclusion which caught her mum's attention.
"One for the parent's and one for Santa. No fibs? Ok, we got the message?," joked her mum on Instagram.
A reminder how savage siblings can be, this note instructs Santa to only leave their brother one gift.
"Dear Santa, Sedge has been very bad this year so he will only be needing one present," it reads. ?
"That is hysterical!" said one commenter. "Why didn't I think of this for my brothers? Genius."
Another tearjerker, this young person asked Santa for the one thing St Nick was unable to deliver: his beloved pet back.
"Dear Santa," begins the note posted to Reddit. "I want my dog back but because he is in heaven I miss him."
"And when I was a kid he used to cheer me up. His name is June Bug and I('m) really sad that he is in heaven so it is a big de(a)th to me." ?
Spare a thought for this mum left to decipher her daughter's 'wishlist' for Santa from these scribbles.
After asking her daughter to tell Santa what she wanted, in the hopes of giving herself some ideas, she was left even more confused by the series of squiggly lines.
Posting the page to Reddit, she explained: "My daughter told me she was making a Christmas list for Santa this year. I may have to have her provide a audio file to go with it," the mum joked.
Many on the site found the funny side. ?
"Does she want to be a general practitioner?," joked one.
"That's gonna be hard to copy and paste into Amazon," added another.
"She either wants some earthquakes or a volatile stock market," one user interpreted. ?
When Jonah wrote his letter to Santa, it brought his dad to tears.
While other kids were wishing for sacks full of toys, the little boy only wanted more time with his dad.
His dad, a UPS driver, was very busy delivering everyone else's Christmas gifts, he wrote, and he wished he could get off early to see him.
"I cried when I opened up our son's letter to Santa," his dad wrote, posting it to Reddit.
It left others moved, too.
"Omg our Santa is crying too," wrote one. "Pow!! Right in the feels.," agreed antother.
A dad in Spain has stumbled upon a pretty funny discarded note his son wrote to Father Christmas.
"Discovered that my son abandoned his first letter to Santa after realizing he could phrase it better," @tomselliott.
In the child¡¯s first attempt, he implied to Santa he¡¯d been good ¡°most of the time.¡±
However, in his second attempt, the boy declared he'd actually been "very good".
Bravo. Confidence is key.
Sara Foster hilariously shared her 11-year-old daughter's over-the-top Christmas wishlist with fans, saying it's made her feel like she's failed as a parent.
The actress posted a video to her Instagram of the three-page document that her daughter put together detailing exactly what presents she wanted. It even had a Top 10 section that prioritised some of the gifts.
Most of the gifts on the list were worth hundreds of dollars and would be more suited to an adult than a little girl - though that didn't stop Valentina.
Number one on her list was a Daisy Marc Jacobs perfume which retails for $93. Other items included a Mini Prada Shoulder Bag, Dior Lip Products, Vivienne Westwood Pendant and a new iPad.
The girl didn't stop there, alongside those she also requested a few new items for her wardrobe and a pair of Red Converse.
The mum couldn't help but laugh at how fancy each item was on the list and celebrity friends also found it hilarious.
Kate Hudson commented, "Hahaha" and Paris Hilton who is no stranger to high-end shopping wrote, "So cute!".
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It's good to be visual so Santa knows exactly what he is looking for!
Not just a unicorn, but a real unicorn.
Because screen time is hard to come by these days.
Just some simple treasure will do.
Just in case Santa can't read your writing, it's handy also drawing what you want.
If it's not gold, I don't want it.