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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kids' Letters to Santa Demonstrate Everything Wrong with America Today

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Like prayer, but secular - EXPLORE THE BRUCE

This Sunday The Oakland Tribune ran a selection of kids' letters to Santa. Some clever editor or layout person made a point about things by placing the following two letters right on top of each other:

Dear Santa,

I'm so happy I am saying a hello to you. I'm also happy that you exist because that's how you can help us. This year our mom can't give us nothing because she lost her job and you're the only hope I have.

I would love some boots because the ones I have are ripped and I can't keep them together with glue any more. If you can I will be so grateful. And if not, I'll be happy just for saying a hello to you.

Sincerely, Ingrid (Oakland)

The very next letter:

Dear Santa,
I really like Harry Potter and Twilight. So could you get me lots of Twilight and HP stuff please? I believe in you!
From Madison (Pleasanton)

Occupy kids' letters to Santa!

Here's a blurry shot of the originals. The problem is my camera got all misty-eyed reading 'em.

click to enlarge tribune_christmas_letters.jpg

Here's another sad Christmas story: Walgreens' $6.99 Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Is Everything Charlie Brown Hated

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