These letters to Santa Claus was taken from past issues of the Times, from the ‘60s, 70s and early ‘80s. We hope you will recognize some names and that they awaken memories of happy Christmases past.



Stay tuned for next week’s issue, when we publish the children’s present-day letters to Santa.



 



Dear Santa,



Let me know if you need a helper this Christmas. My name is Henry and I live in Apalachicola. I want a pellet gun and some clothes and some skates.



Henry Rochelle



1974



 



Dear Santa Claus,



How is the weathr at the North Pole? Is it as cold as it is in Florida? We all have been good during the year (our teacher says so). We are trying not to be bad. We are trying to work hard every day.



Santa, do you have a Christmas tree at the North Pole? We put up our tree at school today and it is pretty. We have bells and painted pine cones on it.



We are writing to tell you what we would like for Christmas.



Darron - wagon



Lynn - gun



Michael B. - mini bike



Tammy - baton



Joey - guitar



Laura - Baby Alive



Lisa – stove



Quinnella – swing set



Lynette – monkey



Jeffery – airplane



Odessa – bicycle



Ronald – BB gun



Sonya – BB gun



Laurie – MacDonalds



Michael N. – football set



Angela – Baby Alive



Duane – drum



Henry – rifle



Cliff – chain saw



Katrina – baton



Melea – baton



Renee – Baby Alive



Patricia – Baby Alive



1974



 



Dear Santa Clause,



I was hoping to get a Barbie doll for Christmas. And I love you very much and I hope you would bring me a baton for Christmas to. You know what santa last Christmas I wished for a bike and I got one because Santa Clause brought it to me. I think you’re the nices Santa Clause in the whole world. You know what Santa we have you on are window.



I love You,



Cindy McTurkin – Age 10



Carrabelle



1976



 



Dear Santa,



I’ve not been especially good but I promise to try harder next year, Pleasa bring me a pretty watch and a doll/ Also Santa pleasa remember all the other little boys and girls. I love you hugs and kisses to you and you reindeers.



Laurie Cameron



Apalachicola



1976



 



Dear Santa,



I don’t want much for Christmas, but I hope you and your wife and your cute little reindeers and elves have a happy Christmas.



P.S. Please Santa I know you work hard on Christmas night but would you please get me a C.B. radio.



Anita Cheney – 6th Grade



Eastpoint



1976



 



Dear Saint Nick,



My name is James Banks I am 11 years old and I’m in 6 grade. I want a 4-10 shotgun, a bike or a motorcycle, and lots of clothes. I have nothing more to say so good-by.



P.S. Tell Roghdof hello for me.



Merry Christmas.



James Banks – grade 6



Eastpoint



1976



 



Dear: Santa Claus.



My name is Skipper Shiver. I want you to bring me a go cart for Christmas. I no you or busy this year and making a lot of toys. But please say hellow to dancer, and prancer , and all the other raindeers for me.



P.S. I wish you a Merry Christmas. And a Happy New Year.



Sign: Skipper Shiver – 6th Grade



Eastpoint



1976



 



Dear Santa,



We had a Christmas play and itt had a Santa in it, too. He got a night cap. He was so fat that he could hardly sit down or stand up. So I do not want a night cap. I want something different this year. I do not want a doll or a toy. I want a game and a bicycle this year. So that is all I have to say. Merry Christmas to you. See you soon.



Love Frances Sansom – 5th Grade



Eastpoint



1976



 



Dear Santa,



I have been a bad boy. You will not have to come to my house. Rodney Richards and I have been trying to get a tree for Christmas.



Love,



Kelvin – 5th Grade



Eastpoint



1976



 



Hi Chubby Man,



I’ve been thinking if you would bring me a microscope. I hope there are some present. I like Rudlph the reindeer. I want to know if your elves are working. I can’t wait to see you come down the chimmy. And bring me some toys.



Your truly,



Keith - 4th Grade



Eastpoint



1976



 



Dear Santa,



I have been a little rood and a little bad. I wish that I could give you a gift because you have been giving me gifts for the last nine years. I know this is a busy time of the year for you. Would you say hello to the reindeer for me and also to Mrs. Santa for me? Well I guess I better be going now so have a happy new year.



P.S. I will leave the door unlocked for you.



Love,



Jamie Crum – 4th Grade



Eastpoint



1976



 



I would like a stereo and a whole lot of clothes. It doesn’t really matter. I’ll take whatever I get. I’d also like peace in the world and the Crisis in Poland to end.



Karen Amison



Apalachicola



1981



 



I want to get an At At monster for Christmas. It has four real funny legs and it crushes rocks.



Andrew Yancy



Carrabelle



1981



 



For Christmas, I want some toys, a big dump truck and a car. I also want lots of food.



Henry Meyers



Apalachicola



1981



 



Dear Santa,



I want a tippietoe doll and a real puppy.



Love Jennifer



1981



 



Dear Santa,



How are you? I am fine. My name is Tirah and I am nine years old. I would like a western Barbie, some clothes, roller skates and a birthstone ring.



I would like these things but mostly I would like there to be peace in the world.



My brother’s name is James and he is three years old. He would like a tractor, dump truck and some hot wheels cars.



We will leave you some goodies on Christmas Eve.



Love,



Tirah and James



1981



 



Dear Santa,



Traci wants a baby doll set. I’m a good girl. I didn’t slap nobody. I’ve been good at the babysitter’s for Linda and Kathy. I want Sandi and Kim to get a baby doll set too, and something for Mitchell, Brock and Jennifer. What do you want, Mama? I want my mama to get a new muffler.



I’m looking for you on TV.



Traci Lynn Lemieux



1981



 



Dear Santa,



I love you and all I want is a little white puppy and if you would bring a food dish for him please, I would like that. I could thank you a lot for that for that and I want my daddy to live in Cantley,’s Trailer park again.



My family is poor. Would you help them? My little brother wants a big wheel and my big brother wants a go cart and my sister wants a doll and a doll house.



Thank you and please write back.



Joseph



1981



 



Dear Santa,



I want a baby doll. And I want a puppy. But I want some clothes. That’s all for right now, Santa.



Shawna Boatwright



1981



 



I would like the solution to Rubic’s Cube – that math problem. I would also like some jewelry and $100. I’d like the Rubic’s Cube solution because I don’t know the answer and the $100 I’d use for my best friend, Laurie’s birthday.



Georgiana Ponder



Apalachicola



1981



 



I would like a diamond ring for Christmas. Just a small one…I don’t really like the big ones.



Tammy Rickards



Carrabelle



1981



 



Dear Santa,



I am a good boy. I would like a sleeping bag and a race car and glue. I am 3 years old.



Love Chris