Letters to Santa

20011210 SANTA MAIL

The following letters to Santa Claus are from area children given to Freedom New Mexico by teachers and the post office.

Santa Claus can top Easter Bunny

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist “In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd in the movie “Harvey” Santa Claus versus the Easter Bunny, 10 rounds in a ring, who would you root for? To me […]

Faith is real message of Christmas

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Yeah, I still believe in Santa Claus. In fact I’ve got a baseball cap with a Santa tassel on top that proclaims the fact. As a youngster Santa Claus was always a big deal at our house. In the early years for our family some years were pretty […]

Girl finds out there is a Santa Claus

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist T his is the reply young Virginia O’Hanlon of 115 W. 9th Street, New York, received in the form of an editorial written by the Sun’s Francis P. Church: Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe […]

Letters to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, I have been good. I have all A’s in school. I would like a sanke. Also a flowbord. I would like a kife. Please

Payments coming from your pocket

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It was as if President George Bush became Santa Claus. An MSNBC anchor announced the president signed into law a bill that extends unemployment compensation payments to jobless Americans and said, without flinching, this is “good news.” Only mainstream nonpartisan media can carry this off. For starters, extending […]

2007 Letters to Santa

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Dani-Jo Bass, and me 3 years old. I want a cell phone (a real one but mommy says no), Barbie TV, horses, dolls, EVERYTHING! So what ever you get me I will be happy. I want to tell Jesus Happy Birthday and everyone Merry Christmas! Love you, Dani-Jo Bass […]

Santa’s spirit will not be forgotten

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Santa Claus has cancer. It started in his esophagus and spread to his liver. He’s being treated, but chemotherapy has sapped his appetite and energy and he’s down about a hundred pounds. He’s worried about money, too. The treatment costs more than $16,000 a month and his insurance doesn’t cover […]

Age lends perspective to Christmas

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I saw Santa Claus in downtown Clovis last Saturday. I know he was Santa Claus because his long white beard was real, he was in his suit and he was jolly. I asked Santa if he liked the 7Up and Ritz crackers with peanut butter I left out for him […]

Skepticism hard at work over holiday

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Sorry, I just don’t believe it. I don’t believe there was a little girl named Virginia O’Hanlon. She is the 8-year-old kid who supposedly wrote the letter to the New York Sun in 1897. Virginia, goes the legend, wondered if Santa existed. She told the editor her Papa said, “if […]

Letters to the editor: Santa being stolen from Christmas

’Tis the season to celebrate Christ’s birth and enjoy gifts, family gatherings and Santa Claus. You remember Santa Claus, right? He was the magical man who’d shimmy down your chimney one night a year to bring you presents. Sad to say, it seems Santa Claus is becoming a thing of the past. Now he’s a […]

Many great truths people should know

By Bob Huber It’s May again, time to gather ye the first gay blossoms of the greater stitchwort and go a-Maying. But if you’re into less strenuous activities, just give thanks you got through another winter. By and large, that can be a heady sensation. That said, let’s today delve into the human psyche before […]

Christmas lasts longer than one day

By Curtis Shelburne: Local Columnist I’m afraid that in the first column I write after Christmas Day each year I’m beginning to sound like Johnny One-note, but I’ll risk it again as I remind you that Christmas is not over once Christmas Day is over. Now I can easily see why tired to the bone […]

Santa Claus has his own Christmas story

By Ned Cantwell Some years back this writer landed an exclusive interview with Santa Claus and wrote the following report that was, surprisingly, snubbed by CNN but published elsewhere. Ned Cantwell: So, Santa, if you had to do it over again, would you change anything? Santa Claus: Heavens, yes. This whole fat-guy-at-the-North-Pole image was a […]

Operation Santa Claus delights kids, cops

By Darrell Todd Maurina Uniformed police officers knocking on Curry County doors around Christmas won’t always be serving warrants, investigating crimes, or otherwise making life difficult for lawbreakers. For 23 years, the Clovis Police Department has worked with other law enforcement agencies in Curry County to sponsor “Operation Santa Claus,” a program to make sure […]