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Santa Dear Santa


A little boys letter to santa.

Oh Santa Dear Santa

Oh santa dear santa

what’s a little boy to do?

You sent this horrible little elf

to tell on me to you.

I’d like to get to know him

but I think I might just pass.

You know as well as I do

nobody likes a grass.

I know sometimes I’m naughty

it’s not as if I’m wild.

To push your mummy’s buttons

is part of being a child.

My mummy calls him candy cane

and laughs at what he does

But I know if that was me

she’d kick up such a fuss.

I won’t tell you any stories

about my little elf.

Unlike him I’m not a tell tale

I’ll keep them to myself.

So, keep in mind this message

when he tells you what I do.

For he is not so lily white

he can be naughty too.


Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on January 19, 2020:

Thank you Brenda. I actually wrote this one for my grandson. When I read it to him he would believe I had written it :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 18, 2020:


I only learned about the elf on the shelve a few years back...how I feel for parents doing that.

Your words are great. The little elf is naughty too...love that.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on December 15, 2019:

Glad I gave you a smile Ann.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 15, 2019:

Absolutely delightful! I'm not a fan of these elves either! I think they worry a lot of children. Thanks for the smile.


Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on December 05, 2019:

Thanks Jason. My grandson just left his elf with me today when he went to school. I wonder what mischief I can up to? :)

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on December 04, 2019:

Ha, ha too funny. Great poem Charlie. Dang tattletale Elfs.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on December 04, 2019:

Yes Clive he will but don't tell the kids :)

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on December 04, 2019:

Thanks for visiting John. It was good to write a light hearted poem for a change.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 04, 2019:

Yeah Charlie, those elf’s on the shelf (elves on the shelves) do get up to a lot of mischief. I’m sure the boy will get a present, but good initiative to write to Santa just in case.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 04, 2019:

I think Santa will give a gift whether naughty or nice

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