Christmas is only 8 days away!  We're counting down the days with a blast from the past.  Each day until Christmas we will share Letters to Santa from years past, as well as the popular toys from that time.  

Dear Santa: Bellevue Loves You

Bellevue’s children will soon be awaiting the arrival of one of the nation’s best-loved characters.

The anticipation of Santa Claus’s visit, several students at St. Joseph and Bellevue Community Elementary Schools wrote letters to the dear old fellow last week.  Some of their notes, without changes, follow.

Dear Santa Claus

How old are you?  I’m six.  We’ve got a deer at our farm, too, named Bambi.  This is what I want for Christmas.  Baby Buttercup, Dusty Barbie Doll, A Soapster Puppy and my two front teeth.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Denise Steines

Merry Christmas Santa

How do your reindeer fly?  Can I have a truck?  Can I have an alarm clock?  I’m doing my work neat.  Are your elves working?

Jeff Tebbe

Merry Christmas Santa,

How would you like to have cookies and milk when you come to my house?

Would you bring me a new bike, please?  Can I have an alarm clock so I can get up when dad gets up.  I’m trying to be good at home and school.  I love you.

Kevin Steines

How are you Santa?

I want a long, pink dress.

I hope you are having fun at the North Pole.  I’ve been having fun in the snow.  Are your reindeers ready for your Christmas?

I would like you to get me a Baby Alive Doll.  I’m being good Santa Claus.

Kim Squiers

Hi Santa.

How do you feel?  How are your elves?

I want a Merry-go-Copter and the Blip game and maybe a Play Dough Haunted House.

Hope you get to my house safe.

Jon Kolker

I love you.  Where do you live?  The North Pole?  What are your reindeers names?

I would like you to bring me a doll that sleeps or the doll that dances. 

I helped my sister put up the tree.

Love,

Jennifer Eischeid

Dear Santa Claus,

Which reindeers, will be pulling your sleigh this year.

I would Like a walkie talkie and a sled.

I have been a good boy.  I’ve been helping mom with dishes.

Love,

Marty Till

Hi Santa Claus

I’m going to put some hay on the roof for your reindeer and some cookies and milk for you on the table.

I would like a teeter totter, watch and walkie talkies.

Thank you for all the toys you bring me.

Love,

Tim Homan

Hi Santa Claus

Merry Christmas.  Thanks Santa for giving me toys and presents.  I would like a toy van to pretend to drive it and haul my horses in.

Thank you,

Scott Seiler

Dear Santa Claus,

I would like a tractor and wagon.

Do you think you will be able to fit down my chimney this year?

I would like to see you.  Do you still have a white beard?

I have been a good boy!

Love,

Jason Duesing

Dear Santa Claus,

How are your reindeer?

Thank you for my Magic Shot you gave me last year.  I would like some Adventure people and toy rifle.

Are your elves working hard.

Love,

Jamie Fondell

Dear Santa Claus,

I’ll try not to talk in school. 

I want a new China doll and a stocking to hang up.

What are your reindeers like?  How is Mrs. Santa Claus?  Merry Christmas.

Love,

Christy Zeimet

Hi Santa Claus

I would like you to bring me an electric train and maybe a toy truck.

I wonder if you are working hard.  How is your castle at the North Pole?

At school we are writing on paper bulb decorations for the tree what we are going to do to be good for Christmas.

Love,

Paul Y.

Merry Christmas Santa Claus.  I like you very much.  I like you for bringing toys and candy. 

I would like a sled for Christmas.

Cindy Rubel

Hi Santa Claus,

I love you.

I would like a construction road set.  A record player.

I have been helping mom clean the house and do the dishes for ten nights.

Mom is going to see you today.

Love,

Scott Roeder

Dear Santa,

I would like a typewriter or sleeping bag.  I would like a note doll.

Your Friend,

Jenny Waack

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like a bike, a watch, a firebird creepy-crawlers, some walkie-talkies and a drum.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Travis Michels

Dear Santa,

I would like a guitar and a Starbird.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Steven Roeder

Dear Santa,

I know the 8 reindeers Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen Comet, Cupid Donder and Blitzen.  Do you have a reindeer named Rudolph the red nose reindeer?

I want Playdough barber shop for Christmas

Tell your elfs Merry Christmas.

Your Friend,

Mary Kremer

Dear Santa Claus,

I want a cat dog, ball, gams.  Will you bring Melissa doll?

Your Friend,

Leslie Freiburger

Dear Santa Claus,

I would like a Mouse Trap game and I would like at baler.  I would like a toy airplaine.

Thank you.

Your Friend,

Joe Kettmann

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I like your Christmas show’s.  I like that show about “A Year Without Christmas”.  I liked Ruodolf the red nose Reindeer.

Your Friend,

Richard Gerardy

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like a firebird, all of the starwars people, the creep crawlers and a drum.

Thank you.

Love,

Bobby Frederickson

Dear Santa Claus,

What I want for Christmas is a sled, and a tractor, and a race track.

Your Friend,

Bobby Kilburg

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I want a doll and Baby Alive and a camera.  I want Baby That Away. I want a Barbie doll.

Your friend,

Jodi Duff

Dear Santa Claus,

I want this.  You don’t have to get me it all.

Baby wet and care.  She gets diaperash but you can help her.  Float Rub a Dub dolly in her Vanity Shower.

Love

Jody Culbertson

Dear Santa,

You are nice Santa.  Merry Christmas Santa.

I hope you have a good year.  Do you come to are house first Santa?

I see you Santa.  Do you lke our cookies Santa and milk?

We like to slay ride.

Love,

Scotty Scheckel

Dear Santa,

I want some light brown fashion boots.  And some ice skates with two blades on the bottem.  And a big doll.

Merry Christmas

Love,

Sharon Kay Kilburg

Dear Santa

How is Rudoff is he OK?  I hope you can make it and I want a stuft dog.

Love,

Dean Beckley

Dear Santa Claus,

I want a Wonder Woman Doll.  I want Baby This and That.  I want Woopsee!  I want a Jaws game.  I want Jigge saw puzzle and Fashen place.  I want a playdow pumper shop.  I want a mixers shop.

Your friend,

Teresa Chantos

Dear Santa,

I wan Star Wars action figures.

And tell Rudolph to guide the sleigh.

Your friend,

Steve Dempewolf

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

May I have a organ?

Santa will you give me a pictcture of Rudolph?  I won’t show it to anybody.  Or could you let Rudolph write a letter.  I mean he could tell you the words and you could write them down.  Please?  I promise I will be good.

Your friend,

Wendy Kress

Dear Santa Claus,

I would like teddybear, creepy crawler, Lay an Egg, and a talking tweety bird.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jamie Michels

Dear Santa,

I like you.

Do you like me?

Could you get me a playdough pumper shop and cake mixes?  Two other surprises too.

Your friend,

Jane Thielen

Dear Santa

I want baby that a way and I want baby wet and care.

I hope to see you.

I hope you have a merry Christmas.

I hope you have fun too.

And some dishes.

I want a stuffed dog and kitten too.  I have been good.  And I like to go to school.

I hope you come to my house too.  How are you doing today?  December 16 is my birthday.  When is yours?  I can’t wait until Christmas.

Love,

Sue Clark

Dear Santa,

I want a lizard a gorilla a truck a safe a T.V. and a Semi.

Your friend,

Pat Kueter

Dear Santa,

I want a Dictionary and a globe and calendar and a puppet.

I Hope the deer can make it.

Your friend,

Doug Ernst

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like a real kitten, and a guitar and a bike.

I would like to see you again on Saturday.

Love,

Susie Helms

Dear Santa Claus,

I would like Kelly and Elly. 

How is Dasher and Blitzen and Cupid and Comet and Donder and the other reindeer and Rudolph?

I Love you Santa and Mrs. Claus because you are wonderfoul and I will like to have a stuffed Elephant and a stuffed dog.

Your friend,

Pam Wolff

Dear Santa,

I want a race car a train track, a drum and a football.

Love

Curtis Portz

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I want a play dough barber shop.  I want a 7up machine and a popcorn maker and an ice cream machine and a icecone maker.

Your friend,

Becky Kilburg

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like a new bike and a baby.  I would like to see you again.

And I would like some games like Lay an Egg and Pay Day.  Thank you.

Love,

Dawne Deppe

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like a drum and a radio controlled car.  I hope you will bring me these things.  I’ve been very good these days.

Sincerely,

Robert Schladetzky

Dear Santa Claus,

I would like a toy train, also a racing set an also a toy R2D2, a talking policecar and also a toy truck an also a toy car.

Love,

Richard Matthews

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus

I would like creepy crawlers and a drum set please.

Love,

Jason Mueller

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like a tambourine and a doll.  I would like a recordplayer too and a new buggy and a typewriter, a Lay a Egg.

Your friend,

Tricia Eggers

Dear Santa,

How are You?  I am fine.  I want a toy gun set and a pinball machine and a book set.

Love,

Troy Tietjen

Dear Santa,

I want a rockpolisher and a Shotgun warrior His name is RayDeen and I want some little Shotgun warriors.

Love

Chris Wagner

Dear Santa,

I hope you got snow in the Northpole How is Rudolph?

How are you?

Dear Santa, I want a doll for Christmas and a tea set

How is the weath?

How is the Elfs?  Are you going to come this year?

I hope so

Would you come to School?

Pleas.

Love,

Carrie H

Dear Santa and Comet,

I want a puppy and I want U.S. Bombers, Killer Whale, and a Snowmobile and a toy lion.

Your friend

Richard Hinzmann

Dear Santa

I want a skate board.

How are you and how are your reindeer and how is Mrs. Claus?

I hope you can Make it and I hope you have a Merry Christmas

Love,

Todd Hunter

Dear Santa,

May I have Star Wars ships and especially one of those ship that shoot?  And ToBor.

Your friend,

Brian Hoff

Dear Santa,

I’m glad!  Jesus was born on January 25.  Because I was born on January 28.  I hope you have very merry Christmas.

I want a surprise.  And a 5 sp.g. bike to.  And candy in my in my stocking.

Your friend

Michelle Lyon

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I wood like Baby Alive and I want a sewing machine and a Elley and Kelly.  Some Christmas books to.

Your friend,

Jessica Blitgen

Dear Santa,

I would like clothes and a charm bracelet.  I would like high heeled boots

Your friend,

Rachael Roe

Dear Mr. Santa Claus,

Please bring me a sled and a snow block makerer, and a gun holster set.

Love,

Joey Kilburg

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I live you Santa.

I want a camera.  I want an Organ.  I want a Baby a live.

Your friend,

Paula Portz

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like a parakeet and a Shotgun warrior and a foot ball.

Sincerely,

Marc Roling

I Love you Santa Claus,

I want you to bring me some toys.  I would like Baby Rash and a gun for my brother.  And bring him a punching bag.

Do you still say “Ho Ho Ho”?  Could I have a Raggedy Ann game?

Kim Sieverding

Dear Santa Claus,

I hope you have a good Christmas.  I want a snowmobile and any kind of semi truck.

I saw you two times this year.  Thanks for my stocking.

I love you Santa Claus.

Jeff Remakel

Dear Santa,

It’s nice of you to bring our toys.

I would like a baby that drinks her bottle and a gets a rash.  A doll stroller and cowboy boots.

I’m doing the dishes for my mom.

Tammy Roe

Dear Santa Claus,

Would you bring me a bike and a robot?  I play a lot with snoopy toy you gave me last year

Mark Lampe

Dear Santa

I would like you to bring a new ball for my sister Aaron and a super size Barbie for me.

How do your reindeer fly?

Jennifer Lucke

Merry Christmas Santa,

I would like a Barbie Motor Home from you and her car.

What do your reindeer do at the North Pole?  Are you busy making your toys?

Kerry Muenster

Dear Santa Claus,

I’d like a pup tent and a back pack Also a crash helmet because my mom worries about me crashing on my bike.

Santa, I’m trying to do my best work.  We’re leaving good out for you again.

Scott Tebbe

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like to have a book with animals.  I would like a play deer.  I would like to have a play gun.

Love,

Dale Michels

Dear Santa Claus,

I am seven years old.  My birthday is July 19.

The weather is cold here.  I Live on fourth street my address is 506.

I want Tonto and his horse.  I wish you a merry Christmas.

Love,

Bobby Arkenberg

Dear Santa,

I want a doll for CHRISTMAS.  How is Rudlph?  I hope he is all right.

Love,

Carrie K.

Dear Santa.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas Santa.

I want semis and farm trucks.

Love

Dale Weber

Merry Christmas Santa,

Thank you for the toys that you give me.

Santa Claus, do you have some toys left for other kids?

Will you bring me “Baby This n’ That”?  I would like Barbie and some of her clothes.

Lisa Kilburg

Hello Santa,

Would you bring me the Lay A Egg game?  Please Santa would you bring me a Mickey Mouse Guitar?  I wish you would bring a rattle for my baby cousin.  Thank you for the toys.

I’ll try not to fight with my brother.

Amy Pleiser

Hi Santa,

What do your toys look like?

I would like a Barbie Doll Super Star.  Could I have a ball?  Also a balloon?  I would like the Bab A Live set but I don’t neeD the disnes.

Thank you Santa

Jessica Roeder

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like Baby Rash and A Baby This n’ That and a jewelry box.

Do you have to help the elves make all the toys?

I would like Farrah Fawcet Majors Make-up case.

I love you Santa.  Be Sure you come to my house.

Rachel Bandy

Dear Santa,

Would you please brings me a cash register, super star Barbie stage, show and a surprise to.  How are your elves?

My sister wants the record starburst and connect four and a baton.

How is Mrs. Santa Claus?

We made pictures of you in school.  We had a Christmas show and all of the grades sang.

I hope you and Mrs. Santa Claus have a Merry Christmas.

Love,

Kay Ann Ernst

Dear Santa Claus,

I want a doll called baby wet and care and a Mini Wave Oven.

I would like to know how your elves are doing today.

Are they working on toys for all the boys and girls?

How are you raindeers today?  Are any sick?  How is Rudlph today is he good for your sled?  Does he give enough light?  I hope he does.

I love you Santa Claus!!!

Merry Christmas to you!!

Love,

Sarah Dunne

Dear Santa

Thank you for the toys.  I would like a new bike and some candy.  I want some guns and record player and some records.

Have a Happy, Merry Christmas.

Brian Kueter

Santa Claus,

How are you?

I would like all of the dolls on Star Wars and also the Spider Man doll.

How are your reindeer doing?  What is the Norht Pole like?

Marc Paulsen

Dear Santa

I want a Digital watch and cowboy boot’s.

I hop your raindeer get through the snow.  I will leave you raindeer a carrot.

Love

Brian Jess

Dear Santa

I want a snowmobile for a electric race track.  And a Armstrong and a snowfort maker and a snowmobile like a sled.

Love,

Curtis Cooper

Dear Santa Claus,

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and I hope you will get your rain Deers to go off the ground.

I went a toy chainsaw and I went a toy drill and I went a bike.

Love,

John Veach

Dear Santa,

I like the reindeers you have.  I like the toy you have. 

I am goning to write a list to you and I like you.  A doll a ring a bracelet

Love,

Amy M.

Dear Santa Claus,

I want a doll named Lorie.  I want desk.

How is Rudolph doing?

How is Mrs. Claus doing?

Your friend

Andi Roling

Dear Santa,

I want a drum.

Your friend,

Dean Herrig

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

I would like creepy crawlers, a Lay an Egg game, and a 1586.

Love,

Billy Sieverding