Here is a borderline realistic and (borderline) humorous list of responses for you to let your kid-down-easy because you KNOW what they asked for will never make it under the tree.
COMPILED BY GINA GRACE - YAHOO CONTRIBUTOR
KEEP THE MYTH ALIVE - DON'T LET YOUR KIDS READ THIS!
*When you get older, you will understand that there are rules to being Santa. One of those rules is that you can't bring an animal into a house when anyone in the house is allergic. Sadly, I am allergic to horse hair. I'm sorry I never brought this up before...
*I wanted one of those too when I was a kid but I learned Santa often brings something TOTALLY different. In fact, for the BEST kids on the list, he never brings exactly what you ask for...but a surprise!
*Santa called and wanted me to tell you those are actually made in China, not by elves. So, your dad and I would have to buy it...or your grandmother, my mother-n-law. I am telling you now, we didn't get that because we got you LOTS of great stuff already. I guess it's up to your grandmother. So, when she calls tomorrow...be sure to tell her that YOU KNOW the secret.
* Santa can't do anything that needs to be fed. If you're friends get something like this, you need to know that Santa didn't bring it...Suzy's parents did. So yes, Suzy's parents are liars.
All the creepy little characters used in this post are from Rick St. Dennis', CREEPMUS line of digital stamps. You can find them all HERE in Rick's Zibbet store, there are 43 images to chose from!!
HERE'S HOPING THAT YOU WON'T NEED ANY EXCUSES AND THAT GOOD OLD SANTA "CLAWS" WILL BRING EVERYTHING ON YOUR LIST.
BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU!
SEE YOU IN 2014!