Little boy shares hilariously sceptical letter to Santa before Christmas

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A six-year-old boy has written a letter intended for Santa and people on social media can’t get enough of his scepticism. 

At this time of year, children all across the world usually pen letters to Santa in the hope of receiving everything on their Christmas wish lists

And, yes, sometimes the fear of finding themselves on the ‘naughty list’ can see them trying to paint themselves in the best possible light, to help ensure that they secure the toy of their dreams. 

However, one six-year-old child from Virginia in America is having none of it this year.

Sarah McCammon, an NPR reporter in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in America, recently shared her son’s own handwritten letter to Santa.

Taking to Twitter, she posted a picture of his letter on Sunday 3 December, saying: “My 6-year-old Santa sceptic was told to write a letter to Santa at school. So he did…”

Starting off his letter as he means to go on, the little boy proudly informs Santa that he’s only “doing it for the class”.

“I know your naughty list is empty. And your good list is empty. And your life is empty,” he writes.

Then, rather poetically, he adds: “You don’t know the troubles I’ve had in my life. Goodbye.”

The boy does sign off with “love”, but refuses to share his name with Santa, writing: “I’m not telling you my name.”

Naturally, people on social media think this is the most honest and hilarious thing to ever grace the internet.

“I think the six-year-old is destined for a career in journalism. Awesome,” one user wrote. 

“This is priceless. I love everything about it. The skulls add a touch of the heathen!,” another user commented. 

“It’s been a tough year for everybody,” another user posted.

And the little boy’s mother clarified what he meant by “troubles in my life”:

Hmm. We don’t think Santa should hope for a mince pie and glass of milk from this residence this year when he stops by…

Images: Mike Arney / Twitter


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Susan Devaney

Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.