Youngsters take heed because Santa’s List Day is December 4 and the elves are getting impatient. Get your requests in before Santa has a mutiny on his hands. What does that mean, you ask?
It means if the elves have to wait too long for your list, they will be faced with overtime conditions that might prompt a labor strike in Toyland and you will not get the goods. This is not the time to hold back in an attempt to appear humble or polite, no matter what your parents taught you.
Santa has had his eyes on you all year and your list is not going to make or break the deal, so start writing. The same goes for you grownups. Do not pressure overworked elves to harness psychic powers and visualize what you want for Christmas.
Take the guesswork out of giving by creating a wish list at one of the many online stores. Granted, this is not as magical as the days of writing to Santa’s elves with your crayons. However, you might avert the gift of a hideous knick knack or gaudy sweater.
Getting back to those elves – kids, it takes a lot of labor to construct bikes, trains, and video games. So it would be in your best interest to take Santa’s List Day seriously.
On Christmas Eve, show your appreciation by putting out an extra plate of cookies and leave a note instructing Santa to take them back to the shop. It will be an appreciated bonus with which the elves can begin their eleven-month vacation.