Open Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

Hey there, it’s been a while. I know I haven’t written to you since I was 6, on account of the fact that my mom was really bad at pretending to be you – I asked her why Santa uses our wrapping paper and she couldn’t answer – and the fact that the house I lived in didn’t have a chimney.

But this year, I’m writing because I have a request. Well, several requests. I haven’t asked for anything from you since I was 6, for goodness sake, so I think I should be allowed to ask for more than one gift this year. Besides, I've been a good girl for the past 17 years so help me out? You don’t even have to wrap these and any one of them will do just fine.
  • No more student loans - I, like millions of other students in the world, have student loans. It’d be wonderful if it just… disappeared. It really puts a damper on my spirits when I even start to think about how long it will take me to pay it all off :/
  • Longer legs - at 5’3, it’s hard to look modelesque in any picture and it’s hard to wear maxi dresses. I always feel like I am trying to compensate for my height and it sucks. Give me just a few more inches in height, please?
  • A young Gregory Peck  -
    There’s something sexy about a man who just exudes intelligence and charisma. Look at this specimen of a man and tell me he is not attractive. All I can say is, nice job, Veronique Passani.
  • Time and money to travel the world - My goal in life is to go to every continent in the world. I am missing Antarctica and Australia. Alas, I don’t have money, nor the time to travel to even New York
  • Captain Shang from Mulan -

    Yes, this man is from a culturally inaccurate film that my 8-year-old self was slightly annoyed about. And yes, he is not real. But he is the most wonderful animated man in the world. Do you challenge me on this? Let me convince you. 1) He is as swift as the coursing river 2) has all the force of a great typhoon 3) has all  the strength of a raging fire and finally, 4) is as mysterious as the dark side of the moon. Under my non-existent tree is where I better find him. Never mind that he is animated. We’ll work out those issues later.
  • Discipline - Being done with a campaign, combined with the leniency of my professors during my study abroad, wiped out any shred of discipline that I had prior to 2009. If you find my discipline, I want it under my tree for Christmas so I can have it for my next 5k race. Thanks, Santa.
Yours truly,



  1. Lol like the idea of an un-traditional open letter to Santa. I wouldn't mind some longer legs either, you've got two inches on me!

    Mili from Call me, Maeby

  2. Loved this post! I would love some money and time to travel too!


  3. I love this Dear Santa post- too cute! Wishing you a Merry Christmas, doll! (Complete with a young G.Peck!)


  4. It is bad that I never questioned about the wrapping paper?! Haha

    Ditto on the student loans, if only I had a magic wand!

    Hmm maybe...

  5. Dear Deborah, I'm sure your wishes will be granted! You're such a positive and bright person that Santa can't let you down!! ^^

    Anyway, this is such a great letter.. haha :) Cracked me up.xx

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  6. I would LOVE if my student loans went away! So annoying!

  7. you are so cute deborah! haha i love this post! oh and captain shang can sing too! another plus points for him :) and im with you on getting extra tall genes, im also 5'3 for many years i thought i was 5'4 but my heart was crushed when a nurse measured me and had to correct that ^^

  8. Awsome post!
    Your mum may not be the best at pretending to be Santa, but you were really smart for a 6-year.old :p
    I hope you get all you asked for :D

  9. I had a "crush" on Captain Shang when I was little too so I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one :) I've got one more semester left of college and I'm dreading having to face my student loans! Love this post!
    Bespeckled With Freckles

  10. Nice!!


  11. As soon as I saw that Shang picture I was hoping that you would work in the song lyrics somehow, and I was not disappointed! I loved that movie, despite its inaccuracies. And amen to the student loans---not looking forward to paying those back :(


  12. i'm 5'3 too and would kill for longer legs!!! IF ONLY!

  13. love this list! :D i'd love to be taller too! i feel like i can't complain bc i'm 5'4 but i feel like i look so short in pictures too :P

  14. What a completely sweet post! I love your list and it made me smile! I too would love to travel the world and finding the money and time would be hard! :) I hope your holidays are wonderful!


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  16. Lovely letter to Santa ! I think you look lovely also as a petite gal, anyway :)) Kisses

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  17. lovely wishlist!:D I want to travel the world too♥

  18. Hehehehe! I love this. I'd also like Santa to provide me with some extra funds to travel abroad. I'd love to visit every country in this world otherwise I'd take continent too. I'm missing Antarctica, Africa and South America. Hell I'd take any travel thing thanks Santa!


  19. Haha, such a fun letter to Santa! I hope you do get to come visit Australia one day, it is beautiful :)

    And I just go ahead and wear maxi skirts and dresses anyway - I'm a whole inch shorter than you :) I do have to have them taken up first most of the time....but I wear them! :)

    Away From The Blue

  20. hahahah this is a funny letter babe!!! love your bloggie!! I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin' :-) Hope you follow back!!



  21. You are perfect so petite doll! I'm sure captain Shing would be smitten with you, as long as you can use a sword properly!!
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  22. Oh gosh I couldn't agree with u more on wishing for a young Gregory Peck!!! I just watched, A Roman Holiday a few days ago & I was dying on how gorgeous & manly Gregory Peck was in the movie drool drool drool ;) But the ending of the movie made me upset though haha. Hope u have a great weekend, Deborah!

  23. omg i was shocked when i read the captain shang part hahaha so cute! anyways hope your dreams will come true <3

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  24. Haha I love this! Also wanting longer legs please and no student loan's that i'll have to pay off, that'd be fab!

  25. This was such a sweet post aka a letter! I think I wrote to Santa once when I was little as well and he did write me back- the letter seemed really authentic and I was overjoyed because I thought it was really Santa who wrote me! :D
    I love the list you made, who wouldn't want a young Gregory Peck, right? :D

  26. hahahahah Sing me up for the last three, and add for me: a couple less pounds, a car, and peace for the comming year! merry xmas darling!

  27. ah i also love shang so much! he's so goodlooking although not real but who cares. animated characters can also look very well and he actually does :D but gregory peck is also very nice. i remember myself watching roman holiday for the very first time, years ago, and i fell a bit in love with him. very handsome gentleman

  28. Paha I love the Captain Shang bit. Mulan is one of the best Disney movies. Although I can't say I'd be totally disappointed if I got Eric from The Little Mermaid under the tree instead. What a beautiful animated man. xx

    Squares - Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast


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