HO HO HO!
Merry Christmas, *CHILD NAME*! I’ve been checking my list and asking my elves to check it twice, and I see that you’ve been a very good *GIRL/BOY* this year! I still remember when you were learning how to say please and thank you to your parents and teachers… I even remember when you were just a baby and learning to use the potty! Look at you now! You’re growing so fast, it really makes me feel like an old man. Wait, I AM an old man! What am I thinking?
Well anyway, I have a special favor to ask you this year. Your Dad told me about something that he really really wants this Christmas, and I want to give it to him. However, I am going to play a little joke on him and hide his present in a special location. This will make it an extra big surprise. I’m going to need your help in order for my surprise to work though, ok? What I’m about to tell you is TOP SECRET!!!
On Christmas morning, I will leave a note for you inside of your favorite cereal box. This note will tell you where I have hidden your Dad’s present. It’s very important that you keep this letter secret, ok? I’m only giving your Dad tooth paste and soap and coal under the tree, so he feels like he is on the bad list. After everyone is done opening their presents, I want you to ask your Dad why they are on Santa’s bad list, ok? Then… when your Dad is least expecting it, go to the special hiding place I mentioned in the cereal note and yell very loudly that you’ve found another present! This should be a big surprise to everyone, because only you and I will know where the present is hidden. If they ask how you found the present, tell them that Santa gave you a special note since you were so good this year.
I’m excited to see how our surprise works out! Merry Christmas!