I’m six years old and I want you to help me. Last year Santa Claus did not give me the gift I wanted and I was very sad. My mommy and daddy told me, that maybe the reason why I didn’t get the train set that I wanted was because I wasn’t a good enough little boy. I have been extra good this year. Do you think Santa will get for me everything I asked for in the letter I wrote him?
From Rock Island, Illinois
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I am glad you have been such a good boy, because being an obedient child is very important. But sometimes Santa gets really busy and he needs your help. So this is what you need to do. Go to your mommy’s and daddy’s wallet and pull out a plastic card that has their name and 16 numbers on it. And then think of the kid your parents told you not to hang around, because he’ll know the kind of person that will use the cards to go to Toys “R” Us to get the train set you want, and anything else you can think of. Tell your friend, that after his friend buys your gift(s), to “max it out”. That term means “to make other people smile and be happy”. On Christmas Day, when your parents ask you where did all of your additional gifts come from, tell them that you’re not sure, but you heard Santa Claus on the roof accusing some of his elves of identity theft. I hope this helps.