With Santa and his elves hard at work in the North Pole, local elementary students have offered some advice for him this winter.

Mrs. Swanson’s first graders shared their suggestions for how Santa can make this Christmas a success.

“Santa, I think you should ride a dragon.” -- Abel Mies, 7

“Santa, I think you should come and sit on the couch.” -- Harvey Polk, 7

“Santa, I think you should use Rudolph to guide your sleigh!” -- Lilah Natarajan, 6

“Santa, I think you should rest.” -- Jaela White, 6 ½ 

“Santa, I think you should eat healthy food.” -- Chase McNary, 6

“Santa, I think you should eat a bunch of cookies.” -- Finley Robson, 7

“Santa, I think you should not eat that much because you get fat!” -- Max Lewis, 7

“Santa, I think you should go eat ice cream.” -- Kalani Martinelli, 6

“Santa, I think you should get ready before you give presents to everyone.” -- Mack Chrislip, 6

“Santa, I think you should dress your reindeer as Sonic and Spider-Man and Batman.” -- Dylan Rivera, 7

“Santa, I think you should make bigger presents.” -- Gemma Nibert, 7

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