Letters to Santa

By QCS Staff

It’s a high-tech world and Santa’s workshop is no different. He and his elves have apparently had to learn a whole new vocabulary that includes microchips and SIM cards to please today’s kids.

And Tucumcari’s youth are no exception.

Kids still ask for baseball gloves, baby dolls and bicycles, but today’s first graders seem to be just as smitten by the electronic bug as their parents. Tops on the kids’ lists are mp3 players and game systems from Nintendo DS to the Wii.

Here’s a sampling of letters to Santa Claus from a Tucumcari first grade class of 7-year-olds whose teacher is Martha O’Rear.

Dear Santa,
I’ve been good all year. Please give me Xbox 360,
Luv,
Romeo Ysco

Dear Santa,
I want a Princess lamp and my brother needs a T-Rex,
Love,
Dora Nelson

Dear Santa,
I want a PSP (Play Station Portable) and I have been good, but I also want a mp3 player.
Love,
Aislynn Shiplet

Dear Santa,
I want a mp3 player and three jingle bells,
Love,
Christian Hernandez

Dear Santa,
I want a mp3 player and a