6-Year-Old Skeptic’s Savage Letter To Santa Claus Goes Viral

by Valerie Williams
Image via Twitter/Sarah McCammon

Mom shares hilarious note her son wrote to Santa on Twitter

While most little kids are obsessed with Santa (and his dumb Elf on the Shelf), not all share an enthusiasm for the big guy in red, and others don’t even believe in him.

But none are like this little boy, who took his skepticism for St. Nick and turned it into the most savage Santa letter of all time.

NPR reporter Sarah McCammon shared a hilarious note her six-year-old son wrote at school when told to write a letter about Santa. And OMG, it’s too good.

McCammon tweeted her son’s letter last night and it’s been quickly racking up likes and retweets ever since, because it’s amazing. She posted it complete with his adorable spelling errors. It reads:

“Dear Santa, I’m only doing this for the class. I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty. and your life is emty. You don’t know the trouble I’ve had in my life. Good bye.”

He signed off saying, “I’m not telling you my name” and included drawings of wreaths and skulls in the margins.

We. Are. Dead.

McCammon adds that the “troubles” in his life aren’t anything too serious — at least not serious enough to blab to Santa about.

OK, we need a minute here. A six-year-old just tore up Santa in a matter of five brutal sentences and we’re both shook and dying laughing. “Your life is emty” needs to be printed on a t-shirt, stat. This kid is something else.

Twitter was quick with both the LOLs and stories of kids with a similarly dismal outlook on either Santa or life in general.

As the mom of a son who regularly signs off his parent journal entires to me with “well this is where it ends,” I feel McCammon on a spiritual level. Having a child who questions things lots of kids take for granted and understands that life isn’t all puppy dogs and sunshine (or magical men in red who squeeze down chimneys with tons of gifts) is both exhausting and a gift. There’s something special about a child who sees the world with slightly more adult eyes. There’s something undeniably funny about it too.

There’s no reply yet from Santa, but we’re sure he’s evaluating all his life choices up until this point. Hold your head high, big guy. Plenty of kids (and adults!) still believe in you even if this smart little dude is onto your ruse.