Dear Santa
Featured on the CD, "SEASON OF LIGHT"
Words and Music Copyright John Farrell
 




Dear Santa I'm writing a letter, something's been on my mind
I'm wondering how do you do it? Where do you find the time?
How do you visit every kid in this great, big, wide old world
I'm wondering how do you do it? Signed, your good friend, Earl

Dear Earl, Thank you for writing. Those are questions I'm often asked
Although I look old and rather round I'm actually kind of fast
But it takes more than speed to make it from Junea to Japan
I can do it because you love me and because you believe I can
I can do it because you love me and because you believe I can


Dear Santa I'm writing a letter there's something I'd like to know
Where do you live? Where do you work? Is there really a North Pole?
How do you make all those toys, and dolls and games and clothes?
I'm wondering how do you do it? Signed, yours truly, Rose.

Dear Rose, I'm glad that you wrote to me. Now I'm writing back to you
I live and I work all over the world from the North Pole to Spain to Peru
I have lots of help making the gifts but you're also a part of the plan
I can do it because you love me and because you believe I can
I can do it because you love me and because you believe I can


Dear Santa I'm writing a letter there's something I'd like to ask
I know you work hard all year long, do you ever find time to relax?
Make sure you take a vacation, play baseball or go for a swim
And remember to take good care of yourself Signed, your best friend, Slim

Dear Slim, I enjoyed your letter, it was real nice of you to ask
I do work hard but I play some too. If you don't time goes too fast!
Next summer on vacation if you see a fat bearded man with a tan
Remember that anything's possible if you love and believe that you can
Remember that anything's possible if you love and believe that you can


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Suggested Activity: Write a "Dear Santa" Letter

The following activity was submitted by Kathleen Gronert, a first grade teacher from New Jersey. I have taken the text below from her email to me. Thanks, Kathleen

Each year I try to get my first graders to write a letter to Santa that's more like your song than just a list of things they want. We started the activity this year by listening to the song "Dear Santa." What a difference it made! The children loved the song and it really inspired them to write caring letters to Santa.



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