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A grown-up Christmas wish list

By Staff
Leada Gore, Editor
It’s become a Christmas tradition for me to write my own holiday wish list. Not being one to break with tradition (except for the playing of “Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer” – this should be stopped immediately) I thought I would do the same this year. So here we go…
Dear Santa,
Thanks for another good year at home and at work. It’s been a roller coaster of a year, but it’s always good to finish on a high note. I believe I have been fairly good this year, though there are times this could be questioned. I just hope you have a “two-out-of-three ain’t bad” policy.
I really don’t want a lot for Christmas this year, at least nothing material. My husband and I have opted to purchase a treadmill for each other for Christmas, something that has far more to do with too many candy canes than the true spirit of giving. There are some things I would like to see if you can do them, however.
I would like to see our latest war resolved in a way that promotes peace and democracy here and in the Middle East. As part of this, I would like for our soldiers to be brought home as soon as possible, reuniting the families that are paying a great sacrifice for our freedoms.
I wish for wisdom for our leaders, awareness for our citizens and a spirit of cooperation for the entire world. I realize this is a lot to ask for, but I figure it’s no harder than filling Little Timmy’s wish for a Playstation 3 this year.
And on that note, I would like for you to do something about the toy companies and their penchant for coming up with a new video game system each year. You may have elves to construct these things for you, but the rest of us are tired of shelling out 500 bucks to purchase the latest and greatest system. Again, just see what you can do.
While we’re at it, maybe you can address this whole Christmas shopping thing anyway. The Wise Men in the Bible brought only three gifts to baby Jesus. If three gifts were good enough for Jesus, maybe you could help promote that idea around the world, so we avoid the tendency to purchase the entire “Toys R Us” catalog every year. I realize this would cut into things on your side, but the lightened load might lend itself to a more productive work force and eliminate the threat of elf union intervention.
I do appreciate all you do. Heavens knows you’re awfully busy this time of year and I realize I’m getting this in a bit late. But anything you can do to help with these things – peace on earth, goodwill among men, a real change in the video game industry – I would sure appreciate it.
Thanks,
Your biggest fan

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