Royal Mail delivers around 600 000 letters from the UK to Santa’s headquarters every year. And the postal service has been doing so since 1963.
Alex McConnell, Royal Mail chief elf said: “We are proud that for over 50 years Santa has allowed us to help manage the thousands and thousands of special letters he receives from boys and girls across the UK. His special team of elves at Royal Mail enjoy taking a peek at what children are asking for, and helping Santa reply to these special letters.”
Kids who have yet to get their present requests to the big man have until Friday, December 8 to send their letters to him at: Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ.
How does the Royal Mail know what kids want? Probably Santa tells them. He also tells them some of the most asked questions from kids. Some of them are: “How is Mrs. Claus doing?”, “Which is your favorite reindeer?” and “How did Rudolph get his red shiny nose?”.
And then come the actual toy requests. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of various stuff.
Here are the 10 toys kids request from Santa
- A new bike
- Video game console
- Mobile phone
- Paw Patrol Sea Patroller
- LOL Big Surprise
- Nerf gun
The Fingerlings and LOL Big Surprise are already mostly sold out. The Hatchimals are also quite sought after, but the supplies are still good at most places.
So, despite the changing times, the structure of the list remains pretty much the same. The classics like LEGO, a bike, video games and a stuffed animal are all here. But electronic toys seems to have pushed out classic action figures from the list. Also the summer trend of fidgets spinners seems to be out, as they too are nowhere to be found. Or probably it’s because they are cheap and everywhere and don’t seem a “dream” toy like the rest.