If Children Ran Christmas


Part of the magic of Christmas is seeing the day through a child’s eyes… so I asked 500 children in the UK aged six to 10 what they would do if they were in charge of Christmas, and what they love about it. Whether they wanted to visit me in my home in Lapland, “give presents to all children that are poor and hungry” or just “eat more cheese”, the results are sweet, funny and heart-warming:

If Children Ran Christmas

The survey also showed that in addition to presents, family and helping others, many children chose ME, Santa, as well as snow and Lapland holidays as their favourite things about the festive season. I am glad to see that today’s children appreciate the magic of spending Christmas with their families in the snow and helping those in need, in addition to getting presents and eating all the Christmas cake (or lobbying for it to be banished from the table, in the case of several respondents)!

In addition to the responses shown above, some children wanted to:

“Let Santa stay for dinner”
“Keep all Simon Cowell’s gifts for me”
“Fill the house with chocolate and animals”
“I would feed all the children”
“BUY ME AND MY BROTHER SPORTS CARS”
“Give all children some Lego to make them happy”
“Just eat jelly”
“Make Santa give me 4679 presents”
“Let my mum and dad have loads of time off work”
“Take everyone to see Santa”

One of my favourite elves illustrated some of the cutest answers, and you can share them with your family and friends too! Use this embed code to put the pictures on your blog, or share on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest with the buttons below. You can also download a version with just the funny quotes and drawings

What would you do, if you were in charge of Christmas this year? Let me know on my Facebook page, tweet me at @SantasLapland – and don’t forget to leave a mince pie and a carrot out for me and Rudolph on Christmas Eve!

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My Special Lapland Check-List

Items to check
What I offer
What some other companies offer
Meeting Santa Guaranteed Private Family Meeting In a large group
Reindeer sleigh ride 7-10 minute ride in the snowy woods A 2-minute 'taster' ride
Husky sled-ride 15-minute ride driving yourselves 2-minutes around a small loop
Snowmobile sleigh-ride Included for everybody Not included
My Elves and Igloo Fantasia Fun and Games with my Elves in my Igloo Not included
My Artistic Igloo Admire my Elves ice sculptures and enjoy a drink Not included
The resort The magical, natural spirit of Lapland Commercialised and busy
Places to stay The best hotels and Christmas cabins Business hotels
Resort helpers My own helpers and Rangers Limited help or just agents
Child reductions FREE places and low low prices Small, token reductions
Airport Transfers Short 25-minute coach-ride Up to 3 hours in some cases!

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