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Santa Responds: He's Had Enough...and He's Writing Back!

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  152 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
Ever wonder what Santa does with all those letters? (And all those cookies?) After a particularly long, cold night staring at nine smelly reindeer butts, the old man lets loose with the real answers to those stupid, whiny, hard-to-read letters from kids. Turns out, we really do get what we deserve.Dear Billy,
I know you honestly believe that the good deeds you rattled off r
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by Running Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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harlequin {Stephanie}
Nov 29, 2012 harlequin {Stephanie} rated it did not like it
Interesting premise, but I didn't find it the slightest bit funny.
Dec 15, 2008 Wendi rated it it was amazing
(I gave it 5 stars because it kept everyone at a family dinner laughing the whole time!)

Perfect for : Personal reading, great host/hostess gift (for the right person!)

In a nutshell: I don't know if my family has laughed this much in quite a while - at least not because of a book! We had relatives over for dinner this evening, and I decided to pull this book out to see what they thought. What I thought would be a quick five minute browse through the book ended up lasting over an hour as we passed
Jan 09, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Every once in a while, a little book comes along that you just can't resist. Santa Responds is just such a book. For decades, this jolly old Elf has been receiving letters from children throughout the world. Nice children, naughty children, snotty children and greedy children. This year, something happened to the nice old Claus, something just snapped inside. This year, Santa is going to write back, and he pissed!

This book is filled with "letters" to Santa and Santa's hysterical replie
Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee
Looking for a book that runs a little contrary to the Holiday mood?

Been out shopping?

...Have you REALLY been enjoying the hustle and bustle of the crowds in the Mall? Trying to get that "in" doll or electronic game?

Or contrarily, are you already fed up with the endless ads that your children have absorbed and repeat-- robot like-- over and over. **We want .... We need ....**

If that's you, or someone you know, let me suggest "Santa Responds". It's a glib little book that will have you snickering
Apr 15, 2014 Ivy rated it liked it
This book needs to be handled is not for children. It may also be slightly offensive to some adults. I thought much of it was funny. A few of the letters were just mean and rude. It would be best in small doses, and perhaps not in April. If you love cynicism and sarcasm go for it, if not, skip this one.
Jan 11, 2009 Jackie rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
This is a collection of letters to Santa with Santa's not-so-nice but very funny responses. For example, when Annabel (age 5) asks Santa why the Easter Bunny gives candy but she has to leave Santa cookies, Santa responds in part:

It's not very well publicized, but the Easter Bunny is fully subsidized by the American Egg Producers Association. I make and deliver toys to millions of children every year, free of charge. If you don't think it's fair that I enjoy a few cookies for my efforts, then scr
Phoebe Jane
Dec 18, 2015 Phoebe Jane rated it it was ok
This book was interesting at first but Santa's letters soon become extremely repetitive and boring. I only finished it to add another book to my Goodreads challenge.
Jessica Martin
Dec 06, 2014 Jessica Martin rated it liked it
I didn't finish this, however I did find it amusing. It was more of the same all the way through.
Andrew Galvin
Sep 10, 2011 Andrew Galvin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a laigh
Recommended to Andrew by: Mom
My mom bout this book thinking it was a children's book, but it definitely wasn't! She mailed it to me when I was out of town over the summer, and little did she know that it was an adult book.

In the book, Santa reads letters from children and decides that he's had enough of their whining. When he responds, he is very rude! He even curses sometimes!

One of my favorites is when a girl writes in and lies about her brother hitting her. He tells her to shut up because everybody knows she's lying.

Jan 21, 2016 Monique rated it it was amazing
Lisa Lou
Dec 16, 2014 Lisa Lou rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014-read
1.5 stars
Aug 10, 2009 Rich rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, humor
This is a book you have to be careful with. It is best taken in small doses. Santa sits down and starts writing back to whiny children all over the world. Some of those answers are over the top, and some are drop dead funny. It can get cynical and mean at times, and if you read it all in one sitting you'll probably go sour on Christmas. It's best taken in small doses to relieve Christmas frustrations, and for heaven's sake, don't let the kids see this book.
Kathy (Bermudaonion)
Nov 26, 2008 Kathy (Bermudaonion) rated it it was ok
The premise of Santa Responds by Santa Claus is that Santa has had enough and he’s answering children’s letters. Please note that this book is not politically correct and is not for the easily offended. It is the kind of book that you can pick up any time and read a couple of pages. I have to admit that I got some chuckles from the first few letters in the book. However, I was tired of the concept before the book was over.
Dec 11, 2008 Marie rated it it was ok
Shelves: finished
While I love to take a humorous look at the holidays now and again (think - Santaland Diaries) this book felt a little forced as time went on. I found myself getting bored with harsh words and repeating bitterness. I could see this might be fun as a party-time read-a-loud -- or perhaps even turned into a stage production -- with a little more thought and energy it might have more to offer.
Dan Mazur
Dec 28, 2012 Dan Mazur rated it really liked it
Hilariously funny! Pick up a copy and put it with your Christmas decorations and place it on the coffee table every year. I read the book cover to cover when I first got it, and years later I find re-reading a random page or two and always laugh. The book is meant to be a random read when you have a minute here or there. Very funny. You will not be disappointed.
Jan 16, 2016 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, humor, sarcasm
A fun and fast read! I thought this book would be full of dull humor, but it was actually quite funny! Santa was a consistent character - I think I liked him, he made a lot of sense ;) I wonder if all the letters were made up, or if they were actual letters to Santa (gosh, some of them were HORRIBLE - I hope I never wrote a letter to Santa like that)
Oct 20, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Susan by: Susan Ramsey
I loved the book. It's different than what I read. But with a little humor it was great. The book was about kids writing to Santa and Santa has a response to them all. You might not like them or you might find it funny. I feel that if you don't offend easy, it's a great book to read. It is also a fast read if you sit down and read it.
Stefan Percy
Jul 10, 2013 Stefan Percy rated it did not like it
You know, the gist of the book sounds like it would be entertaining but in my opinion, it failed miserably. I was really hoping it would be a read that would provide a few laughs. Yeah, I cracked a smile or two, maybe even a slight chuckle with a couple of them but buy and large, it was just plain terrible. Enjoy!
Rich Meyer
Oct 14, 2013 Rich Meyer rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Not even remotely funny, this is a one-gag book and that gag falls flat on its face simply for the fact that very few of the letters that "Santa" uses his sardonic responses on read like they were written by kids who would be still writing to the old Dodger. Very glad this was a library loan and not a purchase.
Oct 11, 2014 Darcy rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, holiday-books
This was a funny book, one where you can see yourself falling saying these same responses at times. While funny, this book is not politically correct and is even slightly offensive at times. If you have seen and loved the movie Bad Santa, this book will be right up your alley.
Jan 24, 2013 Erika rated it really liked it
If your vision of Santa is as someone who's heard it all, read it all and knows it all, this collection of "responses" to kids letters over the years.

If you prefer to think of Santa as a jolly old elf, forgiving and kind, you might want to give this one a miss.
Nov 27, 2010 Jodie rated it liked it
Just a good funny companion to the holidays. I love that there is a letter from a little boy whose las name is McNulty! That makes me happy. Funny, snide and what you want Santa to really say if you are in retail.
Dec 26, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedy
OK - This is the funniest holiday humor book in the world! It is my favorite book to grab out and read during the holidays to (adult) family and friends to get them laughing. I wish Santa were really like this!!!
Feb 19, 2010 Faz rated it it was amazing
Not appropriate for kids nor those with an innocent view of Santa Claus, but is a book I ready every year around Christmas and have passed it along to many others to enjoy (then give back!)
Dec 07, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was ok
This book has an interesting premise, Santa responding to letters that kids have written to him. However, the book is rather one note. Santa is mad, nasty and ready to take the kids down.
Meghann Round
May 22, 2013 Meghann Round rated it liked it
Funny to read what you sometimes think. It's nice to know that even Santa can be sassy sometimes. I did, however, feel terrible with some of the replies because the letters were sweet.

Sep 04, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious!! I haven't read all of the letters to Santa yet. However, the ones I've read so far and the response from Santa have been a riot!!
Dec 13, 2012 Bryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't as humorous as I'd hoped, but it nevertheless had some very funny spots.All I can say is, "You better not mess with Santa.
Mickey DeCicco
Dec 16, 2008 Mickey DeCicco rated it it was amazing
Shelves: just-for-fun
This book is too wrong for words. Santa responds very candidly to letters from the greediest and stupidest kids on his naughty list.
Feb 08, 2009 Lillian rated it it was amazing
beyond funny!!! Wonderful book for my more sarcastic friends :~)
Great book to have on the coffee table from about October on ...
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