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

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

by Santa Claus

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ISBN-13: 9780786741052
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Santa Claus is a cranky old guy who has stayed in the game long past his prime. Please don't visit him at the North Pole.

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Santa Responds: He's Had Enough...and He's Writing Back! 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
ScrapEtta on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Nice and sarcastic. Just how I would be if I were Santa receiving letters every year from kids begging for things. I found this book funny-I laughed out loud at times, thinking of kids that I've known who fit the person who 'sent' the letter. I would say this book would make a great holiday gift for that sarcastic friend in your life.
tracyfox on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Well-suited for those who count Bad Santa and The Ref among their Christmas classics, this collection of letters from Santa shows how he really feels. Lashing out at kiddies who haven't been good at all, bootlickers attempting to curry favor and greedy goblins of all political stripes, adult fans of black humor are certain to find something to amuse.
Jacey25 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
The absolute perfect antidote for the holiday season. Only read this if you have a dark sense of humor (very dark). I laughed and read this book aloud to other people (who then looked at me as though I was a horrible person). This is my new holiday classic! Very highly reccomended
tapestry100 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
A comical look at what would happen if Santa finally snapped under the pressure and instead of bringing kids the presents that they asked for, instead delivered letters back telling these kids exactly what's on Santa's mind. This is not the milk-drinking, cookie-eating, Coca-Cola-guzzling Santa of our youths (one look at the cover will tell you that!). This is a jaded, blunt, angry Santa who is tired of being under-appreciated over the years.Both the letters from the kids as well as Santa's responses are presented here for your reading pleasure. With the kids letters on the left and Santa's on the right, the reader is given a first hand look at what Santa really thinks about the kids who write to him and about what they think they can get away with asking for.If you are looking for a book that is chockablock with high-class humor, you'll have to move right along passed this one; but if you are looking for something that is just downright funny and in many cases probably considered un-PC, this just might be the book for you.
NovelBookworm on LibraryThing 27 days ago
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 wow....is he pissed!This book is filled with "letters" to Santa and Santa's hysterical replies. If Santa's responses don't make you laugh out loud, then you are a Grinch, or maybe an anti-Grinch. Some of Santa's responses include:Dear Paige,When did you turn into such a little bitch?Your friend,SantaThis was the response to a two and half page demand letter sent by a particularly rotten little girl. Succinct and straightforward, Santa cuts through the conventions of society and really "tells it like it is". Which makes this reader respond..."Go Santa!!"Funny book....but keep it out of the hands of your youthful believers. It's waaaay to hard to explain this type of humor to them!!
wbarker on LibraryThing 27 days ago
(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 the book back and forth, reading the children's letters and how Santa responded to them out loud. I've never had a better time during dinner! This is the perfect gift for someone with a great sense of humor, or someone who needs one! It would also be great after a long day of work, or holiday shopping - just grab a cocktail and start reading - your day will instantly get better! As I learned this evening, this book is also a perfect ice breaker for a gathering - just make sure there are no kids who still believe in Santa, because just like the picture on the cover - this Santa isn't your normal "ho, ho, ho" jolly old Saint Nick, but rather a blunt pot-bellied, tattooed, cigar-smoking, drinking, cursing (not too bad) Santa who is finally telling kids exactly what he thinks!Extended Review:You've simply got to get this book this holiday season! If for some reason it offends you - I apologize, but I don't expect it to offend anyone. My parents were here when we read it out loud, and if anyone would have been offended, it would have been my Mom, who took everything in stride and laughed as much as the rest of us! While you are at it, pick up a copy for someone else who deserves a good laugh!Characters: Santa is hilarious! He's pulling out all the stops and telling kids what the reality of the situation is!Story-Line: This book is full of letters written by children to Santa, and his responses. Please note that it is NOT a book I would read to a child who still believes in Santa, or any child at all, as it is certainly filled with adult humor.Readability: I found the book easy to read. One note here is that the kid's letters are in different fonts, and some really look like kids handwriting, which can get a bit tricky in some situations (think of the suggested cocktail above).Overall: A holiday MUST HAVE this year, especially with the economic fears - everyone needs to laugh about something!
leadmomma on LibraryThing 27 days ago
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.
detailmuse on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Prospective readers are forewarned about the tone of Santa Responds by the back-cover copy: ¿Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he¿s pissed.¿ Inside, the Santa who responds to approximately 60 children¿s Christmas letters is also hyper-critical, cynical, and mean.The book itself has a pleasing design: a slim hardcover with the children¿s letters printed on notebook paper in a variety of ¿handwritten¿ fonts, and Santa¿s replies typed on his official letterhead stationary. But the content left me cold -- repetitive, minimally clever, never funny -- especially in doses beyond a few pages at a sitting. That said, I would recommend this book to fans of insult comedy, a la Don Rickles or Kathy Griffin.
Wrighty on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Upon first glance, this small hardcover book has an attractive cartoon Santa on the cover. But on closer inspection you can see that this isn't the Santa we all know. This version has his big belly hanging out of his short sleeved shirt with a tattoo on his bicep peeking out. He's smoking a cigar, drinking scotch and using his laptop. This gives you a good indication of what is to come. This is not a Christmas book written for kids. Inside are letters that are suppose to be written by children. On the left hand page is a letter to Santa in kid's hand writing on notebook paper. On the right hand side is a response to each letter. There is a cute Santa and his reindeer logo at the top from Santa Enterprises, North Pole. Santa's answers are for grown ups. Some are funny, some are rude, some are down right obnoxious but that is the intention. I would qualify this as more of a joke book. Thanks to Shelfari and Running Press for a copy of this book.
blufordgill2 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This might work as a yankee swap gift for a rowdy group. The book consists of letters to santa with his responses back. I was expecting the letters to santa to be funny and depicting things that kids would actually ask. The book instead to make most of the letter writers inlikable and santa sarcastic and mean. Good concept but not what I expected.
Ti99er on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Santa gets letters from kids every year, but he never actually responds to them right? Wrong, apparently this year Santa decided to write back, and, well, he¿s kinda mean. Anyway there are a few laughs, but it isn¿t a ¿laugh out loud like a bowl full of jelly¿ kind of read. This is probably why no author took credit for this work and simply published it under Santa Claus. The only reason I mooched it was because it was a Library Thing recommendation, I can¿t say I second this.
TheBoltChick on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Ever wonder how Santa handles all the letters kids write to him? Well this year he has had enough already! This book is a collection of letters to Santa and his very bitter reponses. I laughed out loud repeatedly throughout this short, enjoyable read. If you are looking for a heartwarming Christmas story, this is definitely not the right book. But if you like your holiday with a big serving of satire, you have to pick this up!
LisaLynne on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This was a lot of fun! I passed it around and the family read their favorite bits aloud after Christmas dinner. If you're like me and reach your breaking point with all the Christmas treacle, you'll enjoy this bracing bit of holiday vinegar.
ForeignCircus on LibraryThing 27 days ago
I knew I would love this book from the subtitle alone: "He's had enough and he's writing back!" Basically, this book is a set letters from kids and the snarky reponses from a grouchy, overworked Santa tired of dealing with striking elves, ungrateful children, and oatmeal raisin cookies. If you are looking for something to cut the sweetness of the holiday hype, then this is the book for you. It is certainly a must-read for anyone who has ever been one of Santa's helpers- if I was convulsed with laughter, I can only imagine how those who have dealt with such requests would respond.This book would make a great stocking stuffer; though you are unlikely to read the whole thing in one sitting, you can certainly count on a laugh anytime you open it up to read a letter or two. I'm giving it four stars because there are a few places where the humor of the kids' letters felt a bit forced, but if these letters are actual letters written by real children, then the rating goes up to a definite five stars!
Gwennie1 More than 1 year ago
Heard 101.5 fm radio talking about this book while I was frantically making Christmas cookies. I just had to have this book. After reading some of the letters, I order more copies to have for next year to give to my family and friends. This book is hysterically funny and the answers from Santa to kids letters are things we have all thought of saying!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book for adults. This book sits on the coffee table for guests to read around Christmas time. The book is a great conversational piece and always gets people reading their favorite letters to Santa out loud. Definitely good for a laugh.
trekbaby716 More than 1 year ago
If+all+you+want+are+a+few+short+stories+and+the+only+tears+you+wabt+to+shed+are+from+laughter%2C+then+this+is+your+book.+There+were+times+I+had+to+stop+and+share+with+others.+
Alicek More than 1 year ago
Santa responds to letters he receives and says some things we wish we could say...fun!
JenniferTX More than 1 year ago
I had expected it to be funnier. But it did still provide many laughs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As other reviews stated, this book is not for the easily offended. However, if you want a very entertaining and quick holiday read (that is anything but politically correct), this is a winner. I've finished 1/3 or the book and want so badly to finish the rest but I'm making myself wait until I need a good laugh after being stressed with the upcoming holiday chaos. The book is a great gift for anyone with a cynical sense of humor. I'll be buying quite a few to give out this Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Santa Responds is a highly entertaining book that I recommend for anyone looking for a good laugh. I bought this book for my husband, who is not much of a reader, and he loved the book and actually finished it. After listening to him laughing so hard that he had tears in his eyes I decided to read the book myself. I have to say that I was also laughing hysterically and have recommended it to friends as a gift idea. I will be giving this book out next Christmas.

One note: This book is NOT FOR CHILDREN and does have some language that could offend people.
wbarker More than 1 year ago
(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 the book back and forth, reading the children's letters and how Santa responded to them out loud. I've never had a better time during dinner! This is the perfect gift for someone with a great sense of humor, or someone who needs one! It would also be great after a long day of work, or holiday shopping - just grab a cocktail and start reading - your day will instantly get better! As I learned this evening, this book is also a perfect ice breaker for a gathering - just make sure there are no kids who still believe in Santa, because just like the picture on the cover - this Santa isn't your normal "ho, ho, ho" jolly old Saint Nick, but rather a blunt pot-bellied, tattooed, cigar-smoking, drinking, cursing (not too bad) Santa who is finally telling kids exactly what he thinks!

Extended Review:
You've simply got to get this book this holiday season! If for some reason it offends you - I apologize, but I don't expect it to offend anyone. My parents were here when we read it out loud, and if anyone would have been offended, it would have been my Mom, who took everything in stride and laughed as much as the rest of us! While you are at it, pick up a copy for someone else who deserves a good laugh!

Characters: Santa is hilarious! He's pulling out all the stops and telling kids what the reality of the situation is!

Story-Line: This book is full of letters written by children to Santa, and his responses. Please note that it is NOT a book I would read to a child who still believes in Santa, or any child at all, as it is certainly filled with adult humor.

Readability: I found the book easy to read. One note here is that the kid's letters are in different fonts, and some really look like kids handwriting, which can get a bit tricky in some situations (think of the suggested cocktail above).

Overall: A holiday MUST HAVE this year, especially with the economic fears - everyone needs to laugh about something!
24girl More than 1 year ago
The book realy did make me laugh out loud in parts. Some of the responses are too funny, especially the one liners. My favorite features a 3 page letter from Paige and Santa's response is "Dear Paige, When did you turn into such a little bit**? Your Friend, Santa"

The one thing that keeps me from rating the book higher than 3 stars is the fact that after the first few letters, Santa's responses start to become too similiar. I would have liked a little more variety but otherwise I do recommend picking this one up. And just in case you were unsure, this is not a children's book.