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Letters To Santa: Kids Ask For Jobs For Their Parents

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Thousands of children across the country send letters to Santa Claus every year with their Christmas wishes. But lately, some kids' letters have been a lot less whimsical: they want jobs for their parents.

A boy named Michael recently asked Santa to bring a job to his grandfather, reports Robert Samuels in an excellent story for the Miami Herald. Enclosed: grandpa's resume.

The Huffington Post wants to know: Are your kids asking Santa to bring you a job? Are you hoping Santa brings you one? Tell us about it! Email arthur@huffingtonpost.com.

A 13-year-old asked Santa to bring his mom some new clothes, reported Florida TV station WPLG on Thursday. A volunteer read the letter aloud: "There's only my mom's paycheck and it completely goes into rent and bills so we don't become homeless. Her car is old and broken."

The Chicago Sun-Times runs a program every year that allows readers to respond to needy kids' letters to Santa with a gift. This year, in a response to a story about a family whose 4-year-old daughter asked Santa for pajamas and a Touch and Feel book, a generous couple took the entire family on a shopping spree -- in a limo.

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