PARENTING
12/21/2011 06:03 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2012

Children's Messages For Santa (VIDEO)

Jimmy Kimmel made a huge splash with his video mash-up of kids reactions to terrible presents. But, parents don't need to trick their children into being cute about Christmas.

Just mention Santa Claus, and make sure you have your camera ready. When asked to relay a message to the big man in red, these children apologized for past behavioral indiscretions, also questioned his superpowers and asked for all sorts of unexpected holiday gifts. Like, beer.

"You want Santa Claus to bring you beer?" a toddler's mom says. Yes, he has already been conditioned to ask for a cold one with his "pizza to eat."

Happy holidays!

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BEFORE YOU GO

A more traditional way to ask Santa for things, of course, is by writing him a letter. Here are some of the cutest wish lists from kids of AOL/HuffPost Staffers:

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