As is tradition, The News-Item presents the text of letters written by children and submitted to our annual Letters to Santa project. Santa, with help from legendary local radio DJ Tom Kutza, Listen to letters and Christmas music by clicking on Letters to Santa at newsitem.com.

Name: Haylee Snyder

Hometown: Shamokin

Age: 7

How are you doing today, and how are your elves? I hope you're ready for your big day. My name is Haylee and I am 7 years old from Shamokin. I would like a bouncy ball, iPod, a cell phone, Barbie car, babies, baby stroller, a bounce house, trampoline, balloons, and a boyfriend for Christmas. I love you and have a wonderful day! Let it snow.

Name: Khloe Snyder

Hometown: Shamokin

Age: 2

My name is Khloe Snyder and I am 2 years old from Shamokin. For Christmas I would like some baby dolls, a doll house, Minnie Mouse, and Elmo. I am so excited for Christmas, thank you Santa Claus! Tell Rudolph I said hi.

Name: Emily Paul

Hometown: Mount Carmel

Age: 7

My name is Emily Paul and I am 7 years old and live in Mount Carmel. I have been a good girl most of the time. I would like for Christmas a laptop, a leotard for gymnastics, the new real hair Lalaloopsy doll and many, many surprises. I love you and I will be counting down the days till you come to my house. Don't forget, I have an older sister named Haley and a brother named D.J. I will leave milk and cookies for you, and carrots for the reindeers. Love, Emily.

Name: D.J Paul

Hometown: Mount Carmel

Age: 4

My name is D.J Paul and I am 4 years old. I live in Mount Carmel. I have been a good help to my Mommy, Daddy and my Mam-Mam! I am so excited that Christmas Is almost here. I would like for Christmas my own iPad, lots of trucks and cars, a new dump truck for when I go camping and lots of surprises. I am gonna leave you cookies and milk and carrots for the reindeers. Love, D.J

Name: Chase Higgins

Hometown: Elysburg

Age: 8

My name is Chase. This year for Christmas I would like a laptop, a bigger tent, a football jersey, sneakers, wrestling clothes, Under Armour pants, socks, clothes and sweatshirts. I would like pajamas, Wii football games, Tooth Tunes and treats for my dogs Ben and Maggie. Thanks, Chase

Name: Luke Gubernot

Hometown: Easton

Age: 9

My name is Luke Gubernot. I am 9 years old and live in Easton. I have been a good boy this year and for Christmas I would like the following: "NCAA Football 2014" for Xbox, "Madden NFL 25" for Xbox, "NBA 2K14" for Xbox, Oregon Ducks jersey No. 8 or 6, Oregon Duck pillow pet, Oregon Duck clothing, a Northface Jacket and new sneakers.I will leave some milk, cookies and soupies for you, and carrots for your reindeer. Thank you, Santa! Love, Luke

Name: Reese Gubernot

Hometown: Easton

Age: 6

My name is Reese Gubernot and I am 6 years old and live in Easton.I have been a good girl this year and for Christmas I would like: a Barbie Doll Dreamhouse, a talking Barbie, a new bike, "The Little Mermaid" on DVD, "Just Dance 4," Crayola Marker Maker and some clothes for me and my doll. I will leave some milk, cookies and soupies for you and some carrots for the reindeer. Love, Reese

Name: Savanah Rayne Jones

Age: 7

This year I have been a good girl. I'm trying really hard. The first thing I want to wish for is that, even though he isn't here, to tell my brother Merry Christmas. He is in Heaven with Jesus, my Grandma and two pop-pops and many others I love. For me, I really would like Kawaii Crush dolls, My Little Pony, Ever After High dolls, WWE men and divas, Hello Kitty, Monster High and clothes. I know it's a lot, but mommy is going to help me go through my toys and give them to someone else who doesn't have any and needs them. Thank you, Santa, for all your hard work and the elves, too!

Name: Aidan Marsh

Age: 6

My name is Aidan Marsh. I am 6 years old. Here is my Christmas list: new WWE wrestlers, movable football players, "Planes" on DVD, PlayStation 3 and games, flat-screen TV, a WWE wrecking brawl playset; "The Croods," "Bolt" and "Monster's University" on DVD and the Scooby-Doo Mystery Mine board game. I also want other boys and girls to have a nice Christmas. I have tried very hard to be a good boy this year. Merry Christmas, Santa.

Name: Jordyn

Age: 1

My name is Jordyn and I am 1 year old. My mommy and daddy said I was a good girl this year. I would like a Jeep, Elmo toys and Minnie Mouse toys. I can't wait to leave you and Rudolph cookies and milk.

Name: Hannah Schaeffer

Hometown: Shamokin

Age: 9

Hi, my name is Hannah Schaeffer. I am 9 years old. For Christmas this year I would like a pink electric scooter and I would also like a Crayola Crayon Melt N' Mold factory. Also, I would like a pink three-subject notebook with some new purple mechanical pencils with extra lead. I hope you are all safe on Christmas Eve. Thank you. 

Name: Katie Schaeffer

Hometown: Shamokin

Age: 4

Hi, my name is Katherine Schaeffer, but my family calls me Katie. I am 4 years old and I have been a good girl this year. This year I would like a purple hair brush and a pig stuffed animal, and could you bring some new books for my big sister, Angel? She loves to read. I will go to sleep good on Christmas Eve. I hope you and your reindeer and elves and Mrs. Claus are all healthy. Be safe on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas!

Name: Greg Stump

Hometown: Gordon

Age: 3

My name is Greg and I am 3 years old. I live in Gordon. I hope you had a good year. My little sister, Ella, and I have tried to be good this year and not fight too much. For Christmas this year, I would like some Mickey Mouse toys and a Thomas the Tank Engine train track. Ella would like some Little People toys and a new doll. Please bring something for my Mommy and Daddy, and my dog, Alfred. We will leave you some chocolate-chip cookies and milk and carrots for the reindeer. Please say "hi" to Rudolph for us!

Name: Amelia "Mimi" Quinn Karycki

Age: 2

This is my first time writing to you. I am 2 years old and really excited for Christmas this year! My big brother, Max, is helping me write my list. We picked out a lot of really cool things, but I'll just tell you what I really want. I would like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and weapon. It doesn't matter which turtle, because I like them all. I would also like a Jeep to ride around town in. I would also like some Play-Doh. I would like to get a football jersey like my brother so I can play games with him. I really want a bow and arrow, a new sword and a Nerf gun. Thank you so much, Santa! I hope you have a safe trip and enjoy the holidays. I will help my brother get your snacks ready on Christmas Eve and we'll leave something special for Rudolph, too. XOXO, Amelia

Name: Max Karycki

Age: 5

It's been a whole year since the last time I wrote. My name is Max Karycki, I am 5 years old and I am in kindergarten. There are a few things on my list this year that I would like to tell you about. First on my list is a go-cart! It's the one thing I really, really would like. I hope that I have been "nice" enough this year to receive a fast and awesome go-cart. The next thing I am asking for is a "Big Red" football helmet and a red mouth guard. I would like them so that I can look like a Red Tornado football player. I would also like to ask for a play bow and arrow. Maybe my little sister could get one, too, so that we can play together. I hope everything is going good at the North Pole. Be careful on your long trip this year. I'll make sure to leave you something tasty to munch when you stop by. My dad made a lot of soupies this year, and I remembered how much you liked them. Merry Christmas to you, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and the rest of the gang. Sincerely, Max

Name: Sophie Haupt

Hometown: Shamokin

Age: 6

My name is Sophie Haupt. I live on the Lower Road in Shamokin and I am 6 years old. I want to thank you for everything you brought me last year. I started kindergarten this year and I'm doing very good. This year I would like to ask for an Easy Bake Oven, Monster High stuff, a Furby, princess socks, FurReal friends (a cat), a slushie maker, a butterfly, a drum set ( I didn't get it last year but I still want it), a gumball machine and a journal. I want to wish you and Mrs. Claus a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I would also like to wish everyone everywhere the same. Thank you and love to all, Sophie.

Name: Blake Harris

Hometown: Shamokin

Age: 10

Hi, this is Blake Harris at lower road in Shamokin. I am 10 years old. Christmas is here again and I have so many things to be thankful for. Thank you for all my things last year. I've been a very good boy. This year I would like to have "Legend of Zelda" for my Wii. I would like some video games for my Wii and Xbox360. I would like to have a controller for my Xbox. I would also like some Duck Dynasty stuff, a Duck Dynasty pillow with Phil saying "happy, happy, happy," the "Duck the Halls" CD and some clothes with the Duck Dynasty crew. I want to wish you and Mrs. Claus a very merry Christmas and a happy, happy, happy New Year. I also want to wish all my family and friends and my pets a wonderful and great new year. Have a safe trip. Love, Blake.

Name: Alyvia Williams 

How is everyone at the North Pole? We are all ready for Christmas. I wonder what I'm going to get for Christmas? I hope I get a Furby Boom. I have been asking my mom and dad all year long. I hope my brother, Brady, gets what he wants, too. And tell Mrs. Claus and all the elves I said hello, and I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love, Alyvia.

Name: Brian Knarr Jr

Age: 5

My name is Brian Knarr Jr. I am 5 years old. I have been a good boy. I would like to ask for a few things for Christmas. A new real toy kitchen, a new garbage truck, a set of Grossables, "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" video game, a green game paddle, a slushie maker, a puppy hat that the ears pop up, Uncle Grandpa TV show, helicopter hats (green, orange, purple), water gun, a Minion, toy food, toy vacuum cleaner, Operation Simpsons board game, a dog puzzle, a new helicopter, wooden blocks, a tractor, a scary pumpkin shirt. My big sister McKenzie is 13 and would like for Christmas: makeup, nifty scarves and printed leggings. Our other wish is to have my Mam and Pap back for Christmas. Thank you, Santa, I will be leaving cookies and milk for you. Love, Brian.

Name: Chase Dampman

Age: 7

My name is Chase Dampman. I am 7 years old. I have been a good boy and would like to ask for some presents: A Skylanders SWAP Force for Wii, "Mario Kart 7" game for Nintendo 3DS, a Fire Kraken Skylander, a Gill Grunt Skylander, a Spyro Skylander, a Rattle Shake Skylander, a Camo Skylander, a Wash Buckler Skylander, a Light Core Skylander and a Skylanders case. Thank you, Chase.

Name: Corey Pogash

Hometown: Saint Clair

Age: 8

My name is Corey Pogash and I am 8 years old. I am in second grade. I always do my best in school and I really love Cub Scouts. I have tried to be a good boy this year. For Christmas, I would like Star Wars figures, a Star Wars Lego set, new Nerf guns and new snow gear, because I love playing in the snow. For Daddy, I'd like him to get a new pot and pan set because he is such a good cook. For Stacy, I'd like her to get a fairy figurine. For Taylor, I want her to get a heart necklace, and, for Brandon, some Sonic figures. For my Mom, I'd like her to get a Christmas ornament from me that says "I Love You." For Sharon, I'd like to get her a new Penn State Nittany Lion statue and for Kevin, he wants the game "Killzone." I hope you and the reindeer are doing good. Daddy and I will be out tying to look for you. We will leave you cookies and milk, and apples and water for the reindeer. I want to make sure you and the reindeer have lots of energy so you can make it to everyone's houses. Merry Christmas, Santa. Love, Corey.

Name: Landen McCracken

Age: 2

My name is Landen McCracken and I am 2 years old. I have been a very good boy this year because I listen to my mommy and daddy. I would like anything "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" movies, things to build and surprises. I will leave you treats and I won't forget Rudolph and your other reindeer. Love, Landen.

Name: Ronaldo

Hometown: Hazleton

Age: 6

Hi, my name is Ronaldo and for Christmas I would like a new coat size middle, clothes, size 8 for pants and for shirts size 8 or medium. I would also like a pair of skates, size 13. I will be waiting for you with some milk and cookies. Thank you, Santa.

Name: Charity Reigles

Hometown: Kulpmont

Age: 11

My name is Charity. I am 11 from Kulpmont and have been a good girl, and for Christmas I would like a white iPhone, clothes, shoes, mini flat-screen TV, a trampoline, an Xbox or PlayStaion 2 or 3, Wii games, a mini fridge, iPhone cases, a green Jansport backpack, art stuff, a bracelet loom with rubber bands, makeup, Vera Bradley, headbands from Under Armour, a charger for a motor scooter, and money. Please bring me some and I will leave you milk and cookies. You are a great person and I love you.

Name: Brianna Reigles

Hometown: Kulpmont

Age: 7

I have been a good girl and for Christmas I would like: Hello Kitty stuff, a remote-control plane, makeup, a tablet, clothes, shoes, toy tools, any kind of animal toys, jewelry, new earrings and toys for my two girl dogs, Sophie and Bella. I am from Kulpmont and I'm 7 years old. P.S: I will leave your deer veggies, and milk and cookies for you. Thank you. I love you.

Name: Nina Wilk

Hometown: Coal Township

Age: 8

This year I want a Stuffy, a Flippy and an iPod. I hope you have a nice Christmas, and I hope you had a nice year. We're going to leave you muffins this year because my Mom said you probably get sick of cookies. Please bring all my brothers something nice, too.

Name: Emily Morris

How are you doing? How is Mrs. Claus? I have been a very a good girl. I am in first grade this year and I am having a lot of fun. I have my first student teacher this year and she is very nice. There are a few things I would like you to bring me for Christmas, if you can: I would like a Jeep and a camper for my American Girl dolls, and the new American Girl doll Saige, the Disney Frozen Castle and Ice Palace, a Tummy Stuffer, new school supplies for my playroom and new pajamas. Can you please bring a Derek Jeter ornament with a number two on it and a picture with all of the Yankees for my Daddy? For my Pap-Pap, can you please bring him bananas? He really likes them. What kind of cookies would you like me to bake you this year? Merry Christmas to you and everyone at the North Pole, and all of my family and friends.

Name: Logan Klase

Hometown: Mount Carmel

Age: 3

My name is Logan and I'm 3 years old. I have been a good boy this year. How are you and the reindeer? I am very excited for Christmas this year. For Christmas this year I would like toy cars, Sponge Bob and Mickey Mouse movies, clothes, and monster trucks. Also, please bring my brother, Jasper, some stuff too. I will leave cookies for you on Christmas eve. I love you, Santa.

Name: Jasper Klase

Hometown: Mount Carmel

Age: 2

My name is Jasper and I'm 2 years old. I have been a very good boy this year and I can't wait for Christmas. How are Mrs. Claus and the elves? Are the you and the reindeer ready for Christmas? For Christmas this year I would like race cars, choo-choo trains and Spiderman. Can you please bring my brother, Logan, some presents too? I will leave you some cookies and milk. I love you, Santa.