Some believe that today’s generation is perhaps the most spoiled and entitled in history, which is certainly debatable, but if you want anecdotal evidence that kids were perhaps much less spoiled a few generations back, I humbly offer these unbelievably weird “letters to Santa” which were printed in South Carolina’s Abbeville Press and Banner in 1922.
These rural kids didn’t seem to have a whole lot of use for Santa and his promise of gifts—some, going so far as to call ole St. Nick a fraud and threatening him with violence. The few kids that don’t straight up call Santa out, ask him to leave presents for other kids who are worse off than them. Times were definitely different.
“I have a big dog in my yard to bite you if you come around this Christmas.”
Robert Jackson, the “Fighter of Church Street,” only eats raw meat. Abbeville, your kids are fuckin’ weird.
Maybe this kid was going for some kind of reverse psychology on Santa, or had some kind of martyr complex?
“If you come along we are going to rock you and kill a reindeer.”
This next kid is just trying to sabotage Christmas for some other kid on his street.
This kid just doesn’t wanna wear that suit.
This kid probably just needs a gun to protect himself from the Fighter of Church street.
Via: Chronicling America