Santa Claus is sitting at his desk, writing names on the Naughty and Nice lists

How Santa decides who should be on the Naughty and Nice Lists

11th December 2023

I've got some secrets to share with you about how I decide who's on the Naughty and Nice lists. Are you excited? I know I am!

Now, you see, my marvellous elves and I are always watching over everyone throughout the year. We have a magical way of keeping an eye on all the boys and girls around the world. We pay attention to the kindness and good deeds that warm our hearts.

Firstly, being kind to others is very important. If you share your toys, help your friends, and listen to your parents and teachers, that's a big thumbs up! It's like sprinkling a little extra Christmas magic on your name or achieving a Class DoJo point!

But, if you're not so nice and you end up on the Naughty list, don't worry too much. We all make mistakes, and there's always time to make things right. Apologising and trying to be better is the best way to get back on the Nice list, so if you have been naughty recently, why not go and apologise and make up for it now?

The Naughty List
The definitive Naughty List, used by Santa Claus!

Have you been put on the Naughty List?

Another thing I look for is how you treat your pets. Being gentle and loving towards animals is a sure way to land on the Nice list. Remember, Rudolph and his reindeer pals are part of my extended family, and they love kindness just as much as I do!

Now, here's the biggest secret of all – the power of saying 'please' and 'thank you.' Manners make everything merrier! When you use those magic words, it puts a big smile on my face, and you'll find your name shining brightly on the Nice list.

So, my dear little ones, keep spreading joy, kindness, and a sprinkle of magic wherever you go. Santa and his team are always cheering you on, and we can't wait to deliver the most wonderful gifts to all the good boys and girls on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to you all!

The Nice List
The definitive Nice List, used by Santa Claus!

Or are you still on the Nice list?