The phrase, "a sober man's thoughts are a drunk man's words" can be applied to children in that a child's thoughts are a child's words. Combine that unhinged, innocent spirit with a holiday that involves dozens of beautifully wrapped toys and an month long supply of candy, and you have a recipe for a very specific kind of charming disaster.
The tradition of taking children to sit on Santa's lap at the mall to tell him what they want for Christmas and get a photo of them screaming for next year's Christmas card is a longstanding one. So, when a recent Reddit user asked, "Mall Santas of Reddit, what's the weirdest thing a kid asked for Christmas?" Santas and elves everywhere were prepared to share their tales from the local Winter Wonderland display.