Kiwi kids' Christmas wishlist to Santa video

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Students from Marian Catholic School talk about Christmas

The trees are up, the stockings are hung, the Christmas season has begun.

But before Santa takes his trip there is one more thing left to do... write a letter with a clue. 

The wee ones at the Marian Catholic Primary School in Hamilton spent Monday morning scribbling a few pleasantries to the man in red  before getting to their wish list. 

This letter is one of thousands of letters sent to NZ Post.
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This letter is one of thousands of letters sent to NZ Post.

Carter Wisnewski-Rowe, 7, would really like a remote-control helicopter to fly around his house. 

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There's already a big box under his family's Christmas tree that he thinks could be Lego. 

Letters to Santa
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Letters to Santa

"I saw it in the wrapping paper, it looks like a Lego box. It's a rectangle shape and it's long."

Riley McChesney, 7, is going to leave out a bit of wine and some cookies for Santa when he stops in. 

He asked for a stuffed toy bunny. 

Marian Catholic School kids show off their letters to Santa.
(from left) Heidi Maarhurs, Carter Wisenewski-Rowe, Ava ...
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Marian Catholic School kids show off their letters to Santa. (from left) Heidi Maarhurs, Carter Wisenewski-Rowe, Ava Wade, Keilana Lee, Riley McChesney and Hannah Middleton.

Keilana Lee's letter to Santa was longer than most.

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The seven-year-old wasn't just asking for presents for herself, she had a long list requesting something for each of her family members. 

"For my mum, for her to have some more jewellery and for my dad a new surfboard and for my aunty, for her to have some new makeup."

Thousands of letters and postcards for Santa have arrived at New Zealand Post, ready to be delivered to Santa already.

More than 18,000 digital postcards have been sent to Santa and more than 40,000 letters from individuals and schools, according to NZ Post.  

There's a bit of a wheels theme in this year's present requests with remote control cars, monster trucks, bikes and scooters all featuring highly. Electronic toys and devices are popular, including tablets, gaming consoles and phones.

Pets also feature on the wish lists, including requests for a monkey, a penguin and a pony - though it has to be a pony that doesn't kick.

 - Stuff

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