Can Santa Cure Diseases and Stop Wars?

Posted by Santa Claus on November 29th, 2010

Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce

Quite a few people, young and old, make very special requests of the elves and me.  They will ask us to cure someone they love of a disease like cancer.  Some people will ask us if we can bring peace on Earth.

It makes us sad that people have to ask for help.  It makes us even sadder that we cannot help them.

You see, there is nothing that the elves and I would love to do more than to find a cure for all the diseases there are.  It’s just that, well, while us elves are really good at making toys and other Christmas presents, we just aren’t very good when it comes to medicine and laboratories.  I think that’s why we like making toys — because it’s the one thing we can do to make people happy, even if it’s not as important as finding a cure for diseases.

We do know there are lots of people working hard to cure diseases and make people feel better and that gives us lots of hope.

If you feel sad because someone you know has a terrible disease or if you are sad for any other reason, remember that you can always call the great people on our Help Line page.

There are many other things people ask us for that we cannot bring either, like peace on Earth and for wars to stop.

I did actually stop the Great War (or as it is known now, World War I) in 1914 for a very short while on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  The soldiers of the two sides even played a friendly game of football (soccer) for a while!  Sadly the Christmas Truce did not last and the war started again.

Everyone at the North Pole really wishes there was a lot more that we could do for people.  In the end however, I think that there are some things that people have to do for themselves.

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S.  Are you upset with the elves and me that we cannot cure diseases and stop wars?  (You can tell me here.  Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)


65 Responses to “Can Santa Cure Diseases and Stop Wars?”

  1. 65
    My friend Elise said:

    I wish can stop war Santa but you can’t but it is nice to give them presents:)

  2. 64
    My friend Sara said:

    Santa, I know that you can’t cure diseases and stop wars but I know actually we all know that you can TRY! Can’t you?

    Sara xx

  3. 63
    My friend Leah said:

    your right you can’t stop wars and what not. I think they’ll have to take some time off of fighting even though they are trying to save us. I would rather die than see them having to suffer.

  4. 62
    My friend stephanie said:

    i am glad i survied knomoanuia.from stephanie manley

  5. 61
    My friend stephanie said:

    i hate wars & sickness but i love chirstmas!!! xoxoxo!!!!from stephanie manley

  6. 60
    My friend stephanie said:

    i wish you could heal the papa died cancer.from stephanie manley.

  7. 59
    My friend Alejandra said:

    I wished you could stop Cancer for my grandparents TT.TT

  8. 58
    My friend Pauline said:

    Santa, I know it’s late. But my family stays up late some days. Sorry! :(
    I bet you’re dead tired from Christmas Eve! And Santa, you can do anything. If you believe you can do anything, it’s possible that you CAN do whatever.

  9. 57
    My friend grumpythe elf jake wiliams friend said:

    stop the wars.poor pepple

  10. 56
    My friend sydney said:

    hi there Santa i love you so much and i hope you got my letter i am getting so so so so BIG and i am leaving you a snack love you bye


  12. 55
    My friend jakayla said:

    yes if he talked with the goverment first becfause i belive he can stip wars and stuff like that

  13. 54
    My friend aurora said:

    my dads b day is on christmas day and he is dead pls try to tell him that i love him and ask him why he had to go without telling me that i love and good-bye

    love ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥,

    P.S.i love you so much i am leaving you milk and cookies and reindeer food and my nickname is (Rora), and (Rorie)

  14. 53
    My friend Stephanie said:

    Dear Santa,

    For Christmas what would you like?

    I hope you have been very good to Mrs Claus by: Cooking, Cleaning and give the Elfs a day off work.

    I writing a Good and Bad list as well so I will see if your good.

    Bye Santa

    Form Stephanie

  15. 52
    My friend Addison said:

    i love your christmas blog santa
    and merry Cristmas:)

  16. 51
    My friend Addison said:

    santa i love your christmas blog

  17. 50
    My friend noah said:

    i am not mad at you for not curing diseases.The elves and you cant cure cancer, that is a pretty difficult task.iam in 5th grade and we dont really realize what cancer is so we try to make the best of it and figure out what it means.In outher contries little girls and boys are all treated diffrent and taught diffrent,and hear more stuff then they should.I think you are really awosome. idont think you should ever stop what your doing because your the best.and my best friend caleb their family doesnt have alot of money so can you maybe get him a little gift that says to caleb from noah and santa he believes so dont worry love noah

  18. 49
    My friend ally said:


  19. 48
    My friend Leslie Ann Adams 18 said:

    Dear Santa Clotes is my Bestfriend in
    i wote for cherstmas is coming up i can not want for you to come

  20. 47
    My friend Leslie Ann Adams 18 said:


  21. 46
    My friend Leslie Ann Adams 18 said:

    i like cherstmas i wont A new Flate screen Tv in my Bedroom in A new Ridio
    in a new Cell phone Lap top cheger
    i like Rap music CD plaer in mike jones
    Akon baby Boy Sorgia Boy bow wow
    cheis Brown micheal jacksion

  22. 45
    My friend ryan said:

    my brother is going into the war soon. i hope that he changes his mind. i will miss him to much!:(

  23. 44
    My friend Samantha said:

    I hope you can do that.

  24. 43
    My friend Christine said:

    this is just sad wars are going on!*sob**sniff*

  25. 42
    My friend Daisy said:

    My dad has lung diease.

  26. 41
    My friend mahoganie said:

    I’m not upset mad or sad.

  27. 40
    My friend Junie said:

    Why would we be mad? Nobody can stop wars, unless the leaders choose to make up or somebody wins. It IS pretty sad to think that people are killing each other, but you gotta do what ya gotta do. I hope you have a good Christmas! Say hi to the elves, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer for me!

  28. 39
    My friend jake williams said:

    i really thinck that poor pepple must go somewere safe

  29. 38
    My friend d-r Ljubenova said:

    Stop the war! Children have the right to a happy childhood, but it is true, when their fathers were with them at home rather than war.

  30. 37
    My friend maddie said:

    hi santa my freinds dada in the war i feel sorry for her to bad sigh

  31. 36
    My friend kennedy said:

    You can do it,i know you can!

  32. 35
    My friend kennedy said:

    Santa, you can stop this horrible thing if we all work together and even the elfs are not even too small! WE CAN DO THIS!(WINK*)

  33. 34
    My friend Anonymous said:

    hey santa i really hate people hate it.i hate people dieing in wwars to it’s bad.can you stop it.i hope you can.i don’t like seeing people with’s bad they got to live with it

  34. 33
    My friend lily said:

    how do you cure worts?

  35. 32
    My friend kealan said:

    well i think that we should try more and more to stop this.

  36. 31
    My friend Cassidy Leone Hallaway said:

    dear santa how do you have the time to write this awesome blog when you have to watch so many naughty kids (like me?)

  37. 30
    My friend CatSnads said:

    That’s okay Santa. You do an amazing job of making toys for everyone all over the world.

  38. 29
    My friend Emily said:

    hi santa i’ve got a joke there was a slide it was a magic slide and anything you said while going down it you would land in at the bottom so there’s 3 people the 1st said diamonds 2nd person said pearls and the last person said weeeeeeeee and he landed in weee hehe

  39. 28
    My friend sara said:

    santa you are the best you bring joy to all the boys and girls and if there bad you do not give them any. that is good work well mary soon to come chrismas and a happy new year

  40. 27
    My friend livy said:

    i love the story about the people in world war 1 it is pretty touching.

  41. 26
    My friend Emay said:

    I think your right!!!

  42. 25
    My friend Taylormarie said:

    Dear Santa Claus, It isn’t your fault, we can’t cure diseases or stop wars either! Love Taylormarie

  43. 24
    My friend Ellie said:

    *Sigh* I Wish All Wars Could Stop too.
    Im Glad you try to spread joy in a way you can,Santa. Thanks a bunch! :D

  44. 23
    My friend Natalie said:

    Hey I like my gifts

  45. 22
    My friend Bethany said:

    I think its imposible for someone who spends his whole life in a freezing cold place, to cure dideases, stop wars and bring world peace (though it would be pretty amazing) all you can do for now is give them all your best and wish them a merry christmas :) i hope everyone has a WONDERFULL christmas and let go of ALL there worries :)


  46. 21
    My friend paige said:

    Hi santa I really like your blog I think
    it is amizing how you put lot’s of thing’s on your blog do you think i could make a blog too i like you santa
    i think your great i think your the best santa ever

  47. 20
    My friend Laurie said:

    Its very sad. It such a shame that things like that happen. :-(

  48. 19
    My friend Anonymous said:

    It is a shame thst you can’t cure diseases and stop wars. I wish that wars did not happen. People with diseases can live if they are positive and happy.

  49. 18
    My friend kroea said:

    dear santa even though you cant cure diseases or stop wars its ok because you and the elves do everything you can to make people happy because you always make me and my family and friends happy at christmas time so thankyou for everything you do for people in the world.lots of love kroea

  50. 17
    My friend Juliana said:

    I used to have one but I wasn’t sick I was 97 ad I was throwing up and I could not go to schoo because that stinking deisese!

  51. 16
    My friend katy said:

    thats so sad

  52. 15
    My friend Katie said:

    My brother has a disease and he always gets upset and my brothers dad is in the war

  53. 14
    My friend emily said:

    santa,ifeel very bad about what kids have to have in there life.i wish you and i could help the kids.hope you and the elfs have a merry chirstmas!p.s and all the kids love,emily

  54. 13
    My friend Jonah said:

    there is only one way for wars and diseases to stop jesus christ can stop them. Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. Merry CHRISTmas everybody.

  55. 12
    My friend Greg said:

    Santa you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. 11
    My friend tabatha said:

    it is so sad =( =(

  57. 10
    My friend Jim said:

    The Christmas Truce was indeed a miracle where over 110,000 soldiers on both sides decided to not fight, plain and simple. Some interesting facts: a great many of the truces lasted for several days, even weeks. One even lasted until Easter 1915! The soldiers in this section warned the soldiers opposite them whenever officers visited and ordered them to actually fight. Check out your school or public library for books on the TRUCE. If it happened once, it can happen again. Happy reading.

  58. 9
    My friend Emily said:

    I want war to stop to and i do really really want a cure for diseases. I hope one day it will happen.

  59. 8
    My friend Diarmaid said:

    Dear Santa my Grandad has a stroke. It’s really sad tht you can’t stop wars or cure diseases and i’m really sad that my Grandad can’t be cured . I think when they were playing football the that won won the war and be no deats or fights.

  60. 7
    My friend laura said:

    hi santa it very sad that war happens my grandad died in the war

  61. 6
    My friend Sonya said:

    Nobody can stop wars. It’s a pity? but it’s life.

  62. 5
    My friend Kelsie said:

    I am really sad that you can’t cure diseases because my friend has 2.

  63. 4
    My friend Kelsie said:

    That was really sad.

  64. 3
    My friend Brittany said:

    Santa I really wish you could you see my uncle just died from cancer and if you could have cured him but he is in a better place thanks for listening

  65. 2
    My friend emma said:

    hi santa how do we talk to each other and you reply i cant wait to christmas

  66. 1
    My friend caitlin said:

    hi santa i think it is really sad :( not because they ask for these things or that you cant help what i find sad :( is that these people actually have the diseases well xx bye xx see you on xmas eve (well i wont its just an expresion) :) :) ps: :) hope you enjoy the cookies you are left . :) !!!!!!!!

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