Santa’s Red Hat

Posted by Santa Claus on December 4th, 2011

Santa Claus' famous red hat and snowball

Santa's red hat

It is fun to work here at the North Pole.  We all love it.  But sometimes it can be hard for the elves.

Do you know what it’s like to feel like you are not good enough?  Well sometimes our elves feel that way too.

One day I checked on the elves making toys.  There were elves making toy robots with red lights.  There were other elves making shiny flutes and drums.  Great work!

Then, I saw Mouse the Littlest Elf sitting in the corner all alone.  She looked so sad!

I asked her what was wrong.  She told me that she had tried to make a shiny robot with the other elves.  It was too hard.  The buttons would not work.

She told me she tried to make a flute.  But it would not make a sound.

Mouse looked so sad.

“You don’t have to be good at making those toys, Mouse!”  I said.  “What do you like to make?  What things make you smile?”

Mouse thought about it. Then she showed me the scarf she had on.

“Well, I made this, but it’s just a scarf.”  It was a very nice, red scarf.  It looked very warm.  It had puffy white balls on the ends like snowballs.

“That’s great!”  I said.  “In fact, I need something warm for my head while I fly!”  Mouse smiled a great big smile and told me that she could help me!

From that day on, Mouse makes me a new red hat with a white puff like a snow ball, for every Christmas.  And she is wonderful at her job!

And now you know why I wear my famous red hat!

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S.  What is something you are good at?  What makes you smile?  You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people have written!


140 Responses to “Santa’s Red Hat”

  1. 1
    My friend Becca said:

    I can’t believe that’s why Santa wears his red hat! I never knew!

  2. 2
    My friend Katie said:


  3. 3
    My friend Eliah-mae said:

    Dear santa
    love ya red hat the fluffyness

  4. 4
    My friend Shannon said:

    Having fun makes me smile. For instance using my sewing kit . ( it teaches me 2 sew!)I also like trying to knit the scarf you left me last christmas! ( not that i can knit it )

  5. 5
    My friend Lainey said:

    I’m good at dancing. I’m kinda good at skating but not that good. I’m good at being helpful and kind. Sometimes I can be good at telling jokes.

  6. 6
    My friend Julia said:

    I’m good at drawin.Just yesterday I drew a nutcracker that looked real!

  7. 7
    My friend Glen said:

    Wow santa i sure wish i was you!

  8. 8
    My friend megan said:

    i know how u feel my brother is so mean to me and is hard work

  9. 9
    My friend sydney said:

    dear santa your hat is so cool i love it i wish i had one just like it love sydney

  10. 10
    My friend hailie-emily-marie-south said:

    hi i love your hat i wore a santa hat yesterday becuse i was on the burks fall skating club float it was fun


  12. 11
    My friend sukrtii said:

    wow i never knew that

  13. 12
    My friend aubreee said:

    sometimes i feel like my parents like my brother more than me

  14. 13
    My friend madison said:

    aw. poor elves everyone of them is worth it!

  15. 14
    My friend erin said:


  16. 15
    My friend erin said:


  17. 16
    My friend Xavier said:

    I felt that way too last week at the funeral home when mommy died. all the adults kept telling me i coudnt do something becuse i was to litle. finaly aunt dodi told me i cold stand with her to welcome peple and tel them abot mi mommy. they rele liked lisening to my stories and it made me feel beter talking about mommy.

  18. 17
    My friend paola said:

    i love you

  19. 18
    My friend EvaMarie said:

    So that’s why you wear a red hat!

  20. 19
    My friend Ciara said:

    I am glad to hear that Mouse found something he is good at. :) I am good at soccer. I play goalie and forward. O<:D )

  21. 20
    My friend Brooke said:

    We got our christmas tree out today

  22. 21
    My friend shy-heim said:

    you are very nice

  23. 22
    My friend HELENNA said:

    i am great at singing

  24. 23
    My friend maggie said:

    Why cant santa wear a blue hat or any other color hat

  25. 24
    My friend Rubyanne said:

    Santa i hope you can bring me back my baby cat Po….<3

  26. 25
    My friend Alynna said:

    HEY SANTA! It’s me again! I LOVE your stories! And I love you too!

  27. 26
    My friend Bodie said:

    Dear Santa,
    One thing is… Well, I am good at alot of things like sports, games we make up (sometimes), maybe board games. Thats all I can think of. What are some things your good at?


  28. 27
    My friend Ariana said:

    I love santa

  29. 28
    My friend Julianna said:

    i always wondered who made your hat. . .Of course, now i know that mouse the elf did!

  30. 29
    My friend Julianna said:

    i always wondered who made your hat. . .Muse made it!

  31. 30
    My friend Julianna said:

    Mouse made your hat? I never knew!

  32. 31
    My friend victoria said:

    say hi for me to Bucky

  33. 32
    My friend Ava said:

    Dear Santa,
    I am good at coloring and I will leave a picture for you!
    Merry Christmas Santa!

  34. 33
    My friend Gretta said:

    Dear Santa,
    I am good at making cookies, and keeping my room clean.
    Merry Christmas Santa!

  35. 34
    My friend Zoe said:

    I’m good at writing. I am 4 years old, and I write my name and other words.

  36. 35
    My friend Samantha said:

    I’m glad Mouse is able to help out and feel better about herself :) Everyone is good at something!

  37. 36
    My friend Skyler said:

    Hi most of my friends at school say that they dont beleve you. But i say that that is’nt true.I belive you santa claws! MERRY CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAWS!.

  38. 37
    My friend Kerri-Anne said:

    I never really knew why you had a hole suite. maybe the next time you tell a story like this you should tell about the suite so we know the whole thing instead of just the hat?

  39. 38
    My friend Madison said:

    That’s great one day I hope I can wear it

  40. 39
    My friend victoria said:

    Santa this year i want to see your face on Christmas then you can sprinkle me with magical dust and i won’t R ember that way i have the best Christmas in the world:)

  41. 40
    My friend MC said:

    I’m good at singing and dancing. I’m mostly good at ballet and singing. I sing about my feelings and sometimes songs just pop in my head. It is cool because whenever I have a cool idea and it is quiet time I sing it out loud and I just want to be alone to sing it.

  42. 41
    My friend Anthony said:

    I am good at helping people.

  43. 42
    My friend Britney said:

    When I scrapbook with my grandma, it makes me smile!

  44. 43
    My friend ruby said:

    drawing, beading, dancing, soccer, gymnastics sports, swimming, math and reading, science, being polite and helpful are all things i am good at.

  45. 44
    My friend Anonymous said:


  46. 45
    My friend kaylee said:

    i love sports. being outside makes me smile.

  47. 46
    My friend kaitlin said:

    im good at making scarfs

  48. 47
    My friend kaitlin said:

    i love the story

  49. 48
    My friend Rose said:

    Dear Santa

    Some people in my class think I am REALLY rubbish at drawing But…
    I Know that I am really good at making things with old bits and Bobs

    From Rose

  50. 49
    My friend Amy said:

    I am good at Soccer,Netball,Singing Christmas Carols and Best of all I like to Dance to Music For Babies and adults and maybe For my age group.

  51. 50
    My friend Chris said:

    I like doing sports. I’m good at playing football. I smile when I score goals

  52. 51
    My friend Leah said:

    I think I am good at dancing and swimming! Something that makes me smile is Christmas day because you give me lots of the things I want and its just a lovely time of year because you get to spend lots of time with your family :) I love you! <3 xx

  53. 52
    My friend Callum said:

    Your mouse is the same as me not good a one thing buit graet at another. I am good at playing football ,rugby and tennis and rubbish at golf

  54. 53
    My friend olivia said:

    dear santa i realy like your hat . i like the colour red.nobody could wear it better than you

  55. 54
    My friend Katie said:

    i feel queasy.

  56. 55
    My friend Tia said:

    I feel like that some times lol

  57. 56
    My friend Tia said:

    But i am good at the flute and i need a new one!!

  58. 57
    My friend charlie said:


  59. 58
    My friend Emma said:

    I Like Irish Dancing.

  60. 59
    My friend jessica said:

    got your letter i love it have a merry chirstmmas xoxo

  61. 60
    My friend Taylor said:

    Don’t feel that way mouse it’s ok

  62. 61
    My friend chrissie said:

    I love to be active when i play it makes me
    enjoy it

  63. 62
    My friend Lilly said:

    What I am good at and makes me smile is helping others. Also, making jewlry. Helping others is fun and around Christmas time gives me and the people I help Christmas spirit. I make jewlry so I can sell it and make a profit such as the free enterprise system. It’s also fun to see people when they smile at my jewlry and when I help them. I’m also good at playing with my friends. It makes me smile to see them smile!
    After all you don’t have to be good at the things your friens or family are as long as you are happy with what you are good at.

  64. 63
    My friend Kaylen said:

    I am good at baking Christmas Cookies. I smile when they look prefect. I sure do love the holidays. Santa I loved the go cart you brought me last year. Hope you have a safe flight on Christmas Eve.
    Love Kaylen

  65. 64
    My friend Katerina said:

    I will not brag, but i am a good girl and get all my work done in class, i help people, and care for them. i am very friendly so i have many friends!

  66. 65
    My friend Meredith said:

    I like seeing people smile. It makes me smile when others smile.

  67. 66
    My friend Anna said:

    I love Harry Potter. I’m the youngest in my family so sometimes I feel like the littlest elf.

  68. 67
    My friend lily said:

    hi santa i have a red hat just like your’s! I think that your blog is cool. have a nice trip. p.s. only 20 more day’s of letter’s then it’s time to fly! p.p.s MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  69. 68
    My friend Sophia said:

    I’m good at sewing, going to school, puzzles, and getting a cup of water all by myself.

  70. 69
    My friend joshua said:

    Friends, food, music, my family and sports make me smile

  71. 70
    My friend Rebecca said:

    I am good at helping people, creating art, reading and writing. What makes me smile is being with my family and anything that has to do with Christmas

  72. 71
    My friend Lauren said:

    Making people happy makes me smile :)
    And having friends and family over to celebrate Christmas!

  73. 72
    My friend abigail said:

    hi saanta i,ve always wanted to wear your actural propper hat because it looksn really cosey inside.

  74. 73
    My friend Julia said:

    I’m good at drawing! I drew a picture of you yesterday Santa!

    P.S I have a red hat just like yours!

  75. 74
    My friend Jennifer said:

    Hi Santa, I love your hat it look’s ever so festive I would love it, my fave Xmas film is the Polar Express!

  76. 75
    My friend sophie said:

    your red hat is very nice i love you

  77. 76
    My friend sophie said:

    ilove your rat

  78. 77
    My friend Ella said:

    Hi Santa:) you sure do make people happy I bet mouse was so happy when you asked for her help so cute. I think mouse is a bit like me because I always think I cant do anything but when I do things that make me smile I am not bragging but I am class:)Also I think your red hat looks so fluffy would you mind bringing me one on Christmas Eve that would be great:)lots of love Ellaxxxxxxxxxx

  79. 78
    My friend Ella said:

    Hi Santa can you bring me a red hat on Christmas Eve

  80. 79
    My friend annabel said:

    the things that i like are: at christmas when you deliver my presents and ferreo rochi wich is choclate by the way you told me to write a comment and here it is’ santa please read it.

  81. 80
    My friend annabel said:

    also i also like it when people smile

  82. 81
    My friend makenzie said:

    can you give Rudoffh a hug 4 me? ;)

  83. 82
    My friend sami said:

    your hat is awesome i wish i had one.

  84. 83
    My friend caitlyn said:

    i love your hat!!!!!

  85. 84
    My friend Kulia said:

    So that’s how you got your red Christmas hat! I didn’t even know that there even WAS a story behind your hat! That’s so cool! Tell Mouse I said great job! And tell her that if you look at what you can do, you’ll find that it can be a big change in history or even anything! Merry Christmas! Have good days and nights! :) :)

  86. 85
    My friend bryce said:

    i liked you blog can u please send me a ELF ON MY SHELF I HEAR HE MOVES

  87. 86
    My friend KRISTEN said:


  88. 87
    My friend kaleb said:

    how are you

  89. 88
    My friend Brianna said:

    santa you have such cool blog it gave me a idea to try to make my own blog also you are #1 <3

  90. 89
    My friend KAYLEE said:

    i love do get in my house.what is your favorite color.what do you do to help the you like christmas you like christmas.what is your real name.and what is your wifes real name.

  91. 90
    My friend Sian said:

    Hi santa im a bit lonely i think im getting bullied i dont know plx help poeple

  92. 91
    My friend cassidy said:

    I could TRY to make a red scarf like how Mouse did :-}

  93. 92
    My friend Hudson said:

    That must be very tireing

  94. 93
    My friend George said:

    It feels awful when you feel like giving up so dont give up just try your best and you will do it.

  95. 94
    My friend Olivia said:

    Doing school work.p.s.why is your hat red

  96. 95
    My friend arianne said:

    Have a Merry Christmas!!!!!! !I love you!!!!!!

  97. 96
    My friend autumn said:


  98. 97
    My friend sloamit said:

    how old are you santa claus?can you give me a gift for my birtday

  99. 98
    My friend keeley said:

    hi merry cristmas

  100. 99
    My friend Melissa said:

    Something that makes me happy is writing letters to u! and to play with my dog and anything to do with christmas!!!!!!!!!!!! i love christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. 100
    My friend shaylee said:

    I am good at reading love you santa

  102. 101
    My friend shaylee said:

    I love your hat my favorite time of the year is Christmas

  103. 102
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:


  104. 103
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:


  105. 104
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:


  106. 105
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa merry christmas and ahappy new year your friend franklin joe browning

  107. 106
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa this is franklin again i still believe in the magic of the north pole my mom says you are real wish your friend franklin joe browning

  108. 107
    My friend Anna said:

    I am very good at gym and dance one of the best

  109. 108
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa is it cold at the north pole do they have a dentist up there i watched that christmas movie of rodoph the red nosed reindeer where one elf wanted to be a dentist your friend franklin joe browning

  110. 109
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa i wish i could visit you at the north pole it would be great your friend franklin joe browning

  111. 110
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa iwill make sure that you have milk and cookies and the reigndeers carrots your friend franklin joe browning

  112. 111
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa you have a merry christmas and a happy new year and hopefully next year you can come to my house your friend franklin joe browning

  113. 112
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa tell the elves and the reigndeers that we said merry christmas and mrs claus a very merry christmas your friend franklin browning

  114. 113
    My friend abby said:

    mmm…a red hat well i no i dont a wear red hat but…….at christmas that is ohoh….one more thing i hope you have a merry christmas

  115. 114
    My friend kasandra said:

    nice hat santa!

  116. 115
    My friend Morgen said:

    I am good at horse riding
    reading math english playing the recorder and rapping nicki minaj songs

  117. 116
    My friend Jesse said:

    I am good at soccer and i love playing it!!!

  118. 117
    My friend FRANKLIN BROWNING said:

    dear santa this is franklin again i sent you 11 emails i hope you get them your friend franklin joe bbowning

  119. 118
    My friend libbany said:

    i love your red hat and by the way you was on the news the other week

  120. 119
    My friend Caitlin said:

    Hi Santa,
    My parents say I have many talents. My favorite is music. I play cello, saxophone, piano, and guitar (Which I figured out rudolph on!) Anyway I hope you have good luck on your trip! 5 more days

  121. 120
    My friend jane said:

    hhhol, that is a cool!
    the littlest mouse is so nice!

  122. 121
    My friend Amanda said:

    I’m good at drawing… I love it so much! Oh man…. :( I only wish that Christmas would come just a little faster! By the way, I’ve heard you on our roof many times on almost every christmas Eve, and as soon as I hear sleigh bells, I BEG myself to go to sleep! :) I find that so exciting! I wish I could meet you in person… oh well. :) See you (sort of…) in four days!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!! :D
    What can I say… I’m CRAZY for CHRISTMAS!!!!!! :)

  123. 122
    My friend ALEXA said:

    I love your red hat SANTA!MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  124. 123
    My friend bob said:

    I am good at drawing. 8:

  125. 124
    My friend Georgia said:

    im good at swimming

  126. 125
    My friend Anna said:

    hi Santa!hopefully you wear a short sleeved because it is SUPER DUPER hot here!well, for winter anyways…

  127. 126
    My friend Anna said:

    i am good at caring and sharing and making people smile!!!

  128. 127
    My friend c is for cookies said:

    hey Santa is my best hero but my halo is a little cricket i am a drawer to but i am not that good to bad i cant blog tomorrow its Christmas Eve! so i wont be blogging tomorrow i have to get cookies ready and if there isn’t cookies we’ll make some I also have to peal the carrots for Blitzen because he is my favorite and before I go I am having dickeys Christmas dinner on Chistmas it cost 40 bucks I can tast the turkey now!!!

  129. 128
    My friend patrick McDermott said:

    hi santey

  130. 129
    My friend kashmala khan said:

    dear santa nd lovely elvs i love you all but dont forget my chrismas presents for me and my brothers and sistetr it was a super duper santa blog in the whol whid wourld love youuuuuu santa and elves xxxxxxxxx kashmala khan

  131. 130
    My friend laura said:

    hey santa you need to ask your elf to make you a brand new santa outfit like white under shirt,red jacket with green poms around the wrist,red pants with green poms around the anicle,black leather boots.



  132. 131
    My friend KAYLEE said:

    i love santa.

  133. 132
    My friend Darcie said:

    I am good at dancing. The thing that makes me smile is my sister.

  134. 133
    My friend dan dan said:

    The thing that makes me smile is you,Santa

  135. 134
    My friend BAILEY said:

    i like to make pepole lagh and it makes me lagh to

  136. 135
    My friend Sophie said:

    well i am good at knitting but i’m still learning.and people say i sing really well!!!

  137. 136
    My friend Andy said:

    im good at making my friends laugh

  138. 137
    My friend BAILEY said:

    i am good at looking up stuff on the internet and what makes me lagh 2 tell joke 2 people would you like 2 here 1 why does a cow say moo his horns dont honk

  139. 138
    My friend amy said:

    santa clause even saying it makes me exited :-D

  140. 139
    My friend caitlin said:

    I’m good at horse riding and dancing but the things that make me smile are my family and friends and you,santa.
    xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx

  141. 140
    My friend Csepke said:

    I am good at playing drama, I actualy wonna be an actress*wink*So I am also good at dancing oh yes, and I can’t leave out screaming, yeap I am good at screaming, get ready, HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    And ofcours acting,my family,my friends,and you Santa and the toys you make me is all that makes me smile!:)

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