Top 10: Things that happened when Santa came down the chimney December 21, 2022 — by Mitchell Chen Photo by Annie LiuI hope Santa won’t realize his missing elf! From broken roofs to Christmas, love, Santa definitely spread joy at my house this year! Seeing my name on the “Good” List While my friends can brag how much coal they got this year, I will be swimming in all my presents! Getting everything I wanted for Christmas Usually I only get one or two things for Christmas, but this year Santa gave me all 200 items I wished for — including Stephen Curry’s mouthguard. Eating Christmas cookies I ate the magic Christmas cookies that Santa brought all the way from the North Pole. It’s true — Mrs. Claus is indeed a very good baker. Hugs! Warm hugs from Santa are always the best! Being able to pet reindeer Petting Rudolph was a lifelong dream of mine. Getting extra whipped cream in my hot cocoa Santa was super excited to meet me, so he put extra whipped cream in my hot cocoa. Jingle bells on my Christmas tree Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way … I finally got the special bell that no one else can hear but me. Parents going into shock My Mommy and Daddy fainted on the spot so I guess … NO RULES! Staying up all night drinking chocolate syrup, lighting fireworks and building a snowman in my room — the best Christmas ever! Santa not sticking the landing Mrs. Claus has definitely been feeding Santa a bit too much lately. He could barely fit in my chimney. Kidnapping one of his elves Quickly shoving Winky the Elf into my closet, I now have my own personal toy maker. Maybe next year I’ll take another one and start my own toy factory. 3 views this weekAbout the contributorsMitchell ChenMitchell Chen, Class of '24, is a Backpage Editor for the 2023-2024 staff. He has written many stories on the school's swim and water polo teams. He has also covered stories on awards and events students have won and led, ranging from a San Jose Sharks scholarship to a student-run modeling show.