Katie Holmes Panics Over Suri's Insane Christmas List

katie holmesChristmas is right around the corner, and as plenty of parents know, the gift buying and giving anxiety is building. And not even celebrities are immune to the pressures of getting kids the perfect presents. Katie Holmes recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and revealed daughter Suri's extremely detailed Christmas list.


The 8-year-old has given Santa some seriously organized requests. As her mom explained:

She's practical, she's just very specific. Like, 'I want a puppy, and then I want a pink collar that has sparkles on it that says the puppy's name. Then I want shoes for the dog ... Then I want a purple clip.' Like, it's all very detailed.

And Mom? Yeah, she's clearly freaking out already:

I start to, like, get a little bit of a panic because you cannot screw up talking to Santa. You cannot miss any item on that list, because if you screw that up, that's years and years of hearing about it, and then probably therapy.

Therapy? Please. It's highly doubtful that little Suri will be spilling her Santa issues on a therapist's couch anytime soon just because she got a dog with a purple collar instead of pink.

The world will go on, Christmas will be just fine, and the girl will get over the traumatizing moment successfully.

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Organizing may seem like a great trait to have in a child. Heck, that means they'll get their homework done on time and that room will look pristine. But super specific Christmas lists are any gift-giver's worst nightmare.

And yet ... to think that you actually have to perfectly fulfill them is even crazier.

Here's the deal: if you miss a gift from the list or, heaven forbid, get the wrong color, it won't destroy Santa. Or the kid's psyche.

Parents, you have one simple explanation. Santa's a busy man. He needed to make and deliver toys to two billion other kids, so it's not surprising he couldn't meet every single one of your points and exact standards. So it goes.

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Maybe take this as a teaching opportunity. It's about time for a little reminder that the world (and Mr. Claus) doesn't revolve around the kid. And if they don't get exactly what they want, Christmas will be fine, and there's no need to start saving for extensive therapy bills.

Just get ready for the whole hoopla again next year.

Do your kids leave very detailed gift lists? How do you handle that?


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