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Like kids all over the world, Suri Cruise has been making her Christmas list for Santa. But unlike many kids, it seems Suri will be getting strictly everything on that list – or else!

“It’s written out. She’s very organised,” Katie told Ellen DeGeneres about her 8-year-old daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise.

“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.”

Sure, the therapy reference was a joke. But still … every? single? item? What if she wants things like a real princess castle, or a spaceship perhaps …

“Is she abusing Santa? Does she have a long list of things? Or is she practical?” asked Ellen.

“She’s practical, she’s just very specific,” said Katie, 35.

“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.'”

The actress has previously spoken about making Suri the centre of her life. But is this perhaps taking things a bit far? Let’s hope Suri’s list isn’t too extensive, or Katie’s going to be doing a lot of shopping. (Not that money’s a problem – thanks Tom!)

But we’d love to know, how does it work at your house? Does Santa give your kids everything on their Christmas list? Do you try to help them prepare a reasonable list so that can happen? How do you explain it if they want, say, an X-Box and you have a no-video-games policy so no X-Box gets delivered? Santa’s coming very soon! We’d love to hear your stories below.

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  • My little will get some of what she wants, certainly not everything.

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  • Must be nice to be able to give your child everything on her list instead of struggling to keep it all together.

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  • Santa’s list is always a guide for us and the children have been told that Santa has the items cheaper then the store and will only deliver one item. All children have understood this and the younger ones are too now.

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  • My kids get a fee things from Santa, not a list or anything though… Maybe one or a few presents depending in the price

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  • Santa only ever left one gift, as he has all the other children in the world to give to as well. That is the belief we grew up with and i did the same with my children and i wish they would do the same with theirs, lol.

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  • we’ve always said that santa can leave up to two presents as there are lot of kids in the world that santa has to give presents too,and then we explain that you also get present from mummy,daddy grandma etc.

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  • At our house Santa gives our children 3-4 gifts and then they receive the same amount off us. This all depends on the value of the gifts though.

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  • It seems this behaviour has been ingrained into little Suri from the moment she was born. For years we have been hearing stories of her dictating to her parents and of her demands and how indulged she is. I have about as much time for reading stories about Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise as I do the Kardashian clan. I had a friend who’s child was treated in the same manner as Suri Cruise and seems to have some rather demanding indulged habits. I love children, but it can be incredibly difficult to be around when you know the parents are the real problem and not the child.


    • well yeah she is just a product of her up-bringing. i know that tabloids like to pick on these celeb children so i do wonder how much is just made up to sell magazines. it is very easy to make assumptions too and i don’t personally know these people so i couldn’t say whether or not, this child is a little diva like they claim lol i do agree that we should instill values and morals into our children and hold those in higher worth than material possessions

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  • I know it would be hard raising a child when you work in the entertainment industry with unlimited funds, however this is simply another spoilt child who has no idea of the value of possessions and what Christmas is all about, she is fortunate to be in the position that she is in but I certainly do not envy her.

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  • Santa fills one very small stocking. Any other gifts come from friends and family.

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  • well my eldest daughter just wrote her list and she didn’t ask for a single thing for herself—just toys for her siblings! she is a little darling. i think that i would — i mean santa…. would compramise on the list and see how far that the elves budget will go lol

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  • I feel sorry for kids growing up in a rich family, they wouldn’t grow up feeling the same want and appreciation for things the average class people do.

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  • wow spoiling children never goes well.
    in our house santa brings a stocking full of little things chocolates and stuff and 1 BIG present from the her christmas list.

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  • My kids are still a little young to really have lists, my 3 year old will only start getting a proper idea about Santa this year I expect. When they are old enough to be doing lists, I won’t be getting every single thing off it. Even if I had the money to buy the whole list, it’s just not necessary!!

    As a kid I definitely never got all the items on my list! Probably some years I didnt get anything off it! But I was never ever disappointed either.
    Well ok, maybe a little disappointed that Santa NEVER brought me the real horse I asked for every year. You’d think santa could have fit one on his sleigh for me!!

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  • We always told our kids that they shouldn’t expect everything they had wanted & to be grateful with what they got from Santa. I’m sure they never went without things but they learnt early not to ask for too much.

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