I've been a very good girl this year... At least, I've tried my best to be. I've given things I no longer need or want to charity, I've eaten my vegetables (even broccoli) and I've done my best to help keep the housework up to date. But apparently all that isn't good enough! No matter how good I am I still don't seem to be able to be good enough to get a pet lion for Christmas. Is there, perhaps something extra special one must do in order to get such a gift? Perhaps your concerns are that I don't know the requirements for caring for such an animal? If that's the case then I assure you I will put as many hours as necessary in to researching the proper care for a lion in captivity. I already know the basics, and I have no doubt that the rest is available somewhere on the internet... Everything is! So, Santa, I'll ask you again... Can I have a pet lion for Christmas?
While I know you have done your best to be good all year, and I appreciate that, I'm afraid your request must be denyed. I'm sure you know how to care for a pet lion, but the last time I tried to bring you one it tried to eat my reindeer, and I'm afraid I can't take the risk of such a thing happening again, since the next time it could be fatal for Dasher. Why, if that reindeer didn't enjoy running so much, and if it weren't for the advantage reindeer have over lions on snow, it would have been fatal the last time. Perhaps you could request a different gift? Preferably one without such sharp teeth and claws?