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I knowI can't use swear words in a picture book, so what would Santa say when he is frustrated because he lost something important? I wanted to use "Dang-nabbit" but I'm not sure that is appropriate. Any suggestions?
#1 - January 06, 2016, 06:37 AM

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Folksy Santa curses off the top of my head:
Crumblin' candy canes!
Oh, reindeer droppings!
Well, unstuff my stocking!
#2 - January 06, 2016, 08:13 AM
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I agree with Shauna. Make something up that is Santa/North Pole appropriate.

Oh, frostbite!
Stinkin' Elf socks!
Reindeer cookies!

Something like that would be appropriate and cute.  Have fun!
#3 - January 06, 2016, 10:21 AM

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I agree that making something fun up is the best way to go. And I LOVE some of the suggestions listed above!
#4 - January 06, 2016, 11:40 AM

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Thanks to all of you for your help. I loved all your ideas but went with Crunching Candy Canes because it was the best fit for the story.
#5 - January 08, 2016, 05:38 AM

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