This two-year-old Texan is all of us this holiday season.

Meghan Overdeep
November 28, 2017

She’s only two years old, but Linden Bartell already speaks for all of us.

The Texas cutie is causing an internet sensation after her honest request to Santa went viral earlier this week. Sitting on ‘ol Saint Nick’s knee at Bering's hardware store in Houston, Linden perfectly articulated exactly what we all want this holiday season.

"What you want for Christmas, huh?" Santa asked the little girl. "I want to take a nap," she replied, rubbing one eye.

"Santa does, too," he replied, pretending to snooze on his red throne. Linden responded by laying her head on his big red chest.

Eventually, Linden asked Santa for a reindeer, though it remains to be seen whether or not he’ll come through on that request.


All I want for Christmas is a nap.

Posted by Allen Bartell on Saturday, November 25, 2017


Her dad, Allen Bartell, told USA Today that she was likely exhausted after a Thanksgiving weekend spent with family. The warm, 80-degree Texas weather didn't help either, he added.

“We get in the car and we have almost a two-hour drive home," he said. "She was awake the whole time. She slept good that night.”