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Naughty or Nice

Free naughty or nice list templates and other printables that you can personalize before you print. You won’t believe they are free!

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Naughty or Nice List

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Have you been naughty or nice? Check to see if your name is on the nice list or the naughty list!

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Santa’s Nice List

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Santa’s Naughty and Nice List

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Santa’s Naughty List

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You can customize the names on this free printable Santa naughty or nice list before you print it.

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Naughty or Nice Quiz

Am I on the naughty or nice list? Take this quiz to find out!

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Answer each of the questions in the quiz and scroll down to find out which list you are on.

Santa’s Nice List Certificate

Create a nice list certificate to award a child for behaving well. Since all the text is editable you can also create a naughty list certificate for fun.

Naughty or Nice Report Card

You can create a free custom and personalized elf report card on this site. The elf report printable is totally customizable. You can change all the text, add clipart, change the border, etc.

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There are two different versions of the report card. One version has a section with a list of 4 behaviors that you would like to acknowledge. These can be things your child is working to improve or has made an effort to improve. You can also leave one unmarked to remind them to work on something. There are 4 items on the list (good manners, chores, sharing, and respecting elders). However, you are free to write anything you want. It is very easy to edit the list but you can watch the video which will show you how to do it step by step.

There is another version that just includes the verdict without going into details.

Choose the template that you prefer to use.

What is the naughty or nice list?

The “naughty or nice list” is a popular concept associated with the Christmas holiday season, particularly in Western cultures. According to this tradition, Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas, keeps a list of all children throughout the world. On this list, children are categorized as either “naughty” or “nice” based on their behavior throughout the year.

Children who have been well-behaved, kind, and respectful are placed on the “nice” list. As a reward for their good behavior, they are believed to receive gifts from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. These gifts are usually delivered in the early hours of Christmas morning.

On the other hand, children who have been mischievous, disobedient, or ill-behaved are placed on the “naughty” list. As a consequence, they might not receive gifts from Santa Claus.

The concept of the “naughty or nice list” is often used by parents and caregivers to encourage good behavior in children during the holiday season. It’s a fun way to reinforce the idea that being kind and respectful is essential and that positive actions may lead to rewards.

Though the tradition of the nice or naughty list is not an official part of any religious or cultural practice, it has become a popular aspect of Christmas folklore and a symbol of the spirit of giving and kindness during the holiday season.


Did you know that the word naughty comes from naught (sometimes spelled nought) which means “nothing?” Those who have been naughty are supposedly going to receive a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking whereas those who have been nice will receive Christmas gifts. The origin of this Christmas tradition isn’t clear.

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