Christmas is a week away.

Good ’ole St. Nick is putting the finishing touches on his gifts for sports figures in our area.

Sorry if this ruins any surprises.

St. Louis Rams: Plans for a new stadium at the old Chrysler plant in Fenton.

St. Louis Blues: To avoid the Kings in the playoffs.

St. Louis Cardinals: To avoid the Red Sox in the World Series.

St. Louis Billikens: An invitation to that new Catholic conference.

Mizzou Basketball: A win over Kentucky.

Mizzou Football: A chance to beat up on Kansas and/or Illinois.

Jim Scanlan, former WHS coach: As much time with the family as possible.

Zach Schneider, WHS football: Another all-state running back.

Dale Gildehaus, Borgia football: Some size up front, to go with the skill players.

Erick Webster, Union football: The preseason team to beat in the area.

Cody McDowell, St. Clair football: Another season with double-digit wins.

Andy Arnette, Sullivan football: No rebuilding, just reloading.

Jeff Duncan, Parkway West football: A less brutal schedule.

Matt Kroeter, WHS coach: No more long wrestling nights.

Tim Rinne, WHS coach: A good scoop.

Dr. Frank Wood, WHS principal: A good quote.

Dr. Lori VanLeer, Washington superintendent: A basketball scholarship.

Gary Leimkuehler, Hermann assistant superintendent: A sweet high school weight room.

Mike Hunter, St. Clair principal: A spot in Jerry Jones’ suite for the Cotton Bowl.

Jeff Hamlett, St. Clair administrator: A personalized golf cart.

Ron Millheiser, WMS administrator: A radio show.

Dave Neier, Borgia basketball: Another shot at Republic.

Grant Young, WHS basketball: A Meramec championship.

John VanLeer, Pacific basketball: His first district championship.

Casey Korn, St. Clair basketball: A healthy team.

Ray Steinhoff, New Haven basketball: A Truman State sweatshirt.

Dino McKinney, Sullivan basketball: Good health for the family.

Tim Spiers, Hermann basketball: The surprise team in the FRC.

Mike Scheer, WHS coach: NCAA Tournament bid for the Bears.

Adam Fischer, WHS basketball: Back-to-back conference champs.

Tim Isgrig, St. Clair coach: A head-coaching gig.

Josh Spuhl, Pacific basketball: A box of sweater vests.

Jena Carroll, St. Clair basketball: A Rolla championship.

Chris Simmons, Union basketball: More depth on the team.

Jason Merkel, Sullivan basketball: A state ranking.

Doug Peirick, New Haven basketball: Two wins in Columbia.

Stacia Parsell, Borgia basketball: AAA champions.

Janel Brown, Pacific volleyball: A new addition to the family.

Scott Brown, Pacific coach: Another male in the house.

Pete Jett, Owensville coach: Continued good health.

Kym Blankenship, WHS volleyball: A third straight GAC Central championship.

Ashley Mims, St. Clair volleyball: A St. Clair Tournament title.

Linda Lampkin, Hermann volleyball: 800 more wins.

Bill Deckelman, WHS AD: A nice vacation far away.

Greg Dunigan, St. Clair AD: More pregame interviews.

Brad Bruns, Borgia AD: Yearly reservations in Cape Girardeau.

Chris Arand, Union AD: Some really cool on-campus athletic facilities.

Andy Herbst, Pacific AD: An SEC road trip.

Todd Anderson, Hermann AD: A trip to Columbia in March.

Sean Erwin, Sullivan AD: A new boys basketball tournament.

Jeff Reed, Pacific baseball: Another double eagle.

Rob Struckhoff, Borgia baseball: A new turf field.

Ryan Bailey, Union baseball: A new on-campus field.

Scott Bray, WHS baseball: Another shot at Howell.

Rob Hauck, St. Clair baseball/softball: A conference title in the spring or fall.

Bill Juengel, Union softball: A fantasy golf championship.

Phil King, Washington softball: A district win over Eureka.

Tonya Lewis, Pacific softball: A state bowling championship.

Josh Ohm, WHS wrestling: A state champion.

Mike Olszowka: WHS track/cross country: A state champion.

Rob Schimsa, Pacific wrestling: Another state champion.

Todd Dempsey, Pacific soccer: Another conference player of the year.

Mitch Figas, Borgia cross country: A pass to the Winter Olympics.

Post 218 baseball: Three state championships.

Cory Cowsert, Pacific Post 320 baseball: A new legion field.

Dr. Bart Coleman, St. Clair trainer: A spot in the Tour de France.

Mike Wood, area referee: A state championship game.

John Covington, KLPW: An ice-hockey rink in Washington.

Dave Marner, Gasconade County Republican: A key to the town of Owensville.

Will Johnson, Gasconade County Republican: Cardinals season tickets.

Derrick Forsythe, Warren County Record: A trip to Pasadena.

Bill Battle, Missourian: Another trip to Salisbury.

Craig Vonder Haar, Missourian: A media parking spot at every school in the area.