UT Posted in Utah December 24, 2015 by Catherine Rees 15 Things You Really Hope Santa Brings Utah for Christmas We’ve been really, really good this year! Hopefully Santa will bring Utah these 15 things on our list. 1. Snow in the Mountains DennyMont/flickr We need snow in the mountains. The ski industry loves it, the skiers love it and any Utahn who enjoys drinking water all year loves it. 2. Mild Weather in the Valleys Garrett/flickr While we love our snow, we prefer it up in the mountains so that the roads are clear and safe. 3. A Winning Season for the Jazz Utah Jazz/Facebook Jazz fans would love to see their team in the playoffs this year, Santa. 4. Google Fiber Paul Sableman via Commons 1,000 megabits per second sounds like a FABULOUS gift. 5. Self-Repairing Potholes _chris UK/flickr There’s nothing worse than a summer of road construction. If Santa’s elves could come up with some self-repairing potholes, that would be a great gift for Utahns. 6. Another IKEA cryostasis/flickr Maybe two more...one in the Northern part of the state, and another in the Southern part? Everyone in Utah should be able to own cheap furniture with cool Swedish design. Not to mention “Kids Eat Free Tuesday,” which would surely be popular. 7. Reclining Seats for Every Movie Theater Cinemark Sugarhouse/Facebook The Cinemark theater in Sugar House recently renovated their theaters and set them all up with reclining seats. Once you’ve enjoyed a theater experience in reclining seats, it’s hard to do without them! 8. Homes for Every Unwanted Pet in Utah Best Friends Animal Society/Facebook While we’re making progress toward being a “no kill” state, many Utah pets are still homeless. Maybe Santa can find homes for them. 9. The Motivation to Actually Use our Gym Memberships normanack/flickr We can buy our own gym memberships...but some of us could use a little help from Santa in the motivation department. 10. French Fries and Fry Sauce Without Calories Sam Klein/flickr In case Santa doesn’t bring the motivation to use our gym memberships. 11. A Powell’s Books Scott Beale/flickr If you’ve ever been to Powell’s Books in Portland, you’ve discovered the joy of spending hours getting lost in a bookstore that’s roughly the size of Costco. 12. Cat Cafes Tom Phung/flickr This might be the coolest concept I’ve ever heard. Originally very popular in Asia and Europe, cat cafes have popped up in many U.S. cities. They’re basically small coffee shops with several cats that patrons can play with, pet and snuggle. We definitely need a few of these in Utah. In the meantime, you can always head to the Utah Humane Society or Best Friends Animal Society to love on a few kitties. 13. Elves to Put Away the Christmas Decorations Serge/flickr Putting up the Christmas tree and lights is a fun holiday tradition, but taking them down every year is a real pain. Some elves to do the work for us would be greatly appreciated. 14. Food for Every Utahn Utah Food Bank/Facebook Some Utahns don’t have enough to eat. The Jazz Bear and volunteers are doing their part at the Utah Food Bank; hopefully Santa makes sure that every hungry Utahn has enough food this year. 15. Inclusion for All Thomas Hawk Utah is already a great state full of wonderful people. Let’s hope that Santa brings every Utahn the desire to be inclusive of everyone in our state, so that we can continue to be the BEST state in the country! What else should we add to our list to Santa?