Christmas is just around the corner and, like good little boys and girls who have listed down what they want and are excited to wake up on Christmas day to find presents from Santa, actor Benedict Cumberbatch also wrote to Father Christmas and his letter is a delightful read.

His handwritten letter was posted and transcribed on Letters Live in celebration of England's National Letter Day that happens every Dec. 7. Unlike Thom Yorke and Annie Lennox, whose letters have a more specific and adult target, Cumberbatch focused his wish on children.

"It's not for us to turn around and plead for your help with ... man-made problems and more," Cumberbatch wrote, making it clear that his letter will have a different direction from other celebrities who asked for help on real-world problems.

Perhaps Cumberbatch observed how children nowadays seem to be in a hurry to grow up and let go of the magic that comes with childhood.

"You are for the children. ... This is what I'd like to ask you to help with. A little more time for children to be children. Stretch the moment of magic and playfulness ... so that they can laugh with their breath rather than sob with their tears," he continued.

He also made sure to mention the children who have no means of establishing a connection with Father Christmas. "Spare a thought too for those millions who want to write to you but through illiteracy can't."

Of course, the 39-year-old actor knew how his simple wish is also a difficult feat for Santa so he promised to leave extra port and mince pies when he drops in.

The "Sherlock" star seemed to have been a naughty as a child at some point because he had an additional request to Santa: "P.S. Please could I have that lightsaber now?"

Get your "Sherlock" fix on New Year's day when Cumberbatch reprises his role in a 90-minute "Sherlock Special" on Jan. 1.

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