Which 49ers make Santa’s naughty and nice lists in 2021?

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George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

Santa’s nice list: TE George Kittle

Tight end George Kittle is so fun to watch. And just like Jimmy Garoppolo, there’s no shortage of instances where Kittle is making his way through the fans to sign autographs and take pictures.

Santa notices those things, just as much as he notices when Kittle is out there delivering key blocks and pancakes. Judging by St. Nick’s belly, he probably likes a lot of pancakes.

Kittle earns a spot on Santa’s nice list for a lot of reasons, far beyond his on-field prowess and pass-catching abilities. No doubt, Santa appreciates just how kid-like Kittle can be, both on and off the field, including having some fun with his recent Nickelodeon NVP award earlier this month, the resulting slime award he’s going to share with his parents:

How giving.

Unconfirmed reports state Santa stops what he’s doing when Kittle is speaking with the media. And while Kittle occasionally cusses while speaking to the press, frequently apologizing when he does, Santa doesn’t appear to mind so much.

Although he could potentially leave some soap in Kittle’s stocking as a small warning there.

Overall, though, Kittle has no trouble getting onto the nice list for this and every holiday season.

And, on behalf of everyone here at Niner Noise, here’s hoping you and your loved ones enjoy a wonderful Christmas, holiday season and a terrific New Year’s Day!

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