"Definitely brings our spirits up," recipient Randy Goldberg says.
This is the second year in a row Santa has asked the officers to help out San Diego-area families.
And ol' Saint Nick has been hitting up the men and women in blue this year. Last week, a police officer pulled people over at a routine traffic stop and surprised them with gifts from their wish lists.
"This just turned my bad day into a good one,"one woman says.
"What? Are you joking?" another woman asks.
"No, it just fell off the back of a truck, you didn't see the guy in the red sleigh? Sorry the wrap job isn't perfect, it's a little windy out,"Officer Scot VanSolkema says.
"How did you do this?" the woman asks.
And after a thief stole gifts from under a Minnesota family's Christmas tree, officers again stepped up.
"Hopkins police had a plan of their own, surprising the Hills by replacing almost all of the $600 worth of gifts that were stolen," KMSP reporter Leah Beno says.