Santa Claus makes annual trip to Sumter

Geraldine Edwards
December 24, 2018

Now in its 63rd year, the Santa tracker became a Christmas Eve tradition after a mistaken phone call to the Continental Air Defence Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1955.

"I was 17 years old", McDowell recalled. Decked in red and white with a black belt around the waist, Santa may or may not wear spectacles when he walks stealthily into homes, carrying a sackful of goodies.

Christmas shopping with Cavan and took a second to sit on a bench near Santa's workshop... then Santa steps away from... There are blue, pink and green versions in the antique world, made of many different materials.

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"Some kids believe in Santa and some don't", he explained. If you like dogs, too, why not get a pup home during Christmas?

As Gina was admiring the decorations, soaking in the Christmas spirit, she noticed Santa approaching in her direction.

Santa said the outside world plays a very strong role in influencing children. Something tells me that a part of her is already cynical about Santa.

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The youngest person Santa can remember sitting on his lap was three days old.

While Santa said he has had requests for guinea pigs, hamsters, dogs, horses, and even iguanas, occasionally, children will ask him for unusual "pets", such as spiders. Before she left, she told him what she wanted for Christmas. An illustrator active in the Victorian age, the era when so many of our Christmas customs began, Nast is often credited with creating our modern image of a jolly, whiskered, round little Santa. Convincing them started getting tougher with time.

Christmas collectors are the most passionate collectors around. "The biggest issue is trying not to get blood on the suit". So, this Christmas, Santa Claus please give me a grand holiday, maybe in Europe, where I can explore the culture. He said some children brought him letters to Santa and, one time, he was even given brownies. I think nowadays life is full of stress and tediousness because of so much work and competition, so I want Santa to relieve everyone's stress.

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Kishori Shahane Vij: I love doing charity, so I would ask Santa for loads of money, so that I can buy gifts for lots of underprivileged people and bring happiness to them.

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