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Santa Baby

By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Saturday we loaded the kids into the car and drove to Fruita in hopes of seeing Santa without the hassle and long line. Fruita was having their Christmas celebration and Parade of Lights. It included a free Santa in exchange for canned food. I really like the idea of Santa for charity and was happy to make the short drive. I figured it could go either way...he could smile happily or he could cry. Either way was just fine by me. Here's what he did: santablog.jpg It is an odd tradition that parents bundle up their children to get a pic of them with a man in red suit. No wonder they are scared. What other time of the year would we just plunk our kids down on some strangely dressed man's lap, laugh as they cry, then take their picture? It's weird and they know it. Here are pics of other kids crying on Santa's lap. It shouldn't be so funny this annual holiday torture but somehow it brings sick joy to parents around the world. As always we'd love to see your kids with Santa. Email pics to Robin Dearing and we'll post them daily.

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