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Monday, December 24, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Are his cheeks rosy? Is his beard as white as snow? Parents want to know.
I'll never forget the worst looking Santa nor will I forget the best. The best was at the Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, Pa. His beard was so perfect and his laugh was very jolly. I often wondered if he was THE North Pole Santa doing a Boss Undercover episode. The worst was at an Akron-area mall (I won't name it because it's not fair to malign the entire mall). He had a big heart, but he looked like a biker dude who had bleached his beard to a nice shade of yellow. No, looks aren't everything, but when you're representing an icon everybody knows intimately, you should show some respect. Who's got the best looking Santa that you've seen? Other parents want to know. Feel free to shoot a photo and share where you saw the Santa.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Santa’s awfully busy in Brecksville this time of the year!
Editor’s note: To preserve the magic of the season, this story is for parents’ eyes only! Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Click here to find out how to take part. In Brecksville, Santa doesn’t just write back—he picks up the phone and gives kids a call. He also makes time to stop by the Christmas …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Do you think you should be able to take your own pictures when the kids visit Santa at the mall?
Jolly Old St. Nick has been a big draw at the malls for years, where parents would snap photos of their children sitting on the Big Man's lap. But recently, malls have started to ban parents from taking their own photos, or asking them to shoot from a certain distance. Others will allow parents to take photos only if they also buy a professional photo package. Some Santas say it's stealing when you take your own photos, reports United Press International, but parents argue that it ruins the spirit of the season. What do you think?
We've caught Santa on camera throughout Patch towns in our area. We'd love to see your photos too!
Ever wonder how Santa visits all those houses on Christmas Eve? Well we don't wonder at all. We've seen him at the Acme in Stow, at the Brecksville Public Library, and even at Crocker Park in Westlake. With all the locations he's been spotted at throughout our area this month, it's no wonder he can hit everybody's house on the big night. So, we're sharing our Santa photos with you to get you in the holiday spirit. Want to share yours too? Sure, that'd be awesome.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Jolly old St. Nick phoned each and every Brecksville youngster who made it on his "nice" list.