They've decked the halls with boughs of holly and now Woodland Mall and Santa Claus are ready for you. You're invited to celebrate the holiday season and its traditions with special holiday shopping and festivities.
The Santa statue was broken down into pieces and stored in the old J.C. Penney building in the Orchards Mall. Orchards Mall administrator Christina Castaneda believes that whoever took it must have been working in the mall
As anyone who knows me can attest, I'm a pretty big fan of Christmas, and this time of year, I start going through my set of holiday traditions. There's the usual ones, of course, like decorating the tree and opening the Advent Calendar, but I've also got a few of my own, like the traditional Christmas Eve slice of pie at the Waffle House.
But the ones I look forward to most of all are the round of Christmas specials I watch every year. The centerpiece, of course, is a 1967 episode of Dragnet called "The Christmas Story," where Joe Friday investigates the theft of a statue of Jesus from a church on Christmas Eve, but for me, the Christmas season just isn't complete without a viewing of the Xena: Warrior Princess episode "A Solstice Carol."
You know, the one where Xena meets Santa Claus.
Some toy manufacturers have to know what they are doing.
You see a lot of commercials with what look like tongue-in-cheek adult references nowadays that must be on purpose.
Whoever made this Santa Claus is either incredibly oblivious or a filthy animal.
This one will make you warm and fuzzy all over.
While three-year-old Gracie Lynn Wilson was eating breakfast with her family at a Bob Evans restaurant in Evansville, Ind., she noticed someone she recognized sitting by themselves in a booth.
It was Santa Claus!