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Santa, Grinch keep Christmas tradition alive

While Santa Claus stopped in Clearwater, Saturday, a green-faced Grinch added to holiday fun, photobombing pictures as Jolly Old St. Nick greeted area youngsters at The Office.

Unlike past years, Santa parked his sleigh along the street and greeted families as they drove by.

Santa read children's wish lists, asked who had been naughty and nice and offered holiday greetings and goody bags.

He told the Advocate-Messenger, "The best part of Christmas is receiving hugs and cookies."

The Grinch may have scared a few visitors when he popped up from behind a plywood windbreak, but the Dr. Seuss chara...


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