Santa's got a beard that is long and white. Whittier elementary had their annual Santa shopping day. This is a great program where the kids get to go to school on a Saturday morning and pick out presents for their family without any help from Mom or Dad. One of the PTA parents helps the child pick out gifts from a list that Mom has given the child. Their is a wide array of items for the child to choose from; all priced in the child's price range. Kristen loves that she gets to give her family presents by herself. She also gets to meet with Santa. I think that this must have been the real Santa as he actually knew that Kristen dances, loves music and has a sister in 8th grade. The kids were also able to make a Christmas craft, color a picture, decorate a cookie and the entire family was able to enjoy doughnuts and milk/juice/coffee while waiting for their student. A nice way to start the Christmas season.