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An interview with Santa Claus
Father Christmas encourages kids to be good
A-Interview with Santa pic
Preston McDaniel, 4, recently visited with Santa Claus at North Georgia Premium Outlets. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson Community News

The Jolly Ol' Elf himself recently sat down for an exclusive interview with the Dawson Community News to talk about some of the goodies he'll be delivering to the good little boys and girls in Dawsonville later tonight.

"I can tell you one thing for sure. I'm going to need a bigger sleigh. There's no doubt about it," Santa Claus said from his "office" at the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

From the high-tech to the classic and everything in between, Santa said the children of Dawson County will be pleased with all they find beneath the Christmas trees in the morning.

"The kids have asked for lots and lots of goodies this year," he said. "Some are wanting tech toys. Some are wanting simple things. Some are wanting a white Christmas."

One little girl told Santa her Christmas wish was for a service dog.

"I had another young lady ask for a cello, so there's been a wide range of toys through helpful animals," he said.

Santa said he was impressed that Dawsonville's naughty list was so short this year.

"Most of the kids in Dawsonville have been good this year," he said. "I always try to put the question to them right away, and they generally say ‘oh yeah, I've been good.'"

With only a few more hours before the big guy in red flies through north Georgia, everyone is encouraged to remember to keep being good throughout the holidays and all through the year.

"Remember, because Santa is still watching," he said. "I want everybody to be happy. I want everyone to enjoy the holidays and have a very, very, merry, merry Christmas."