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      Columbia Mall Santa visits with children

      He TMs making a list and checking it twice.

      Santa Claus is taking time out of his busy schedule to find out who TMs been naughty or nice.

      23-month-old Alden Bullard is just one of dozens of children visiting Santa in the Dillard TMs Wing of the Columbia Mall between now and Christmas. Santa said he has a long list this year.

      Santa said, They want a lot of electronics like the Wii TMs, the DS games and the DS machines. There are dolls for the little girls. Barbies are always popular, anything Barbie.

      Ethan Ball, 3, made sure Santa TMs beard was real before telling his Christmas list.

      Ethan TMs Mother Susan Ball said, He wants a race car. He TMs mentioned a train and action figures and anything a little boy TMs dream could be.

      Santa is also taking pictures with pet dogs and cats on Monday nights between now and Christmas.

      Santa TMs Helper Chrissy Schwartz said, We had a good turnout this past Monday. We invite everybody to come out and bring your pets next Monday night.

      Santa said there have been less naughty and more nice children this year. That has his elves working overtime at the North Pole.

      You can get your picture taken with Santa Claus in the Columbia Mall between now and Christmas.