AUBURN, Mass. – Santa took time out from his preparations to slide down the chimney to drop by Auburn’s local access cable television offices Tuesday, where he received a constant stream of calls from children who gave him their Christmas wish lists.
The “Santa Call-In” show Tuesday night was the only night Santa would be talking calls in Auburn before Christmas, and children took full advantage. They asked for diaries, rocking horses, books, toy sets, playhouses, walkie-talkies, iPods, laptops, sketchpads, baby dolls, dogs, bicycles, drum sets and video game systems.
Santa wrote down the children’s wishes on a long list, and he told the kids they needed “to be good and listen to mom and dad.”
“This year I’ve had more requests than ever,” Santa said while writing down wishes on his long list. “When I came to Auburn tonight, I saw that the holiday spirit is alive in Auburn as always. The Christmas tree in Drury Square is all lit up, and the Veterans Corridor is all lit up. The spirit is alive here.”
For the kids who didn’t know what they wanted, Santa told them he would surprise them with a gift.
In addition, some residents called and sang a song during the program, including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Feliz Navidad” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
“We’ve been doing this for 10 years, and it’s always a fun time for the kids to call up and talk to Santa,” said show producer Wayne Page.
He reminded residents to drop off gifts at the police station to help families in need this holiday season.